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978-0-8108-4983-9 • Hardback • February 2004 • $142.00 • (£109.00)
Fred Kimball Graham is Assistant Professor of Church Music, University Organist, and Director of Basic Degree Studies, at Emmanuel College of Victoria University in the University of Toronto.
1 Hymm Singing in Early America
2 Methodist Tunes and Tunebooks of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
3 The Classification of Tunes Contained in the Core Repertory of Tunes in Tunebooks of the Methodist Episcopal Church
4 Interpretation and Conclusion
5 Appendix A: Biographies and Content of the Core Repertory 1808-1887 in Tunebooks of the Methodist Episcopal Church
6 Appendix B: Annotated Bibliography of Tunebooks Used in the Survey
7 Appendix C: Alphabetical List of Tunes
8 Appendix D: Metrical Index of Tunes
9 Appendix E: Alphabetical Index of Composers
10 Chronological list of Tune Appearances
11 Selected Bibliography
12 About the Author
This carefully researched study offers a fascinating look at tunes officially sanctioned for use by the Methodists during a seventy-year period in the nineteenth century....This is by any measure a most impressive piece of musicological scholarship....We are indebted to Fred Graham's meticulous analysis and patient culling of many sources for his proposal of the core repertory.
...recommended....Though Graham's focus was the hymn tunes of the Methodist Episcopal Church, this book provides insight into the history and development of hymn tunes and hymn singing in the United States during the nineteenth century.
— Music Reference Services Quarterly, 2005 (vol 9, no 3)