A Discourse on Music

A Discourse on Music : Delivered February, 1796, at a Singing Lecture, in North Bolton (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from A Discourse on Music: Delivered February, 1796, at a Singing Lecture, in North Bolton After men had acquired fome knowledge of the powers of the human voice, we may fuppofe the inven tion ofinf'truments. 80 early as the time of David, we have an account of a great variety of mufical in firuments. Thefe together with a multitude of voices compofed the facred choirs of the Temple, and form ed a principal part of divine fervice-e-there were alfo in the time of Solomon, finging men, and finging women, and various kinds of piping, harping and founding-infiruments - See 2 Chron. V. 13, in the account, of Solomon's dedication of the Temple Alfo the Levites which were fingers, all of them of afaph, heman and Jeduthun with their fons and their brethren, being arrayed in white linen, having cym bals and pfalteries, and harps, flood at the eaft end of the altar, and with them an hundred and twenty priefts founding with trumpets 5 and it came to pais, as the trumpeters and fingers, were as one, to make one found, to be heard in praifing the Lord, and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and cym bals andinftruments of mufic, and praifed the Lord, faying for he is good, for his mercy endureth for ever, that then the houfe was filled with the cloud, even the houfe of the Lord. This is a very folemn inftance of divine worthip. The number of thofe who were infirueted in tongs of the Lord, as men tioned in the time of David, was two hundred, four fcore and eight. And probably in Solomon's time it was much greater. Thete inftances, {how the Rate of muhe, in fome of the earlieft times of hil'tory, and confirm the obfervations, which we have previ outly'made. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 24 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 1mm | 45g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 024317831X
  • 9780243178315