Sacred Harmony

Sacred Harmony

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John Wesley published three tune books in two-decade intervals for the evangelical British Methodist movement within the Church of England with its varied audiences and diverse musical tastes. S T Kimbrough, Jr. and Carlton R. Young have published the only facsimile reprints, with critical introductions and notes, of the first two collections (1742 and 1761).
Wesley intended his third collection, Sacred Harmony, or a choice Collection of Psalms and Hymns, Set to Music in two or three parts for the Voice, Harpsichord & Organ (1780), henceforth SH 1780, as a musical companion to his monumental A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the People Called Methodists (1780). This edition of SH 1780 provides the ecclesial, cultural, and musical contexts of the volume; traces the sources of each tune and text (with textual variants), provides indexes of texts and tunes, and appropriate appendices.
The copy used for this facsimile includes the autograph of John Wesley and the date of January 10, 1780, on an opening flyleaf, his marginal notes, and is housed in the archives of Old St. George's United Methodist Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Each page of this facsimile edition of SH 1780 has been thoroughly cleaned of bleedthrough and blotches.

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S A C R E D H A R M O N Y
or a choice Collection of
Psalms and Hymns
Set to Music in two and three Parts for the Voice, Harpsichord & Organ
Published by John Wesley
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S A C R E D H A R M O N Y
or a choice Collection of
Psalms and Hymns
Set to Music in two and three Parts for the Voice, Harpsichord & Organ
Published by John Wesley
A Facsimile Edition with Introduction and Critical Notes by S T Kimbrough, Jr. (General Editor & Texts) Carlton R. Young (Music Editor) Charles A. Green (Assistant Editor)
A Facsimile of the First Edition London, n.p., 1780
The Charles Wesley Society Series
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Jon WesLey’s First Tune Book: A CoLLection of Tunes Set to Music, As tey are commonLy Sung at te Foundery, 1742
Jon WesLey’s Second Tune Book: SeLect Hymns: wit Tunes Annext: Designed ciely for te Use of te PeopLe CaLLed Metodists
Jon WesLey’s hird Tune Book: Sacred Harmony or a Coice CoLLection of Hymns and Tunes Set to Music in two and tree Parts for te Voice, Harpsicord and Organ
Contents of the Facsimile Reprint ofSacred Harmony1780
Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Technical Matters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 List of Abbreviations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 John Wesley’s Three Tune Books . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Printings ofSacred Harmony14. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Provenance of the Philadelphia Copy ofSH. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161780 . Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Flaws inSH1780 . 17. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Hymn Texts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 The Music ofSH1780 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 The Hymn Tunes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Facsimile Reprint ofSH1780 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Index (of Tunes) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Hymns 1–348 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Index (of First Lines) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 350 Appendix A: Flyleaf with John Wesley’s Autograph and Date . . . . . . . . . . 431 Appendix B: John Wesley’s Notes inSH1780 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 433 Appendix C: Index of First Lines inSH4351780 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . with Comparisons toFC1742 andSH1761 Appendix D: Examples of the Tune SACRAMENT inHS439. . . . . . . 1754, . SH1761, andSH1780 Appendix E: Cover of 1789 edition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 441 Appendix F: Cover and Preface of 1822 edition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 442 Selected Bibliography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 445
1. The page numbers in the right hand column refer to the consecutive pagination of this volume, except for the page numbers of the facsimile itself which are retained from the January-1780 printing. 5
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Acknowledgments
The Charles Wesley Society expresses deep appreciation to Old St. George’s United Methodist Church, Philadelphia, PA, for permission to reprint the copy of Sacred Harmony1780 with John Wesley’s autograph and personal notes from its archives, and particularly to Ms. Donna Miller for her assistance in this matter. In addition, the Society expresses its gratitude to Abingdon Press for permission to reprint tune commentaries previously printed in volume 7 ofThe Works of John Wesley.Finally, the editors are grateful for the aid of Timothy Binkley, archivist, The Bridwell Library, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX, and to Martin V. Clarke, Lecturer in Music, The Open University, Kents Hill, UK.
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