The Columbian Harmonist (Daniel Read)

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Title: The Columbian Harmonist

Editor - Composer – Compiler: Daniel Read

A. Full Title: The Columbian Harmonist No. 1, Containing First, A Plain and Concise Introduction to Psalmody Fitly Calculated for the Use of Singing Schools; Second, A Choice Collection of New Psalm Tunes of American Composition.

A. Publication date and place: 1793 by the Author in New Haven, Connecticut. No. 2 1794, pp. 1-8, 41-72; 16 additional unnumbered pages added 1801. No. 3 1795, 40 pp.

B. Full Title: The Columbian Harmonist, Containing a Plain and Concise Introduction to Psalmody, Expressly Calculated for the Use of Singing Schools; Together With a Choice Collection of Sacred Music, for Public and Social Worship, Consisting of More Than One Hundred Tunes and Anthems, Carefully Selected from The Most Approved American and European Authors, Including Several Tunes Never Before Published.

B. Publication date and place: 1795 by the Author in New Haven, Connecticut, 117 pp. Reprinted in 1798. Second Edition (Dedham: H. Mann), 1805, 94 pp. Another Second Edition (Dedham: H. Mann) 1805, 118 pp. Third Edition (Boston: Manning and Loring) 1806, 125 pp. Another Third Edition (Boston: Manning and Loring) 1807, 111 pp. Fourth Edition (Boston: Manning and Loring) 1810, 111 pp.

Description: This publication was first issued (A) as a periodical, in three numbers; then later (B) as a book.

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Title Year Composer Arranger Lyricist First Line Genre Subgenre Vo. Meter
Adams 1793 Daniel Read Isaac Watts Why did the nations join to slay Sacred Psalm-tunes 4 86. 86 (C.M.)
Admonition 1807 Daniel Read Isaac Watts Sinners, awake betimes Sacred Psalm-tunes 4 10 10. 10 10. 10 10
Camden 1793 Daniel Read Isaac Watts Out of the deeps of long distress Sacred Psalm-tunes 4 86. 86 (C.M.)
Christian Soldier 1804 Daniel Read Charles Wesley Soldiers of Christ, arise Sacred 4 66. 86 (S.M.)

66. 86. D (S.M.D.)

Coventry 1807 Daniel Read Isaac Watts Let strangers walk around Sacred Psalm-tunes 4 66. 86 (S.M.)
Cypress 1795 Daniel Read Isaac Watts Hark! From the tombs a doleful sound Sacred 4 86. 86 (C.M.)
Depravity 1793 Daniel Read Isaac Watts By nature all have gone astray Sacred Psalm-tunes 4 86. 86 (C.M.)
Dominion 1801 Daniel Read Isaac Watts Jesus shall reign where-e'er the sun Sacred Psalm-tunes 4 88. 88 (L.M.)
Dryden 1807 Daniel Read Isaac Watts My soul, come meditate the day Sacred 3 86. 86 (C.M.)
Edenton 1801 Daniel Read Isaac Watts Lord of the worlds above Sacred Psalm-tunes 4 66. 66. 88
Friendship 1793 Daniel Read Isaac Watts How pleasant 'tis to see Sacred Psalm-tunes 4 668. 668
Gardiner 1807 Daniel Read Isaac Watts Come, let our voices join to raise Sacred Psalm-tunes 4 88. 88 (L.M.)
Gratitude 1807 Daniel Read Isaac Watts Bless, O my soul, the living God Sacred Psalm-tunes 4 88. 88 (L.M.)
Hamilton 1794 Daniel Read Isaac Watts Like fruitful showers of rain Sacred Psalm-tunes 4 668. 668
Hamshire 1795 Daniel Read Isaac Watts He dies! The heavenly lover dies Sacred Anthems 4
Hear our prayer, O Lord our God 1795 Daniel Read Sacred Anthems 4
I know that my Redeemer lives 1795 Daniel Read Sacred Anthems 4
It is better to go 1807 Daniel Read Sacred Anthems 4
Justice 1805 Ezra Goff Isaac Watts He reigns! the Lord, the Savior reigns Sacred 4 88. 88 (L.M.)
Madison 1807 Daniel Read Isaac Watts Great Shepherd of thine Israel Sacred Psalm-tunes 4 88. 88 (L.M.)
Mifflin 1807 Daniel Read Isaac Watts Life, like a vain amusement, flies Sacred Psalm-tunes 4
Monticello 1804 Daniel Read Isaac Watts The world's foundations by His hand Sacred Psalm-tunes 4 88. 88. 88
Morris 1807 Daniel Read Isaac Watts God, my supporter and my hope Sacred Psalm-tunes 4 86. 86 (C.M.)
Religion 1793 Daniel Read Isaac Watts My God, permit my tongue Sacred Psalm-tunes 4 66. 86 (S.M.)
Sardis 1805 Ezra Goff Isaac Watts This life's a dream, an empty show Sacred 4 88. 88 (L.M.)
Smithfield 1794 Daniel Read Isaac Watts This life's a dream, an empty show Sacred Psalm-tunes 4 88. 88. D (L.M.D.)
Supplication 1793 Daniel Read Isaac Watts O wash my soul from every sin Sacred Psalm-tunes 4 88. 88 (L.M.)
Triumph 1793 Daniel Read Isaac Watts Who shall the Lord's elect condemn Sacred Set pieces 4 88. 88 (L.M.)
Zion 1793 Daniel Read Isaac Watts How did my heart rejoice to hear Sacred Psalm-tunes 4 86. 86 (C.M.)