The Columbian Harmonist (Daniel Read)

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Title: The Columbian Harmonist

Editor - Composer – Compiler: Daniel Read

A. Full Title: The Columbian Harmonist No. 1, Containing First, A Plain and Concise Introduction to Psalmody Fitly Calculated for the Use of Singing Schools; Second, A Choice Collection of New Psalm Tunes of American Composition.

A. Publication date and place: 1793 by the Author in New Haven, Connecticut. – Periodical Edition. No. 2 1794, pp. 1-8, 41-72; 16 additional unnumbered pages added 1801. No. 3 1795, 40 pp.

B. Full Title: The Columbian Harmonist, Containing a Plain and Concise Introduction to Psalmody, Expressly Calculated for the Use of Singing Schools; Together With a Choice Collection of Sacred Music, for Public and Social Worship, Consisting of More Than One Hundred Tunes and Anthems, Carefully Selected from The Most Approved American and European Authors, Including Several Tunes Never Before Published.

B. Publication date and place: 1795 by the Author in New Haven, Connecticut, 117 pp. – Book Edition. Reprinted in 1798. Second Edition (Dedham: H. Mann), 1805, 94 pp. Another Second Edition (Dedham: H. Mann) 1805, 118 pp. Third Edition (Boston: Manning and Loring) 1806, 125 pp. Another Third Edition (Boston: Manning and Loring) 1807, 111 pp. Fourth Edition (Boston: Manning and Loring) 1810, 111 pp.

Description: This publication was first issued (A) as a periodical, in three numbers; then later (B) as a book.

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