Wyeth’s Repository of Sacred Music

Wyeth’s Repository of Sacred Music, Part Second (first part, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 1810), 1813, 1820; reprint, New York, 1964.  This compilation by John Wyeth* is important as a source for the development of Southern folk-hymns, especially for tunes that appear in Kentucky Harmony (Harrisonburg, Virginia, five editions, 1816-1826) and Kentucky Harmony, and Supplement* (three editions (1816-1826), both compiled by Ananias Davisson*.   Irving Lowens* of the Music Division of the Library of Congress wrote the Introduction to the 1964 reprinting of Part Second (a helpful note welcoming this publication is in the Bulletin of the Hymn Society of Great Britain and Ireland, No. 103, volume 6,...

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