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For the use of Societies and Classes practising “THE PSALMIST.”
“The Psalmist,” limp cloth - - - . -
THE PSALMIST.-OPINIONS OF THE PRESS.
NOTWITHSTANDING that a multitude of Tune Books have appeared of late years, following in the movement inaugurated by the proprietors of THE PSALMIST, and that all, to a greater or less extent, have endeavoured to emulate its beauties, the publisher is justified in asserting that not one can be pointed out, even at the present day, that possesses equal merit.
The eulogies passed upon The PSALMIST by the Public Press are only exceeded by the estimation in which it is held by the many thousands in whose hands it is to be found, and who " are capable of executing its rich and beautiful harmonies with due precision and effect."
The following testimonials are selected for the information of those who, as yet, are unácquainted with this work :
"THE PSALMIST.-This work, as an aid to public and to “We notice the elegant work now before us for the purpose family worship, is the most complete of the kind that has of strongly recommending it to all, and especially as prefallen under our observation. Mr. Novello's studies have eminently calculated to effect a great improvement in the been too much occupied with the devotional music of all conduct of public worship. It is not a little to the credit of ages for him not to be aware what great resources lie within this publication that it entirely discards those vicious and the range of simplicity of construction, and we are persuaded, unmeaning compositions, the intrusion of which into general therefore, that this work will detract nothing from his well- use can only be accounted for by the fact that this department earned reputation. Its publication is particularly opportune of music has long been in the hands of those who are alike at a time when class-singing is so widely spread, and either disqualified by their ignorance and bad taste for the task they this or some similar work may hence become in time as have undertaken.”—Evangelical Magazine. regular a companion to the attendance in divine service as
“Within the several parts of the PSALMIST there exists a the Prayer-book or Bible."- Times.
mine of the richest ore. To the proprietors, to the editor, to “THE PSALMIST.-This is by far the most complete collec- the harmonists, and to the composers, of this noble selection tion of psalmody we have ever met with. It contains four of psalmody, the public is deeply, and will be permanently hundred psalm and hymn tunes of every variety of species indebted-and, for ourselves as constituting a unit of that used in our places of worship; the old Lutheran and Geneva public, we say with all warmth of feeling, and from the tunes brought into England and Scotland after the reforma- depths of our heart-'Gentlemen, one and all, we thank tion; with the successive contributions made to metrical you!'”-Nonconformist. psalmody by the greatest English ecclesiastical composers
" We refer our readers to the very able preface of the from the days of Purcell to the present time. The Selection
PSALMIST for a summary of the sacred history of music, exhibits much research and sound judgment, intermixing the
with a copious citation of authorities from which there is no grave old strains which have been established amongst us
appeal, to justify its religious use, if that can be thought since the 16th century, with the more florid rhythmical
necessary. It also contains a succinct account of the rise and melodies which began to be introduced among the Dissenters
progress of psalmody. The scheme of the work is perspicu by John Wesley, and have been adopted to a considerable
ously declared, and reflects the highest credit on those who extent in the Established Church. This work is calculated
devised it. The principles which have guided the Compilers to be most extensively useful, as it consists of that descrip
in the choice of tunes are plain, and will approve themselves tion of music which is used by the members of the Established
to every one who allows himself the pleasure of reading Church in common with every other denomination of Pro
their preface. The result is a collection unrivalled in the testants." - Morning Chronicle.
number of unexceptionable tunes it contains, and in the “From our own experience we can testify that we know beauty of their arrangements, in which the harmonies are of no system of psalmody so capable of assisting the devotion rich and full, without being abstruse or intricate. of the worshipper. We hesitate not to say that this produc
"The list of those who have contributed to this work tion will shortly, by means alone of its own intrinsic merits,
includes the most classical composers of all ages. Nor is force its adoption into most of the churches and chapels of
there a name of eminence in the present musical world that the metropolis." --St. James's Chronicle.
is not creditably represented by one or more tunes, some of "No Musical Library will be complete without this surpassing beauty. · The work, altogether, is a splendid, and, valuable work; it is arranged with great taste, and is alike in many cases, a voluntary offering from the highest genius suitable for public and private worship."--Church and State to the service of religion-rich beyond any precedent in Gazette.
faultless beauty of melody, and the most finished resources “ This work was undertaken some few years since, at a
of harmony."- Eclectic Review. period when that important part of public worship-Congre- “ In short the PSALMIST is entitled to be viewed in the gational Singing-had, from a variety of causes, reached light of the standard collection of English Metrical Psalmody, probably its lowest point of degradation. The objects of the and ought to be used in every religious assembly, public or projectors of the PSALMIST, were, in the words of their pre-private, which contains singers capable of executing the rich face, to rescue this heavenly part of public worship from a and beautiful harmonies with due precision and effect."state so unsuited to its legitimate character and object; to Mainzer's Musical Times. recall and induce a relish for the chaste and dignified style
“The PSALMIST is characterized by its truly classical of our ancient psalmody ; to invest that psalmody with such
arrangement, and is calculated, by establishing a good additional attractions as are derivable from modern harmony
musical taste, to make singing in public congregations what without injuring its essential qualities, and to introduce to
it should be." - Watchman. more general notice the works of modern composers of established reputation who have adopted that style as their
"It affords us pleasure to learn that the popularity of the mode;' and the means resorted to in carrying their plan into
PSALMIST increases, and that it is expelling from many of our execution have been as judicious and effective, as the objects
congregations those boisterous and unscientific compositions, they proposed to themselves were praiseworthy. We cor
which persons of musical taste who had not been habituated dially mention the PSALMIST as at once the most complete,
to them from childhood, could not fail to hear with astonishcorrect, and the cheapest collection of psalm and hymn tunes
ment, if during the performance they happened to pass near which has ever fallen under our notice."--Herts Reformer. a place of worship." --Baptist Magazine.
" We confidently predict for this truly excellent publication “Having long ago recorded our opinion of the excellence that it will obtain an introduction to the orchestras and of the PSALMIST, we are happy to announce that it has been singers' seats of every church and chapel in the kingdom, the republished in Four Separate Vocal Parts, each containing congregations of which desire that their singing should be at
the Four Hundred tunes, but in so compact a form, that it once harmonious and devotional, suited to the service of
may be conveniently carried in the pocket, while the musical which it is a part, and auxiliary to the production of those typography is remarkably distinct and very beautifully emotions of grateful joy which its performance, when pro- executed." Congregational Magazine. perly conducted, is capable of exciting." - Globe.
“This work has thrown every thing of the kind into the “ The most prominent feature of the PSALMIST is the shade. We shall have long to wait for the appearance of tasteful and scientific construction of the harmonies, the any thing superior. Its merits have been attested by the tunes already in use being newly arrangedfor four voices.”_|first judges on all sides, in terms which can hardly be Patriot.
LONDON :-J. HADDON, 3, BOUVERIE STREET, FLEET STREET.
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