A Collection of Revival Hymns and Plantation Melodies (Taylor, Marshall William)
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Marshall William Taylor
Amelia C. Taylor
Hettie G. Taylor
Cincinnati: Marshall W. Taylor and W. C. Echols, 1883.
|Work Title||Plantation Melodies|
|Alternative Title||A Collection of Revival Hymns and Plantation Melodies by Marshall W. Taylor, D.D. Musical composition by Miss Josephine Robinson. Copied by Miss Amelia C. and Hettie G. Taylor.|
|Composer||Taylor, Marshall William|
|Composer Time Period||Romantic|
The musicologist George Pullen Jackson declared this collection “the worst” of all early publications of black religious folksongs -
- “its tunes are uniformly the most bafflingly illiterate strings of notes on record.”
It is true that almost all the songs in the book require some adjustment to make the words fit.