NATIONAL MUSIC OF AMERICA
AND ITS SOURCES.
Introductory -- The Seeds of Puritan Music -- Synopsis of the Evolution of Congregational Singing -- Luther and Calvin -- The Music of the Roundheads.
IT is a fallacy to suppose that congregational music (which for a time was the chief music of America) began with Martin Luther. It is true that Luther used it in a degree, and with a power, beyond all of his predecessors in theology, but the inception of congregational music must be credited to the earliest epoch of the Christian Church. Not only was
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Publication information: Book title: The National Music of America and Its Sources. Contributors: Louis C. Elson - Author. Publisher: L C Page. Place of publication: Boston. Publication year: 1900. Page number: 11.
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