Bradbury's Fresh Laurels for the Sabbath School. A New and Extensive


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BRADBURY, WILLIAM B. Bradbury's Fresh Laurels for the Sabbath School. A New and Extensive Collection of Music and Hymns Prepared Expressly for Sabbath Schools, etc. By William Bradbury [2 lines] New York, Published by Biglow & Main 425 Broome St. Successors to William B. Bradbury. Ivison, Phinney, Blakeman & Co., 47 & 49 Greene Street. (c1867). Small oblong, 16.5 x 13.2cm. Bound somewhat tattered cloth spine with printed paper over card boards, top inch of spine cloth torn away, other small holes in spine cloth with loose ends pasted back down, cloth worn away at all edges and from top and back corners and edges, water spots on covers, endpapers split at inside hinges but covers firmly attached, light foxing, small dampstain in outside margin of last 10 leaves, pencil scribbling and names on front endpapers. Pagination: (1) title, (1) copyright & preface, [3]-160pp, index. From the preface: "A year ago it was thought by the intimate friends of the author of this work, that his last earthly song was sung, and that nothing more for Sabbath-schools would emanate from his pen. But, thanks to the Giver of all mercies for partial restoration to health, he is once more permitted to present to his Sabbath-school friends a new book full of new and fresh melodies--melodies, many of which have during the past year of affliction gushed forth from a heart, moaning under the chastising rod of loving Father..." William Batchelder Bradbury (1816-1868) music teacher, piano manufacturer. He came under the influence of Lowell Mason and was a close follower of his methods. In 1840 he went to a Brooklyn church as organist and the next year to the First Baptist Church in New York. There and in other churches he instituted free singing classes similar to those of Lowell Mason in Boston, which in both instances led to the introduction of music in the public schools. At annual festivals held in the Tabernacle the singers, all children, at times numbered 1,000. For use in these classes, festivals, and conventions he compiled many singing books adapted to the primitive needs of the time... Altogether over fifty different books were published. They all followed much the same

Title: Bradbury's Fresh Laurels for the Sabbath School. A New and Extensive

Author Name: BRADBURY

Illustrator: 19TH-AM-NY-NY


Book Number: 15674