Methodist Episcopal hymns, music, USA

Methodist Episcopal hymns, music, USA  A copy of A Collection of Psalms and Hymns (49 psalms and 38 hymns, some of each with multiple ‘parts’) was sent by John Wesley* to the Methodist Episcopal Church’s organizing conference (Baltimore, 1784). This first ‘authorized’ hymnal did not include music, cite tune names or reference tune collections. The Minutes of several conversations between the Rev. Thomas Coke, LL.D., the Rev. Francis Asbury  .  .  . (Philadelphia, 1785) included instructions on singing and ‘our tune books’, again without naming the tune collections.  Tune names were printed over the first lines of hymns in the Pocket Hymn-Book (New York, 1790) to suggest the appropriate...

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