The Methodist Harmonist contained the music for many of the hymns of the Methodist Church. The Methodist Harmonist shows how important music was within the church. The book not only includes the melody for each hymn, but provides harmony parts for every song. Hymnals, although important to the worship service, did not provide musical notation.
Author: Methodist Episcopal Church
The Methodist Harmonist, Containing a Collection of Tunes from the Best Authors, Embracing Every Variety of Metre, and Adapted to the Worship of the Methodist Episcopal Church. New York: B. Waugh and T. Mason, 1833.
Collections Number: N-866.65