Two Christmas hymns from singing school books used in Ontario. "Calm on The Listening Ear of Night" (Judea) is from "The Keynote" (New York, 1865)a book found in Morpeth, Ontario. (See the entry for "Gaff Linkum" for more information about this book) This setting of "Hark The Herald" (Pilton) is from "Sacred Harmony" (Toronto, 1838) from an 1850s edition of the book used in Chingacousy Township, near Brampton. Professor Chalaupka's Celebrated Singing School is accompanied with wooden flute, viol, hammered dulcimer and fiddle.
All of an 1845 shape-note edition of Sacred Harmony can be found on the Internet Archive.
|Title||Christmas Hymns - Judea and Pilton|
|Keywords||Calm On The Listening Ear Hark The Herald Angels Sing hymn school singing|
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