Sacred Melody (Various)

Sheet Music


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Fynnjamin (2014/11/29)

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Fynnjamin (2014/11/29)

Editor First edition
John Wesley
Publisher. Info. London: n.p., 1761.
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General Information

Work Title Sacred Melody
Alternative. Title Sacred Melody, or A Choice Collection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes
Composer Various
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. None [force assignment]
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 102 tunes; 112 tunes in 1763+ editions
First Publication. 1761
Librettist John Wesley and Charles Wesley senior (1707-1788)
Language English
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation single treble staff for voice(s)
Related Works Sacred Harmony (Wesley, John)

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First edition untitled. All known copies are bound with [John Wesley,] Select Hymns: with Tunes Annext (London, 1761). Wesley’s preface to that work discusses the tunes. The tune supplement has no separate title page. It has often been called ‘Sacred Melody’, but this title appears only in the 1763, 1770 and 1773 editions. In 1781 the bulk of the tunes were published with a bassline added, under the title Sacred Harmony, or a Choice Collection of Psalms and Hymns.