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SILVER BELL,

A NEW SINGING BOOK FOR

SCHOOLS, ACADEMIES, SELECT CLASSES, AND THE SOCIAL CIRCLE,

CONTAINING A CHOICE SELECTION OF THE MOST FAVORITE

SONGS, DUETTS, TRIOS, QUARTETTES, HYMN-TUNES, CHANTS, AND PIEOFS FOR CONCERTS AND EXHIBITIONS,

ARRANGED WITI PIANO-FORTE ACCOMPANIMENT,

ALSO, A COMPLETE COURSE OP

Elementary Instruction, with a large number of Exercises suitable for practice.

BY CHARLES BUTLER,

of the Seminary Ben,

Teacher of Music in the High and Grammar Schools of Boston and vicinity, and author

School Bell, Musical Text Book, &c.

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NEW YORK:
Published by ST. GORDON.

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PREFACE.

The author, in presenting this volume to the public, desires to mention some of its prominent features, and the reasons which prompted him to begin the work of preparation. It is obvious that Vocal Musio, as an approved branch of common education, is rapidly making its way into the schools and academies of our country, eventually to become one of the educational habits of the mass. The number of schools among us in which music is made one of the regular branches of elementary instruction is already great, and is constantly increasing. We have heard of no case in which with proper training every pupil has not been found capable of acquiring the rudiments of the art, and of interpreting music of ordinary complexity. It has long been supposed that in order to learn to sing, a pupil must be endowed with what is sometimes called a

" musical ear.

That this, however, is an error, is evident from experiments which have been made in Germany, and which are being made in this country. The result is, that in this respect, as in many others, there is a great difference in the natural aptitude of scholars. Still all who "can learn to read, can also learn to sing. The knowledge of music therefore must prevail where there are industrious, earnest and intelligent teachers, and the work will be hastened in proportion to the improvement of teachers and text-books. In arranging the elementary portion of this book, the author's desire has been to prepare a work, which in its construction, would be theoretic, lucid, useful, and instructive to papils. Care has been taken to treat the various topics, briefly perhaps, but with adoquate clearness, accompanied by examples, sufficient to elucidate the rules and directions of the text. In the various paragraphs no claim is laid to any new discoveries, but only to the merit of a consistent and correct classification of * Musical terms,” together with a large number of exercises, arranged in such a progressive manner as very materially to lessen the labors of both teacher and pupil.

In singing the exercises, (or solfaing,) the syllables need not necessarily be changed, inasmuch as the one adaptation (Do always to C., Re to D., &c., regardless of the keynote,) is considered the best system.

The music throughout the work has been selected from a great variety of sources, the character of which it is hoped will lead pupils onward to the appreciation of a higher class of music that is now generally used in our Schools, and to form a correct taste and pure style. Most of the pieces are so arranged as to be played with piano accompaniment, a feature which will commend itself to all, and make the work especially welcome to the social circle. Care has been taken that the words accompanying the music should offer no suggestions or asso ciations objectionable to the most fastidious. The publishers would embrace this opportunity of returning thanks to Messrs. Root & Cady, and Messrs. W. A. Pond & Co., for permission to use some of their valuable copyrights

CONTENTS.

...... 237

Adieu,....
50 In the eye there lies the heart, 102 Sweet Dreams.

89 SACRED PIECES.
Adieu to a Teache?,...... 188 In the Starlight,...
220 Tell me where do Fairies dwell, 34 America, ..

248
All hail! pleasant morning,.... 79 I'm going to be a soldier, 145 There's music in the air,...... 108 Ascription,.....

238
All together again,...
49 I wapdered by the brook-side,.. 62 Tis growing very dark, mother, 86 Beethoven,...

245
Angels will rock thee to sleep,.. 146 Jemmy Boker,. ........

80 'Tis Midnight llour,..

140 Calm on the list ning ear,.. 32
Annie Lawrie,.
33 Juanita,
110 The Battle Prayer,....

127 Cast thy burden ipon the Lord, 230
Annie of the Vale,..
73 Jonatban to John,..
130 The Beggar Girl,.....
107 Chant and Melocy,.....

229
Away to the forest glade, (Pic- Just twenty years ago,.. 124 The Bridge of Sighs,..

158 Chant-My God, my Father,... 227
nic Song, ).
182 Kathleen Mavourpeen, ........
94 The Cottage by the Sea,.

70

Hear, Futher, hear,... 228
Bear on our Flag,
228 Kitty Clyde,..
112 The dearest spot,.......

155

Thy will be done,..... 228
Bird of Beauty,
96 Make me no gaudy chaplet,. ... 180 The Deep,........

148 Charity,

197
Blanche Alpen,
143 May of the Valley,
128 The Echo,..

198 Choral - Low glorious beams,.. 239
Bonnie Dundee,
63 Marseilles Ilymn,......
42 The Evening Breeze,..
131 Christmas Carol,..

240
Break it gently to my mother, 156 Mary of Argyle,

64 The Exile,
98'Come ye discousolate,

195
By the sad sea waves,......... 149 Maryland, my Maryland, 76 The Graduate's Farewell, 213 Coronation,
Calm me to rest,..:
168 My soul to God, my hearı to thee, 122 The hour of parring,

75 Dedication Hymn,..

248
Cheer, boys, ebeer!...... 60 Near the banks of tbat lone river, 141 The Ilumming Bird,

64 Dudley, .......

246
Comin' thro' the rye,
205 Nellie Dead,..
116 The Maiden's Prayer,.

69 Evans,

231

244
Contraband of Port Royal,.... 178 Never forget the dear ones,.... 184 The merry mountain maid,.... 189 Evening Uymo,. .......
Day is gone, (Round,)... 1620 ye tears!...

153 The Midnight Moon,.

60 Exhibition Hymn,.

242
Dear old songs of home,....... 1520, we are volunteers,. ......... 186 The moon is beaming o'er the Fading, still fading,.

192
Departed Days,.... ... 131 Ode to Freedom,..

37
lake,.......:
163 Father of mercies,

196
Do they think of me at home!. 117 Oft in the stilly night,

52 The Murmuring Pra,..
209 Greenville,

247
Ever of thee.................. 175 'Old friends and old times,...... 142 Tbe Officer's Fureral,.

103 Haydo's Hymn,.........

234
Faded Flowers,...............
125 Origin of the Harp,..
194 Tbe Silver Chime,.

69 Herold,

282
Fading Away,
166 Our Country,..........
48 The Stars and Scripes of old,... 106 Huguenots,..

235
Faintly flow, thou falling river, 187'Our Flag,..

120 The Switzer's farewell..
206'Joy to the world,..

244
Farewell, good night,..
92 Over the summer sea,......... 162 The Sword of Bunker Hill,. ... 150 Morning and Evening,..

78
Farewell, to America,.
46 Peace to the brave,
84 The Vacant Chair,....
67 Mornington,

283

171
Flow gently, sweet Afton,...... 191 Pestal, or the Prison Song,..... 115 Three Fishers went sailiog,.... 188 Mother dear, O pray for me,..
Garibaldi Hymn,...
65 Poor old slave,.
177 Warblings at Eve,.....

68 No Night in Heaven,........

241
Gentle ray of sunlight,. ...... 114 Read me a letter from home,... 82 We're tenting on the Old Camp

Old Hundred,

243
Hail to the opening year,...... 183 Rejoice evermore,

47 Ground,

85 Peterboro,'.

245
Happy are we,....
159 Rock me to sleep,.
216/Weep not for bim,...
185 Portuguese Hymn,....

242
He doeth all things well,.. 203 Rock of Liberty,.

104 Welcome to our galladt boys,.. 222 Rewards of Early Piety,. 246
Hearts and Homes,..
39 Say, what shall my song be to. What is Horne?..

137 Russian National Hymn,. 238
Her bright smile,...
218 night ?.....
44 When Johnny comes marching, 71 Sanctus,...

236
Home, fare thee well,
92 Skater's Song,
63 When the swallows homeward

St. Bride's,

283
Home's sweet harmony,.
118 Soaring and singing,..
172 fly,........
41 The Closing Hour,..

247
How beautiful is the sea,. 207 Softly now the light,
91 Why do sumner roses fade?... 100 The True Friend,

243
How can I leave thee!.... 146 Soldiers' Chorus, (from Faust). 216 Yes, let me like a soldier fall,.. 168 The land beyond the river,. ... 88
How sleep the brave!... 101 Song of the Bob o'link,.. 164 Ye shepherds, tell me,......... 201 The Lord's Prayer, (Chant,).... 226
I'd be a Star,............
66 Belter Land,
2:35 Faces I'll see,
28 Winthrop,

288
Anardian Angels
230 True Friendship,
254 We'll Meet Again,

249

RUDIMENTS OF

MUSIC.

and second tones of the scale.

DIVISION I.

NOTES, STAFF, LETTERS AND CLEFS. SECTION 1. Music is represented by certain characters called notes $ 2. Notes are used to indicate the length and pitch of tones. NOTE.-Tone is a given, Axed sound, of certain pitch, and the word cannot properly be used to express the difference of pitch between the first $ 3. Each note has its corresponding rest. § 4. Rests are employed to indicate periods of silence. $ 5. There are six principal notes and rests.

DIAGRAM OF NOTES AND RESTS. $ 6. The whole note is written thus :..

The whole rest, thus :$7. The half note is written thus :.

The half rest, thus :. $ 8. The quarter note is written thus ::

The quarter rest, thus ... $ 9. The eighth note is written thus :......

The eighth rest, thus :.. § 10. The sixteenth note is written thus :..

The sixteenth rest, thus :....... $11. The thirty-second note is written thus:....... The thirty-second rest, thus ....

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