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  • Zs25xq26k?file=thumbnail
    Creator: United Churches of Christ-Church and St. Peter's (Philadelphia, Pa.)
    Date: 1763
    Contributing Institution: Christ Church, Philadelphia, PA
    Description: Formally titled, "A Collection of Psalm Tunes, with a few Anthems and Hymns, Some of them Entirely New, for the Use Of the United Churches of Christ Church and St. Peter's Church in Philadelphia." The text includes "A Short Introduction To The Art of Psalmody," with explanations of note lengths, cliffs (clefs), musical time, pauses/rests, sharps, flats and natural notes, special character notations, bars, and intonation.
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    Creator: First Moravian Church (Philadelphia, Pa.)
    Date: 1743/1745
    Contributing Institution: Moravian Archives
    Description: A journal of happenings in the "English congregation" from its establishment on January 1, 1743, running up to June 15, 1745. Topics covered include births and baptisms, sermons preached and hymns sung, "love feasts," meetings and conferences, members' travel (including extensive travel between Philadelphia and Bethlehem), missionary work with Native Americans, and correspondence with Moravians in other parts of Pennsylvania and abroad, as far as London and Germany.
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    Creator: Gasquoine, Thomas, 1833-1913
    Contributing Institution: Mennonite Historical Library
    Description: Digitized as part of the PALNI Collaboratively Preserving Rare Scholarship in Religiously Affiliated Libraries LSTA grant project.
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    Creator: Bilhorn, P. P. (Peter Philip), 1865-1936 and Brown, Bailie
    Contributing Institution: Mennonite Historical Library
    Description: Digitized as part of the PALNI Collaboratively Preserving Rare Scholarship in Religiously Affiliated Libraries LSTA grant project.
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    Creator: Loughridge, R. M. (Robert McGill), 1809-1900 and Winslett, David, -1862
    Date: 1851
    Contributing Institution: Sounding Spirit
    Description: Prepared by Muskogee convert David Winslett (?–1862) and Anglo-American missionary R. M. Loughridge (1809–1900), Nakcokv Esyvhiketv was the first full-length hymnal published in the Muskogee (Creek) language. In addition to translations of well-known English hymns, this words-only volume includes selections composed in Muskogee. Many of the original hymns were contributed by the Perrymans, a prominent Muskogee family who converted to Presbyterianism after moving to Tulsa in the early 1820s during the first wave of migration to the Indian Territory. Missionization of the Muskogee people escalated following the nation’s forcible removal from its homelands in territories claimed by the states of Alabama, Georgia, and Florida. Exiled in Indian Territory since removal, Muskogees have been singing hymns as a cultural and religious practice since the 1830s. A version of Nakcokv Esyvhiketv remains in print and songs from the volume have become part of Muskogee oral repertoire, including "Aeha! Kut! Cvhesayēcv," Lewis Perryman's translation of Isaac Watts's 1707 "Alas! and did my Savior bleed?"
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    Creator: Persons, Simmons and Kennedy, R. Emmet (Robert Emmet), 1877-1941
    Date: 1925
    Contributing Institution: Sounding Spirit
    Description: Writer and collector Robert Emmett Kennedy (1877–1941) built a career reproducing the black music and storytelling traditions he encountered in his hometown of Gretna, Louisiana, for white audiences. A first-generation Irish American pianist and vocalist, Kennedy’s 1924 Black Cameos was his first compilation of African American material. Published the following year, Mellows contains both spirituals and secular pieces that Kennedy collected at black community events across the New Orleans area. Kennedy later performed “Negro recitals” in both Louisiana and New York. These salon performances interspersed repertoire from Mellows with dialect monologues and art music. When performing in Louisiana, Kennedy often conscripted African American residents of communities near his hometown for performances that drew on the racist tropes of amateur ethnography and minstrelsy to dramatize the power dynamics of the South’s slaveholding legacies.
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    Date: 1875
    Contributing Institution: Sounding Spirit
    Description: With the 1873 installation of Bishop John C. Keener in Mexico City, the Methodist Episcopal Church, South was eager to expand its influence. Intended for use by a growing lay Methodist community, Himnos para uso de la Iglesia Metodista del sur combined newly written hymns with Spanish-language selections circulating in missionary tracts and US-produced hymnals since the late 1840s. Deviating from A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship—the denomination’s flagship hymnal from 1857 to 1887, featuring the standard fare of English-language Methodist hymnodists—Himnos drew from more varied sources. These include William Harris Rule’s 1848 Himnos para el uso de las congregaciones españolas de la iglesia cristiana and the ca. 1870 American Tract Society publication Himnos y cánticos con la música. The resulting ecumenical repertoire served Mexico’s growing Methodist community.
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    Creator: Hall, J. H. (Jacob Henry), 1855-1941
    Date: 1890~/1899~
    Contributing Institution: Sounding Spirit
    Description: Editor Jacob Henry Hall (1855–1941) used Songs of Home to advertise his skills as teacher and composer of sacred music. Published at the outset of his career, this small and inexpensive pamphlet features primarily Hall’s own compositions, ranging from musically conservative Sunday school choruses to a short anthem. Hall also included standard selections from more established composers, including his teacher and gospel music luminary B. C. Unseld (1843–1923). Based in Rockingham County, Virginia, Hall would soon find work as a regular contributor to Ruebush-Kieffer publications. The extended Funk-Ruebush-Kieffer family built a sacred music publishing empire in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley that employed several generations of professionals like Hall. Hall later served as assistant editor of the company’s influential periodical The Musical Million (1870–1914).
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    Creator: Evridge, W. D. (William D.), 1873–1932 and Acuff, J. W. (James W.), 1864–1937
    Date: 1909
    Contributing Institution: Sounding Spirit
    Description: The Waco-based Trio Music Company was a vital training ground for Texas gospel teachers and composers from 1895 to 1925, although it began losing contributors to Austin-based competitor Firm Foundations in the 1910s. Both publishing companies catered to the region’s Restorationist movement and its many Church of Christ congregations. Gospel Songs co-compilers William Daniel Evridge (1873–1932) and James Warren Acuff (1864–1937) were students of Trio founder Frank L. Eiland (1860–1909) through his Southern Development Normal. Evridge and Acuff would eventually collaborate on New Ideal Gospel Hymn Book (1930), the first full-size hymnal issued by a Church of Christ affiliate in Texas. This early collaboration of these two successful songwriters includes Evridge’s best-known composition, “Just Over in the Gloryland.”
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