Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Errata for Songs Before Unknown

Errata for Songs Before Unknown:a Companion to The Sacred Harp, Revised Cooper Edition, 2012
  • Page 40, Tenth Edition: Change "This book is printed sometime after 1927..." to "This book is printed sometime after 1936..." (B. P. Poyner and the Faust brothers still owned the book in 1936.)
  • Page 68, Add "by George Horne of Norwich, England" to "the text is from The Christian’s Magazine, 1760."
  • Page 79, Leonard C. Everett: Add "L. C. Everett is probably the son of Nathan Everett and Sarah Holden."
  • Page 86, Add "Steven Helwig passed away Sunday, January 21, 2018 in Gridley, Butte County, California."
  • Page 94: Add "Elder Johnny Lee died November 1, 2016 and Delorese Lee died February 12, 2017. They are buried at the High Bluff Cemetery, Hoboken, Brantley County, Georgia."
  • Page 98, in R. C. Lowry bio: change "Printed versions of this tune may possibly exist to the mid-1800s, or it may have only existed previously in oral tradition" to "The melody of Farther On is at least as early as Orestes by Leander Thompson in The Devotional Harmonist, Charles Dingley, New York, NY: George Lane and Levi Scott, 1849, p. 343. It may have existed previously in oral tradition." (Thanks to Erin Fulton.)
  • Page 138, in E. F. Williams bio: change "W. L. Williams (q.v.)" to "W. L. Williams (q.v., pp. 250-251)"
  • Page 144, Sessions (38a): Add a footnote: "Text altered by Rippon from “The Hardy Soldier” by Isaac Watts, which was written circa 1695."
  • Page 144, Lenox (40); TEXT: replace "Charles Wesley, 1750" with "Hymns for New-Year’s-Day, Bristol: 1749." Add a footnote "Attributed to Selina Hastings in the 18th century." (Thanks to Gerald Montagna)
  • Page 162 Morality (136); TEXT: replace "Hannah More, 1803" with "Hannah More, circa 1762; “Florella’s Song” in A Search After Happiness (alt.)."
  • Page 168 Star in the East (175); TEXT: replace "Reginald Heber, 1811" with "Anonymous, The Brick Church Hymns, New York: 1823." (Thanks to Gaylon Powell)
  • Page 169, The Gospel Invitation (181): Change "Charles Wesley, 1747, with added chorus text that appears as stanza one of Room For All in Songs of the Pentecost, 1894; words credited to L. B. Bates" to "Anonymous from The Psalmist, Stowe and Smith, 1844, Hymn No. 418 (Though incorrectly credited there to Huntingdon’s Collection)" [This hymn, titled "Yet there is room," only shares the first line with Wesley’s 1747 hymn.]
  • Page 176, The Christian’s Song (240): Change text attribution to "Love Triumphant, or Constancy Rewarded, Troy, NY: Luther Pratt and Co., 1797" with the footnote that Love Triumphant is generally attributed to Abner Read, though not in the book itself. (Thanks to Gerald Montagna); Add to tune attribution "Alto by Minnie Floyd, 1902"
  • Page 178, Restoration New (265a): After "Rippon’s A Selection, 1787," in text attribution, Add "Altered from Sacred Hymns for the Children of God, in the Days of Their Pilgrimage, Part II, John Cennick, London: Printed by John Lewis, 1742; The first stanza of Hymn CXIV on p. 157" (Thanks to Wade Kotter)
  • Page 179, Restoration (268a): Change "Alto from The Sacred Harp, 4th Edition with Supplement, J. L. White, 1911" to "Alto arranged from The Sacred Harp, 5th Edition, J. L. White, 1909 (possibly by Rev. A. B. Carrell)"
  • Page 181, Cross for You and Me (279): Change "Thomas Shepherd, 1693" "Stanza 1: Thomas Shepherd (alt.) 1693; Stanza 2: Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes, Henry Ward Beecher, 1855)"
  • Page 191, Jesus is My Friend (345a): Change tune attribution from "Arranged by J. P. Rees for 1860 Sacred Harp" to "Arranged by J. P. Rees for 1870 Sacred Harp"
  • Page 201, The Loved Ones (413): Change "11s.8s." to "11s.8s.D." To clarify text, add "Margaret Courtney, by 1844; Printed in The Poetical Works of Margaret Courtney, 1850"
  • Page 216: Peterborough (504a): Change "Ralph Harrison, 1786" to "The Musical Instructor, Lewis Seymour and Thaddeus Seymour, New York, NY: Printed by John C. Totten, 1803" (Thanks to Chris Brown and Karen Willard)
  • Page 216, North Jersey (504b): Change "The Christian’s Magazine, 1760" to "George Horne, The Christian’s Magazine, 1760." (Thanks to Aldo Ceresa and Gaylon Powell)
  • Page 220, Heavenly Grace (527): TEXT Change "A Choice Collection, Occum, 1774" to "James Maxwell, 1759" [This is in Maxwell’s, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, in Three Books] (Thanks to Chris Brown.) TUNE Change "Thomas Willard Loftin, 1911/1927" to "Thomas Willard Loftin, 1909/1927"
  • Page 306, Footnote 156: Add "J. L. White’s 5th edition, 2 years...(combined 106 years)"
  • Page 311, Footnote 207: Add "This song appeared in J. L. White’s 1909 Fifth Edition of The Sacred Harp, page 214 (new section)."

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