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Donald S. Parsons (AC 1955) Collection of 19th Century Music Books and Scores, 1822-1900
7 records storage boxes (7 linear ft.)

Abstract:
American music books and scores, 1822-1900, comprising chiefly sacred music but also some popular songs and airs.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

There is no restriction on access to the collection for research use. Particularly fragile items may be restricted for preservation purposes.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from the collection should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Amherst College Archives and Special Collections
Amherst, MA

Biographical Note

Donald S. Parsons (AC 1955), music teacher, choral director, and collector of sheet music, was born in Amherst, Mass. in 1933. He attended Amherst High School and graduated from Amherst College in 1955. He earned a Master's degree in music education from Harvard in 1956. Mr. Parsons taught music in schools in Connecticut and Maine, and also played piano and organ in churches. He collected sheet music and for a time had a small business as a dealer in it. He died on April 24, 2009.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

American music books and scores, 1822-1900, comprising chiefly sacred music but also some popular songs and airs.

This collection is organized into one series:


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

There is no restriction on access to the collection for research use. Particularly fragile items may be restricted for preservation purposes.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from the collection should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

[Identification of item], in Donald S. Parsons (AC 1955) Collection of Music Books and Scores [Box #, Folder #], Amherst College Archives and Special Collections, Amherst College Library.

History of the Collection

Gift of Theresa Parsons in memory of Donald S. Parsons (AC 1955), 2010.

Processing Information

Processed in June 2010 by Morgan Kline (AC 2012), Archives Student Assistant


Additional Information
Contact Information
Amherst College Archives and Special Collections
Robert Frost Library
PO Box 5000
Amherst, MA 01002-5000

Phone: (413) 542-2299
Fax: (413) 542-2692

Email Reference Form: http://www.amherst.edu/library/archives/askus
URL: http://www.amherst.edu/library/archives
Language
English

Contents List
Donald S. Parsons (AC 1955) Collection of 19th Century Music Books and Scores



Arrangement:

Items are arranged chronologically, with undated items at the end.

Templi Carmina, Songs of the Temple, arranged by Richardson and Lorn, No. 75 (2 copies)
1822

Box 1: folder 1-2
The Boston Handel and Hayden Society, Collection of Church Music. Composer: Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and other modern Composers. (2 copies)
1827

Box 1: folder 3-4
Music of the Church, arranged by Samuel F. Bradford
1828

Box 1: folder 5
Church Music, New and Original Anthems, Motets and Chants, arranged by Ch. Zeuner
1831

Box 1: folder 6
The Boston Handel and Hayden Society. Collection of Church Music, arranged by Lowell Mason
1831

Box 1: folder 7
The Boston Handel and Hayden Society. Collection of Church Music copy.2, arranged by Lowell Mason
1831

Box 1: folder 8
New Hymnal Book Designed for Universalist Societies (words only) arranged by Sebastion and Russell Streeter
1832

Box 1: folder 9
National Church Harmony, arranged by N.D. Gould
1833

Box 1: folder 10
National Church Harmony, 4th edition
1833

Box 1: folder 11
Boston Academy's Collection of Church Music Composers: Haydn, Mozart , Beethoven...
1835

Box 1: folder 12
The Choir or Union Collection of Church Music. Composers: Haydn, Mozart , Cherubini, Naumen...
1835

Box 1: folder 13
Music Sacra, N/A
1836

Box 1: folder 14
The Odeon, A collection of Secular Melodies, arranged by G.J. Webb and Lowell Mason
1838

Box 2: folder 1
The Manhattan Collection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes and Anthems, arranged by Thomas Hastings
1838

Box 2: folder 2
The Modern Psalmist, Collection of Church Music, arranged by Lowell Mason
1839

Box 2: folder 3
The Boston Academy's Collection of Church Music. Composers: Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven...
1839

Box 2: folder 4
Gospel Harmonist Collection of Sacred Music, arranged by Thomas Whittemore
1841

Box 2: folder 5
Carmina Sacra, Boston Collection of Church Music, arranged by Lowell Mason
1842

Box 2: folder 6
Carmina Sacra, Boston Collection of Church Music, arranged by Lowell Mason
1843

Box 2: folder 7
Boston's Musical Education Collection of Church Music, arranged by Benjamin F. Baker and I. P. Woodbury
1843

Box 2: folder 8
Instructions in Thorough Bass, Church Music, arranged by A.N. Johnson
1844

Box 2: folder 9
The Boston Sacred Harmony, Collection of New England Church Music, arranged by T. Bissell (2 copies)
1844

Box 2: folder 10-11
The Psalmodist; A Choice Collection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes, Chiefly New, arranged by Thomas Hastings and WM. B. Bradbury
1845

Box 2: folder 12
Psaltery, arranged by Mason and Webb
1846

Box 2: folder 13
The New York Choralist: A New and Copious Collection of Psalm and Hymns, arranged by Thomas Hastings and WM.B. Bradbury
1847

Box 2: folder 14
Symphony Grandeva Rediviva, Ancient Harmony Reviewed, arranged by "Billings, Belcher, Edson, Holyoke..."
1847

Box 2: folder 15
The Modern Harp or Boston Sacred Melodist, arranged by Edward L. White and John E. Gould (2 copies)
1847

Box 2: folder 16-17
The National Psalmist; A Collection of the Most Popular Psalm and Hymns, arranged by Lowell Mason and George Webb
1848

Box 3: folder 1
The Bay State Collection of Church Music, A.N. Johnson, Josiah Osgood and Sumner Hill
1849

Box 3: folder 2
School Songs for the Million Consisting of Selections from Popular Airs, Arranged by Asa Fitz and J.W. Greene
1850

Box 3: folder 3
The Golden Lyre, New Collection of Church Music, arranged by Virgil Gordon Taylor
1850

Box 3: folder 4
Canitca Laudis or the American Book of Church Music, arranged by Lowell Mason and George James Webb
1850

Box 3: folder 5
The Dulcimer, arranged by I. B. Woodbury
1851

Box 3: folder 6
New Carmina Sacra or Boston Collection of Church Music, arranged by Lowell Mason
1851

Box 3: folder 7
The Lute of Zion, arranged by I. B. Woodbury
1853

Box 3: folder 8
Melodia Sacra, Complete Collection of Church Music, arranged by B.F. Baker, A.N. Johnson and Josiah Osgood
1853

Box 3: folder 9
The Handel Collection of Church Music, arranged by A.N. Johnson
1854

Box 3: folder 10
Congregational Church-Music with 150 Psalms, arranged by Mason Brothers
1854

Box 3: folder 11
New Carmina Sacra or Boston Collection of Church Music, arranged by Lowell Mason
1854

Box 3: folder 12
Baker's Church Music, a Collection of Hymn Tunes, Chants, Sentences and Anthem, arranged by B.F. Baker
1855

Box 3: folder 13
The Anthem Dulcimer, arranged by I.B. Woodbury
1856

Box 3: folder 14
The Jubilee, arranged by Wm B. Bradbury
1858

Box 3: folder 15
The Choral Harmony, Works of ancient and Modern Masters, arranged by B.F. Baker and W.O. Perkins
1859

Box 4: folder 1
Sabath Harmony, arranged by L.O. Emerson
1860

Box 4: folder 2
The Diapason, arranged by George F. Root
1860

Box 4: folder 3
Bradbury's Golden Chain of Sabbath School Melodies, arranged by WM. D. Bradbury
1861

Box 4: folder 4
The Sacred Star or Union Collection of Church Music, arranged by Leonard Marshall
1861

Box 4: folder 5
The Voice of Praise, Collection of Music for the Choir, Singing School... arranged by Edward Hamilton
1862

Box 4: folder 6
Webber Massing, arranged by Vincent Novello
1862

Box 4: folder 7
The Empire Collection, arranged by A.N. Johnson
1862

Box 4: folder 8
The Keynote, arranged by William B. Bradbury
1863

Box 4: folder 9
The Harp of Judah arranged by L.O. Emerson
1863

Box 4: folder 10
The New Sacred Star arranged by B.L. Marshall
1865

Box 4: folder 11
The Jubilate, arranged by L.O. Emerson (2 copies)
1866

Box 4: folder 12-13
The Church Bell, arranged by H.O. Perkins
1867

Box 4: folder 14
The Temple Choir, arranged by Theo. F. Seward Asst. by, Lowell Mason and Wm B. Bradbury
1867

Box 5: folder 1
The Allegany Collection, arranged by A.N. Johnson
1868

Box 5: folder 2
The Allegany Collection copy.2, arranged by A.N. Johnson
1868

Box 5: folder 3
The True Choir arranged by A.N. Johnson
1870

Box 5: folder 4
The Sacred Crown, arranged by D.F. Hodges and G.W. Foster
1871

Box 5: folder 5
The Normal, arranged by J. William Suffern
1872

Box 5: folder 6
The Standard, arranged by Emerson and Palmer
1872

Box 5: folder 7
Winnowed hymns, A Collection of Sacred Songs, arranged by C.C. McCabe
1873

Box 5: folder 8
The Church Welcome arranged by W.O. Perkins
1873

Box 5: folder 9
Golden Sunbeams Sunday School and Home Circle, arranged by D.F. Hodges and G.W. Foster
1874

Box 5: folder 10
The Song Monarch, arranged by H.R. Palmer and L.O. Emmerson
1874

Box 5: folder 11
Ye Centinnial for Folke Olde and Younge, arranged by Oliver itson and Co.
1875

Box 5: folder 12
Harp of Praise arranged by Leonard Marshall
1875

Box 5: folder 13
The New Harmony, arranged by Sigismond Lasar
1876

Box 5: folder 14
The Chorus Book, arranged by Perkins and Glee
1876

Box 5: folder 15
Welcome Tidings, arranged by Robert Lowery, W Howard Doane and Ira D. Sankey
1877

Box 5: folder 16
The Temple Star; Singins Schools, Convention Choirs Day Schools, arranged by Aldine S Keifer
1877

Box 5: folder 17
Ruth, The Moabitess, a Dramatic Cantata, arranged by J.Astor Broad
1877

Box 5: folder 18
The Male Choir No. 2, arranged by James McGranahan
1878

Box 6: folder 1
The Voices of Worship, arranged by L.O. Emerson
1879

Box 6: folder 2
Chorus Choir Instruction Book, arranged by A.N.Johnson
1879

Box 6: folder 3
Temple, arranged by, W.O.Perkins
1879

Box 6: folder 4
Under The Palms, A Scripture Cantata, arranged by Geo F. Root
1880

Box 6: folder 5
The Conqueror, arranged by C.E. Lesllie and R.H. Randall
1880

Box 6: folder 6
The Methodist Hymnal, arranged by Waldon and Stowe
1880

Box 6: folder 7
Chapel Choir, arranged by C.E. Leslie
1881

Box 6: folder 8
The Selection of Spiritual Songs, arranged by Rev. Charles S. Robinson, D. D.
1881

Box 6: folder 9
The Umpire, arranged by J.F. Dunham
1882

Box 6: folder 10
Triune Hymnal arranged by Keifer
1883

Box 6: folder 11
Esther, The Beautiful Queen. A Cantata or Short Orator, Arranged by William B. Bradbury
1884

Box 6: folder 12
The Casket of Sunday School Melodies, arranged by Asa Hull
1885

Box 6: folder 13
The Sentinel, arranged by C.E. Leslie
1885

Box 6: folder 14
The Gospel Favorites, arranged by Ira D. Sankey and James McGranaham
1885

Box 6: folder 15
Emerson's Royal Singer, arranged by L.O. Emerson
1886

Box 6: folder 16
Choral Echoes, arranged by C.R. Sturgis
1887

Box 6: folder 17
Song Harmony arranged by L.O.Emmerson
1888

Box 6: folder 18
Psalter, arranged by A.H. Messiter
1889

Box 6: folder 19
The Victory of Song, arranged by L.O. Emerson
1891

Box 6: folder 20
Happy Voices No.4, arranged by J.L.Moore
1900

Box 6: folder 21
Union Hymns
N.D.

Box 7: folder 1
The Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs of Rev. Isaac Watts D.D. arranged by Samuel Worcester
1851

Box 7: folder 2
Magnificat Hymnal for Sunday Schools, arranged by J. Lincoln Hall, C. Austin Miles, Adam Geibel
N.D.

Box 7: folder 3
The Thorough-Base Primer, arranged by J.F. Burrowes
N.D.

Box 7: folder 4
Revival Echoes No. 3, A Book of Gospel Songs, arranged by W.M. Weekley, J. H. Kurbush and J.H.Hall
N.D.

Box 7: folder 5
Dentime Harmonic, arranged by J.G. Schmauk
N.D.

Box 7: folder 6
The Singing School Companion, A Collection of Secular and Sacred Music, arranged by Joseph and Horace Bird
N.D.

Box 7: folder 7
Boston Academy's Collection of Church Music, arranged by J. B. Wilkins and R.B. Carter


Box 7: folder 8
The Greensboro V.T. Leader, arranged by H.R. Palmer, L.O. Emerson
N.D.

Box 7: folder 9
The Song Lyre, arranged by C.E. Leslie
1845

Box 7: folder 10
Boston Academy's Collection of Church Music


Box 7: folder 11
Boston, Handel and Haydon Society Collection


Box 7: folder 12
The Haydn Collection of Church Music. Composers: Haydn, Handel, Mozart, Beethoven and others
1850

Box 7: folder 13
Father Kempo
1860-74

Box 7: folder 14-15

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