Johnson's Tennessee Harmony (Alexander Johnson)

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Title: Johnson's Tennessee Harmony

Editor - Compiler: Alexander Johnson

Publication date and place: 1818 by Morgan, Lodge, and Co. in Cincinnati, Ohio, 110 pp. Second Edition, 1821. Third Edition, 1824.

Description: The first shapenote music book from middle Tennessee.

External Links

References

  • Hatchett, Marion J. 1995. Early East-Tennessee Shape-Note Tunebooks. The Hymn 46(3):28-46.
  • Music, David W. 1984. Alexander Johnson and the Tennessee Harmony. Current Musicology 37/38:59-73.

Works at CPDL

Title Year Composer Arranger Lyricist First Line Subgenre Vo. Meter
Captain Kidd 1818 Jeremiah Ingalls Alexander Johnson Anonymous Through all this world below 4 66. 63. 66. 66. 63
Columbia 1818 Alexander Johnson Timothy Dwight As down a lone valley with cedars o'erspread
3 11 11. 11 11
Crucifixion 1818 Alexander Johnson John Cennick Jesus, my all, to heaven is gone 4 88. 88 (L.M.)
Devotion 1818 Alexander Johnson Isaac Watts Sweet is the day of sacred rest 3 88. 88 (L.M.)
Harpeth 1818 Alexander Johnson John Newton How tedious and tasteless the hours 3 88. 88. D (L.M.D.)
Jefferson 1818 Alexander Johnson John Newton Glorious things of thee are spoken 3 87. 87. D
Leander 1818 Alexander Johnson Isaac Watts My soul forsakes her vain delight 3 86. 86 (C.M.)
New Jerusalem 1818 Alexander Johnson Benjamin Francis My gracious redeemer I'll love 4 88. 88. D (L.M.D.)
Olney 1818 Alexander Johnson Robert Robinson Come, thou fount of every blessing 4 87. 87. D
Separation 1818 Alexander Johnson Isaac Watts Why do we mourn departing friends 3 86. 86 (C.M.)
Solicitude 1818 Alexander Johnson Anonymous O how I have longed for the coming of God 4 11 11. 11 11
Versailles 1818 Alexander Johnson John Stocker Thy mercy, my God, is the theme of my song 3 11 11. 11 11