Andrew Law

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Life

Born: 21 March 1749, Milford, Connecticut

Died: 13 July 1821, New Haven, Connecticut

Biography: Andrew Law was an American music compiler and publisher. He was a vigorous proponent of the enactment and enforcement of copyright laws.

Publications compiled and published

  • 1778 Select Harmony Further editions in 1779, 1782, 1812
  • 1781 A Select Number of Plain Tunes
  • 1783 A Collection of Hymns
  • 1783 A Collection of Hymn Tunes
  • 1783 The Rudiments of Music Further editions in 1785, 1791, 1792
  • 1792-1793 The Art of Singing: The Musical Magazine (two numbers; after 1793 combined into The Art of Singing )
  • 1793 The Art of Singing: The Musical Primer Further editions in 1810, 1817. Supplement in 1811
  • 1794 The Christian Harmony
  • 1794 The Art of Singing, in Three Parts: I. The Musical Primer, II. The Christian Harmony, III. The Musical Magazine Further editions in 1796, 1800, 1803, 1805, 1810
  • 1807 Harmonic Companion Further editions in 1810, 1813, 1819
  • 1807 Church Music
  • 1814-1821 Essays on Music (two numbers)
  • 1809 The Art of Playing the Organ and Piano Forte

References

  • Crawford, Richard A. 1968. Andrew Law, American Psalmodist. Evanston, Illinois: Northwestern University Press. 424 pp.