Subject: Choral Music

24 entries.

Oh The Gloomy Hills of Darkness

A song from the pages of "The Voice of The Fugitive", an abolitionist newspaper published in Sandwich Ontario (near Windsor) by Henry Bibb. No author is credited, but it is a topical rewrite of a hymn (of the same name) composed by Welsh hymn writer Will...

Our Canadian Home - Patriotic Temperance Song

"The Canadian Musical Fountain and Prohibition Singer" was a songbook created for the temperance movement and published in Toronto in 1874. I first found a copy at the Toronto Public Library. These excerpts came from the Internet Archive, where you can fi...

Rounds from "The Golden Key"

This is a page of rounds from a singing school book called "The Golden Key To Musical Truths" by D. Shyrock. I borrowed this book in about 1993 from Aaron Weber, an Old-Order Mennonite singing school teacher from Newton, Ontario. Aaron still used this boo...

Sacred Harmony - Hymnbook 1838

Sacred Harmony was one of Ontario's first "words-and-music" hymnbooks. It was compiled by Alexander Davidson in Toronto and published in 1838. (He had to have it printed in Buffalo). The is a link to a page about Mr. Davidson below. The first edition was ...

Social Glass (The) - Temperance Song

This "glee" is from The Canadian Musical Fountain & Prohibition Singer: for temperance meetings, Bands of Hope, temperance conventions, social gatherings, home circle, &c. by C. W. Coates - Published 1874

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