The Easy Instructor (Various)
This work was co-authored by William Little and William Smith
Hopewell, near Trenton, NJ: William Smith & Co., 1803.
This file is part of the Sibley Mirroring Project.
Title: The Easy Instructor or a New Method of Teaching Sacred Harmony, Part II. Containing the Rudiments of Music on an improved plan. With a choice collection of Psalm Tunes, a number of which are entirely new.
Edition contains all the music listed in the index, plus Judgment Anthem (printed on smaller plates) and some leaves of a different book (in round notes) tipped in. The original Part I and Part II were combined in the later typeset editions.
Albany, NY: Websters & Skinner and Daniel Steele, n.d. (1809)
Typographers: Van Benthuysen & Newton.
Revised and enlarged edition
Albany, NY: Websters & Skinners and Daniel Steele, n.d. (ca.1820)
Typographers: Packard & Van Benthuysen.
#185383 - Pencil date (1798) on title-page is erroneous; the early editions were engraved, not printed from type as this edition. A few torn pages at the end, partially obliterating a few pieces and some of the index.
|Work Title||The Easy Instructor|
|Alternative Title||Title-page transcription
|First Publication||Copyright secured 1798. First publication probably 1801.|
- The first publication to use the 4-shape musical notation system that is still in use today.