Union Harmony - Hymnbook 1801


Although first published in New Brunswick in 1801, this "singing school" book of hymns would have been available to singers in Upper Canada in the early 1800s. Ontario's first homegrown words-and-music hymn book was "The Colonial Harmonist: which appeared in 1832. The music in Union Harmony is set in an 18th century style that began to fall out of favour in some churches after the 1860s, when "Hymns Ancient and Modern" appeared on the scene. The edition below is from 1816.

In Union Harmony and other books of its era the melody of the song is in the third (tenor) line, with treble and alto harmonies above and bass below. The tune "Harmony" below, is in three parts treble, tenor and bass.

There is a link below to a PDF of the entire book. (Thanks to John Burton for the heads-up on this)


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Title Union Harmony - Hymnbook 1801
Subject Choral Music
Year 1801
Locale Central
Keywords Harmony Hymns Singing School

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