The Monmouthshire Melodist (Nicholds, Joseph)

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Editor 2nd edition
Publisher. Info. Birmingham: George Sage; London: John Shepherd, n.d.(ca.1869).
Supplement - Bristol: Henry Keeler, n.d.
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Editor 2nd edition
Publisher. Info. Birmingham: George Sage; London: John Shepherd, n.d.(ca.1869).
Copyright
Misc. Notes 'Hope', the first tune in the book, is said to have also been known in the Black Country as 'Strike Tune', as it was used by local miners on strike in 1874 as their 'freedom hymn'.
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General Information

Work Title The Monmouthshire Melodist: A Select Variety of Congregational Tunes, together with 6 Original Anthems
Alternative. Title Second (Copyright) Edition of the Monmouthshire Melodist, and Supplement: A Work containing Original Pieces, suitable for Chapel and Sunday School Anniversaries; also, A Variety of Chants, Tunes, &c., by various authors. Especially adapted for congregational use; The whole Edited and Arranged for the Organ, Pianoforte, &c., by the late Mr. Joseph Nicholds.
Composer Nicholds, Joseph
First Publication. 1850 ca.
Language English
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Classical
Piece Style Classical
Instrumentation voices, organ, instruments (1 piece calls for "organ or violins & cello")


Misc. Comments

Scanned with permission from the sole surviving copy known, in possession of Upper Ettingshall Methodist Church, Coseley, a chapel associated with Nicholds and his music.

First published by Nicholds during or after his 4-year stay in the ironworks of the Welsh Valleys (c.1848-c.1852), most of the tunes are named after places in Monmouthshire.

Other composers contained in the book are:

George Sage, Beaufort [(c.1823-1880) - moved 1868 to Winson Green, Birmingham]
T. Bishop, Beaufort
Thomas Williams, Ebbw Vale
George Phillips Bevan, Esq., M.D., Beaufort [(1829-1889)]
W. H. Underhill, Blaina
Silas Short, Risca
Henry Frederick Hasse, organist of Tredegar [(1809-1875)]
William Harris, Garndiffaith
C. Lewis, Merthyr
William Birchell, Beaufort
James Hartland, Hill Top, Staffordshire
Josiah Hunt
H. Roberts
Thomas Hale, Blaenavon
Joseph Maggs
Edward Reynolds
John Fawcett senior
William Horsley
Thomas Sims
William Bowers, Blaenavon
Rev. H. Wall
John Davies [possibly Peirianydd Gwynedd (1783-1855)]
Henry Crook
John Lewis, Abercarn
Henry Lewis, Abercarn
J. Owen, Scranton, Pennsylvania
G. Parkes