Christian Harmony

The Christian Harmony is a tunebook of hymn and psalm tunes, odes, and anthems, compiled by William Walker*, first published in 1867 by E. W. Miller (nda) in Philadelphia.  Walker’s earlier tunebooks, Southern Harmony and Southern and Western Pocket Harmonist (Philadelphia, 1846) used 4-shape notation, but Walker used 7-shape notation for Christian Harmony.  The 7-shapes introduced by Jesse Bowman Aikin (1808-1900) in 1846 were patented, so that Walker devised three additional shapes on his own and then used them in both of his final two compilations, Christian Harmony and Fruits and Flowers (Philadelphia, 1870, 1873). The second edition of Christian Harmony, published in Philadelphia by...

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