Author:Allen D. Carden Introduction by Shirley Bean

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The Missouri Harmony: or a Collection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes, and Anthems

By: Allen D. Carden Introduction by Shirley Bean

Price: $12.00

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press: 1994

Seller ID: 261144

ISBN: 0-8032-6114-4

Condition: 240 pages, paperback, University of Nebraska Press


The Missouri Harmony was the most popular of all frontier tunebooks, with a history going back to 1820, when singing master Allen Carden introduced it into his St. Louis school. The 185 selections in The Missouri Harmony, compiled from earlier tunebooks, were old favorites used in churches and singing schools which sometimes convened in taverns. Abraham Lincoln and his sweetheart, Ann Rutledge, are said to have sung from The Missouri Harmony at her father's tavern in New Salem, Illinois. Shirley Bean points out in her introduction the importance of tunebooks and frontier singing schools in tea... View more info