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SELECTIONS

FROM

THE PSALMS,

ARRANGED FOR

CH ANTING,

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Bible -0.J. Pealms. (Sel.,

Eng.(1848.)

SELECTIONS FROM

THE PSALMS,

AND OTHER

SACRED POEMS,

rranged for EG hanting :

WITH

RESPONSIVE SERVICES,

AND

SUPPLEMENTARY HYMNS.

LONDON:

SIMPKIN, MARSHALL & Co.
MANCHESTER : T. FORREST. BRISTOL: H. C, E vas.

WARRINGTON : W. LATEROCE.

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THIS Little Book bas been printed, to assist Congregatioi.sand Schools in the practice of Chavting. Since much is left, in tbis description of music, to the tasie of the Singers ; and since, when many join together, this taste will vary; it bas been thought desirable to secure tbe veedíul uniformity, witbout forciug a too minute accordance, by printing the Psalms in versicles, with the musical bars marked by transverse lines.

Tue Single Chant cousists of two parts, one containing three, and the viber four bars. The double Cuant is exactly the same, repeated; and measures four versicles. Most of the Psalms in ibis Volunje are arranged for be latter: but the two may be employed indiscriminately, ovly attending to the fol:owing rule: viz. that, when tviv) versicles remain over from a double Chaot at ilie end of the Psalni, (as jo No 2,) the last half of ibe (hant is io be repealed before the Doxology; or, the 5th Doxology many be added 10 compiele ile Chant.

The tiist bar in eacb versicle may be of any lengti, (beyond a semibrere,) according to the length of the line : the rule being, that ail the words before the first bar park should be reciied in the same ime, and with the sanie accruis, that would be employed by a reader without the masie. À conmon error post be guarded against, oflar ing a stress on the last syllable before the bar mark, or making a pause after it. Unless the stresses and lie patises are given as they wonld be in good reading, zbaut. ing degenerates, from one of the most natural and imprese sive kinds of sacred music, iulo an irrevereud and monoivuous performance.

The words in each of the intermediate bars, are io !ve song to two not*s. Sometimes one syllable has to be sung, to both: someumes two or more must be joined oil one. The division is uol marked in this Volunie; parily frons fear of unnecessary complication; avd also, because it division which suits one Chant will not always snit anoibier. When a hyphen appears atter a bir mark, the syllable liefore it is to be continued for the first note of the new bal: if ibere are in: o liyplacus, for Lutii noies.

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