James P. Carrell

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Born: 13 February 1787, Washington County, Virginia

Died: 1854


James P. Carrell was a "farmer, Methodist minister, and county clerk in Lebanon, Russell County, Virginia. He was author of the Songs of Zion (1821) and co-author of Virginia Harmony (1831)" (Steel and Hulan 2010). Several of his songs were printed in Kentucky Harmony and its supplements.

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List of choral works


1. Compositions of James P. Carrell

1a. Psalm-Tunes

1b. Anthems and Set-Pieces

2. Arrangements by James P. Carrell of the works of others

3. Arrangements of James P. Carrell works by others


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  • Carrell, James P. 1821. Songs of Zion, Being a Small Collection of Tunes, Chiefly Original. Harrisonburg, Virginia: Ananias Davisson. 56 pp., missing pages at end.
  • Clayton, David L., and James P. Carrell. 1831. The Virginia Harmony: A New and Choice Selection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes, Anthems and Set Pieces. Winchester, Virginia: Samuel H. Davis. 167 pp.


  • Steel, David Warren, and Richard H. Hulan. 2010. The Makers of the Sacred Harp. Urbana, Illinois: University of Illinois Press. 322 pp.

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