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Colonial and 19th Century Anglo Sacred Music   Music in America Dr. Andrew Connell James Madison University
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The Protestant Reformation Challenged key Catholic beliefs Martin Luther (1483-1546) John Calvin (1509-1564) Calvinists
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Anglo Settlers to the U.S. brought: An aversion to: state religion church hierarchy and power Religious singing was deliberately kept simple Plainsong
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Early Psalmbooks Reverend Henry Ainsworth The Book of Psalmes: Englished  Both in Prose and Metre The Bay Psalm Book Simplified meters
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Based on number of syllables per line Long meter 8.8.8.8 Common meter 8.6.8.6 Short meter 6.6.8.6 Music as vehicle for words “St. David’s”  (Common meter) T he  L ord  t m a   sh e p herd  i s  (8) W ant  th ere f ore  sh all  n ot   I   (6) H i n  t he  f olds  o t en d er  g rass  (8) D oth 
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This note was uploaded on 10/22/2009 for the course MUSIC 203 taught by Professor Dr.connell during the Fall '09 term at James Madison University.

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