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David’s Companion

David’s Companion (1808). James Evans*, a British Methodist who arrived in New York City in 1806, compiled and published David’s Companion Being a Choice Selection of Hymn and Psalm tunes being adapted to the words and measures of the Methodist Pocket Hymn-Book containing a variety of tunes to all the metres that are now in use in the different churches: with many new tunes principally from Dr. Miller, Leach and other composers (New York, 1808). The title page dedicates the volume to ‘the Rev. Messrs. Cooper, Wilson, Bishop and other Ministers of the Methodist Episcopal Churches in the city of New-York.’ The volume includes an index, an introduction to music, and 106 hymn tunes. It has...

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