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CONTENTS.
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CHAPTER I.
Introductory — The Seeds of Puritan Music — Sy­nopsis of the Evolution of Congregational Sing­ing— Luther and Calvin — The Music of the Roundheads........n
CHAPTER II.
The Beginning of American Music — Difference be­tween Pilgrims and Puritans — A Popular Error — The Bay Psalm-book — Disputes in the Church about Singing — The " Old Way" versus the "New Way" — Subsequent Psalm and Sacred Collections — Prejudice against the Organ — Es­tablishment of Choirs......29
CHAPTER III.
Beginnings of Secular Music in New England — Early Concerts — Strange Programmes — Ecstatic Criticism — Prices of Teaching — Beginning of Native Compositions — William Billings — Oliver Holden — First Musical Typography . . .60
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