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Posted By: cetmst
06-Jun-04 - 08:54 AM
Thread Name: School Songbook Index PermaThread
Subject: RE: School Songbook Index PermaThread
Fourth Edition 1820
Copyright page reads:
BE IT REMEMBERED, that on the eighteenth of May in the thirty-seventh yearf of the Independence of the United Srtates of America, A.D. 1813,
Freeman Lewis and Cramer, Spear and Eichbaum, of the said district, have deposited in this office,the title of a book, the right whereofe they proclaim as proprietors, in the words following, to wit:
"The Beauties of Harmony, containing the Rudiemnts of Music on a new and improved plan; including, with the rules of singing, an explanation of the rules and principles of composition. Together with an extensive collection of Sacred Music, consisting of plain tunes, fuges, anthems, etc. some of which are entirely new. To the whole is added, an Appendix, containignexplanations of musical terms,
characters, etc. original and selected. By Freeman Lewis."
In conformity to the act of the Congress of the United States, entitled "An act for the encouragement of learning by securing copies of maps, charts and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned," and also an actg entitled 'An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts and books, to the authors and proprietors of such books, during the time therein mentioned,' and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving and etching historical and other prints."
Clerk of the District of Pennsylvania

(Not specifically a school songbook but obviously designed for the teaching of music. Book is not indexed but is arranged roughly alphabetically by tune name, contains text, usually a single line or verse, attribution of author of the words and composer of the music.)

America - Watts, Wetmore
Our days are like the grass, or as the morning flow'r
Amanda ` Watts, Morgan
Death like and overflowing stream
Amherst - Tate & Brady, Billings
Ye boundless realms of joy
Amity - Watts, Reed
How pleased and blest was I
Africa - Watts, Billing
Now shall my inward joys arise
Albany - Watts, Edson
Behold the morning sun begins his glorious way
Amsterdam - Rippon, D. Reed
Rise my soul and stretch thy wings
Autumn - Beatty, Fisher
See the leaves around ye falling
All Saints - Watts, Tansur
   From all that dwell below the skies
All Saints New - Watts, Hall
   O if my Lord would come and meet
Arise, an anthem - words from sundry scriptures, music A. Williams
Austria - Watts, Mitchell
Is this the kind return
Alstead - Watts, Holden
Shepherd rejoice lift up your eyes