The National Music of America and Its Sources

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THE
NATIONAL MUSIC OF AMERICA
AND ITS SOURCES.

CHAPTER I.

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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Table of contents

  • Music Lovers' Series *
  • Title Page i
  • Preface. iii
  • Contents v
  • List of Illustrations and Music. 9
  • The National Music of America and Its Sources. 11
  • Chapter II 29
  • Chapter III 60
  • Chapter IV 80
  • Chapter V 127
  • Chapter VI 155
  • Chapter VII 168
  • Chapter VIII 207
  • Chapter IX 241
  • Chapter X 261
  • Chapter XI 272
  • Chapter XII 296
  • Index. 315
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