A Collection of Tunes (Lawrence, William)

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Publisher. Info. London: W. Pearson, 1719.
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Work Title A Collection of Tunes
Alternative. Title A Collection of Tunes, suited to the various Metres in Mr. Watts’s Imitation of the Psalms of David, or Dr. Patrick’s Version; fit to be bound up with either. To which is added an Introduction to Psalmody, in a New Method; with several Tunes never before Published.
Composer Lawrence, William
First Publication. 1719
Language English
Dedication The Gentlemen of the Society that support, and encourage the Friday Lecture in Eastcheap, who have also promoted the delightful Exercise of Psalmody
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation voices (2 voice harmony - Melody/Tenor & Bass)


Misc. Comments

William Lawrence taught psalmody at the Presbyterian Meeting House (also known as the King's Weigh House), Eastcheap, London. He is also mentioned in the preface to Gawthorn's Harmonia Perfecta.
J. T. Lightwood, in his handwritten note in the exemplar uploaded on this page, is erroneous in attributing this to William Langford (minister of the King's Weigh House, 1742-75.