Francis Hopkinson, the first American poet-composer, 1737-1791 and James Lyon, patriot, preacher, psalmodist, 1735-1794 [by] Oscar G.T. Sonneck. New introduction by Richard A. Crawford.


New York, Da Capo Press, 1967.

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Subjects Hopkinson, Francis, 1737-1791.
Lyon, James, 1735-1794.
Music -- United States -- History and criticism.
Music.
Musique -- EĢtats-Unis -- Histoire et critique.
United States.
Series Da Capo Press music reprint series.
Description xiii, 213 pages facsimiles (including music), portrait 24 cm.
Copyright Date 1967.
Notes "This Da Capo Press edition is an unabridged republication of the first edition published in 1905."
The appendix (pages 199-209) consists of music composed by Hopkinson and Lyon.
Contents Preface -- Francis Hopkinson : The first American poet-composer (1737-1791). Prologue in praise of music ; Introduction ; The dawn of musical life at Philadelphia ; Francis Hopkinson's musical education ; Francis Hopkinson's concerts ; Francis Hopkinson's letter on the conduct of a church organ ; Francis Hopkinson's improvised method of quilling a harpsichord ; Francis Hopkinson as poet-composer -- The musical career of James Lyon : patriot, preacher, psalmodist (1735-1794). 1735-1763 ; The bibliographical history of "Urania" ; A description of "Urania" ; The pedigree of "Urania" ; The descendants of "Urania" and James Lyon's compositions -- Appendix : Frances Hopkinson. Song : "My days have been so wondrous free" 1759 ; "An anthem from the 114th psalm," 1760 ; "Washington's march," as performed at the new theatre, Phladelphia, 1794 ; "Washington's march at the battle of Trenton" ; Rondo (song VII of "Seven songs," 1788) -- Appendix : James Lyon. "Two celebrated verses by Sternhold and Hopkins" ("Urania," 1761) ; 19th psalm.
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)683567
(OCoLC)ocm00683567
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Sonneck, O. G. 1873-1928.
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