The Acquisitions Table: Manuscript Music Book

Music Book, 1819.

A new addition to the Music Book Collection, this volume contains handwritten bars of both religious and secular music with no corresponding lyrics. Most songs are German hymns, and are simple compositions. Occasionally throughout the volume, the owner of this book transcribed more complicated pieces of music (Rondo Allegro, Trio, and Sonatina, for example). Some of the German hymns include “Now Rejoice Dear Christians,” “Dear Jesus We Are Here,” and “If You Fulfill Your Duty.” Also included is a German Christmas song. In the back of the volume is an alphabetical index of songs

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Tracey Kry

Assistant Curator of Manuscripts and Assistant Reference Librarian, American Antiquarian Society

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