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Prize: A Collection of Songs, Hymns, Chants, Anthems, and Concert Pieces for the Sunday School

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Root, George F. (George Frederick), 1820-1895. Prize: A Collection of Songs, Hymns, Chants, Anthems, and Concert Pieces for the Sunday School. John Church & Company. 1870. Retrieved from the Atla Digital Library, https://library.soundingspirit.org/volume/prize-1870a/page/prize-1870a-0001.jpg.

APA citation style

Root, 1. (1870). Prize: A Collection of Songs, Hymns, Chants, Anthems, and Concert Pieces for the Sunday School. Retrieved from the Atla Digital Library, https://library.soundingspirit.org/volume/prize-1870a/page/prize-1870a-0001.jpg.

Chicago citation style

Root, George F. (George Frederick), 1820-1895. Prize: A Collection of Songs, Hymns, Chants, Anthems, and Concert Pieces for the Sunday School. John Church & Company. 1870. Retrieved from the Atla Digital Library, https://library.soundingspirit.org/volume/prize-1870a/page/prize-1870a-0001.jpg.

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  • Publisher Root & Cady issued The Prize in response to a call for Sunday school materials to complement the weekly lesson topics announced in the interdenominational periodical National Sunday School Teacher. Root biographer P. H. Carder attributes the call to a young Dwight L. Moody, who later rose to international renown as evangelist and urban revivalist. The volume’s inclusion of rhythmically engaging tunes, like the popular JEWELS, demonstrates editor George F. Root’s (1820–1895) engagement with secular repertoire that influenced sacred music intended for both juvenile and adult audiences. Although both Root & Cady and National Sunday School Teacher were based in Chicago, Illinois, The Prize was simultaneously published by John Church & Company, a prominent music publisher and instrument manufacturer from the Ohio Valley with outlets in Chicago, New York City, London, and Leipzig. Following the near-annihilation of Root & Cady’s business during the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, the publishing company sold their entire catalog of sacred music titles, copyrights, and plates, including those made for The Prize, to John Church & Company for $130,000.
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  • 13 x 17 cm
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  • No Copyright - United States. The organization that has made the Item available believes that the Item is in the Public Domain under the laws of the United States, but a determination was not made as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. The Item may not be in the Public Domain under the laws of other countries. Please refer to the organization that has made the Item available for more information. https://rightsstatements.org/vocab/NoC-US/1.0/