The Hesperian Harp (William Hauser)

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General Information

Title: The Hesperian Harp

Full Title: The Hesperian Harp: A Collection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes, Odes and Anthems; and Sunday-School, Infant, Revival, Temperance, Patriotic, and Moral Pieces; Containing Also a Number of Scotch, German, Irish, and other Fine Compositions. Much New Music Never Before Published, And an Exposition of the Principles of Music and of Musical Composition.

Editor - Compiler: William Hauser

Publication date and place: 1848 by S. C. Collins in Philadelphia, 556 pp. Reprinted 1874.

Description: The largest shapenote publication in the Nineteenth Century.

External Links

References

  • Patterson, Daniel W. 1988. William Hauser's Hesperian Harp and Olive Leaf: Shape-Note Tunebooks as Emblems of Change and Progress. Journal of American Folklore 101(399):23-36.

List of works

SEE COMPLETE LIST OF WORKS.

Works at CPDL

Title Year Composer Arranger Lyricist First Line Subgenre Vo. Meter
Baldwin 1848 William Hauser Charles Wesley And let our bodies part 4 66. 86 (S.M.)
Bartimeus 1799 Amos Pilsbury William Hauser John Newton Mercy, O thou son of David 4 87. 87. D
Bruce's Address 1835 Anonymous William Hauser Jared Waterbury Soldiers of the cross, arise / Lo, your leader 4 77. 76. D
Charleston 1799 Amos Pilsbury Robert Robinson Come, thou fount of every blessing 4 87. 87
Christian Warfare 1830 Anonymous Deodatus Dutton Anonymous Soldiers of the cross, arise / Lo, your Captain 3 77. 75. D
Complainer 1835 William Walker William Hauser Anonymous I am a great complainer 4 76. 76. D
Davis 1813 Anonymous Joseph Swain O thou in whose presence my soul takes delight 3 11 8. 11 8
Elysian 1820 Ananias Davisson William Hauser Richard Kempenfelt Burst ye emerald gates and bring 4 76. 76. 77. 77
Idumea 1816 Ananias Davisson William Hauser Charles Wesley O come, and dwell in me 4 66. 86 (S.M.)
Invitation 1784 Jacob Kimball William Hauser Isaac Watts Come, my Beloved, haste away

Hark! the Redeemer from on high

4 88. 88 (L.M.)
Judgment 1813 Robert Boyd Ananias Davisson Isaac Watts My God, what inward grief I feel Psalm-tunes 4 88. 88 (L.M.)
Knoxville 1820 Reubin Monday Anonymous Rejoice, my friends, the Lord is King Set pieces 4 88. 887
Milinda 1816 Robert Boyd Isaac Watts In vain the wealthy mortals toil 4 88. 88 (L.M.)
New Monmouth 1813 Lucius Chapin Robert Robinson Come thou fount of every blessing 4 87. 87
Ninety-Fifth 1813 Lucius Chapin Isaac Watts When I can read my title clear 4 86. 86 (C.M.)
Redeeming Grace 1813 Anonymous William Hauser Anonymous lyricist Come all that love my Lord and Master 4 98. 98. D
Restoration 1813 Anonymous William Hauser Anonymous lyricist Ye captives restored and saints of the Lord 4 10 11. 10 11
Road's Town 1813 Elkanah Dare William Hauser Joseph Humphreys Blessed are the sons of God 4 77. 77. 77
Rockbridge 1813 Lucius Chapin Isaac Watts Sweet is the work, my God, my King Psalm-tunes 4 88. 88 (L.M.)
Salem 1826 William Moore William Hauser John Newton How sweet the name of Jesus sounds 4 86. 86 (C.M.)
Sweet Rivers 1825 William Moore John Granade Sweet rivers of redeeming love 3 86. 86. D (C.M.D.)
The Faithful Soldier 1835 William Hauser John Leland O when shall I see Jesus 4 76. 76. D
Transport 1813 Anonymous John Granade Ye children of Jesus, who're bound for the kingdom 2 12 11.12 11.12 12.12 11
Tunbridge 1793 Jacob Kimball Isaac Watts Our sins, alas! how strong they be 3 86. 86 (C.M.)
Washington 1818 Reubin Monday Joseph Hart Dismiss us with thy blessing, Lord 4 88. 88 (L.M.)