The Two Hundredth Anniversary: Of The Settlement Of The Town Of New Milford, Conn, July 17Th, 1907 (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from The Two Hundredth Anniversary: Of the Settlement of the Town of New Milford, Conn, July 17th, 1907New England from the old country, they brought with them a few tunes to which they sang all the psalms and hymns. The proper mode of rendering these was through the nose. With the lapse of time and the advent of a new generation, these tunes became jangled together in inextricable confusi...
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n. The practice was for a deacon as leader to read a line of the psalm or hymn, and the congregation sang at it as best they could, each one using such tune as he chose, and often sliding from one tune to another in the same line or improvising as he went on. Finally, in 1721, the Rev. Thomas Walter of Rox bury, Mass, published a treatise, upon the grounds or rules of music or an introduction to the art of singing by rote, contain ing twenty-four tunes harmonized into three parts. The attempt to supersede the old Puritan tunes and restrict the liberty of the individual singers met with the greatest opposi tion and was long successfully resisted in all the churches in New England, so tenacious were they of the rights of the indi vidual singer. It caused great dissension in the church at this place. Finally, in February, 1740, the church voted to half the time for the next year, singing the old way one Sabbath and the new way the next, and in 1741, at a meeting specially called to settle the matter, it was voted thirty to sixteen to sing thereafter after the new way.No musical instruments were allowed in the meeting house. They had never seen or heard a church organ. But they knew that their fathers likened its sound to the bellowing of a bull, the grunting of a pig, and the barking of a dog, and had resisted its use in religious services even to the shedding of blood. Nor were ﬂowers allowed in the church.In those days in New England women were not thought to have minds worth educating, and they were brought up in extreme illiteracy. Nevertheless, their natural wit, brightness, and good sense made them very agreeable companions of the superior sex. And their inﬂuence over their husbands, sons and brothers, was quite as great as that of their more cultiva ted daughters of the present day. The refining, educating, stimulating inﬂuence of the women had much to do in with standing the tendency back to barbarism, which life in an iso lated and new community led to. The debt which is owed to them is incalculable.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis 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.