The Monmouthshire Melodist (Nicholds, Joseph)
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Birmingham: George Sage; London: John Shepherd, n.d.(ca.1869).
'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'.
|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.|
|First Publication||1850 ca.|
|Instrumentation||voices, organ, instruments (1 piece calls for "organ or violins & cello")|
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