Bristol Tune Book

Bristol Tune Book. Until the First Edition of A&M (1861) and the edition of Church Hymns with Tunes (1874), hymn books were normally printed with words only, sometimes with the names of appropriate tunes added to the texts. Tune books were printed separately. Among the most successful mid-19th-century examples were The London Tune Book, The Leeds Tune Book, The Bradford Tune Book, and The Burnley Tune-Book. The Bristol Tune Book. A Manual of Tunes and Chants, edited by Alfred Stone, was one of the best known. It was arranged metrically, to provide for the varieties of metre. The first edition appeared in 1863, containing 342 tunes and chants. The ‘Second Series’ followed in 1876,...

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