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Published: 15 October 2020

398 Pages

6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190842796

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Gems of Exquisite Beauty

How Hymnody Carried Classical Music to America

Peter Mercer-Taylor

  • Offers the first study of a central phenomenon of nineteenth-century American music
  • Uncovers the little-known stories of pivotal figures of American music history
  • Draws on rare archival materials
  • Includes access to a companion website that contains recordings and scores of over 270 antebellum psalm and hymn tunes