The Harmony of Maine

being

An Original Composition of Psalm and Hymn Tunes,

Of various Metres, suitable for Divine Worship.

With a

Number of Fuguing Pieces and Anthems

together with

A Concise Introduction to the Grounds of Musick, and Rules for Learners.

For the Use of Singing Schools and Musical Societies.

By S. Belcher, of Farmington, County of Lincoln, District of Maine.

A complete PDF of The Harmony of Maine is available on IMSLP.

 

I have set all the pieces that do not appear either in The Sacred Harp or in Norumbega Harmony.  There are "pretty good drafts" -- certainly not final, but I believe they are accurate and readable.  As this was my first serious use of Lilypond, there is some evolution in the typesetting that I will eventually standardize.

 

In my work I have found discords in the music as printed, a large fraction of which I believe to be poor engraving rather than intentional.  I have used my judgment in making conservative changes in those cases; each change is documented in the Lilypond code.

 

Comments welcome!

Lilypond Source Code
Belcher Harmony of Maine.zip
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017_Alpha.pdf
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018_Majesty.pdf
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019_Harmony.pdf
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020_Creation.pdf
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020b_Hallowell.pdf
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021 Advent.pdf
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025 The Dawn.pdf
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027 Appearance.pdf
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030 Invitation.pdf
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032 Chester.pdf
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033 The Request.pdf
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035 Heroism (rev).pdf
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040 Lincoln.pdf
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042 Content.pdf
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045 Admiration.pdf
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047 Friendship.pdf
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048 Rapture.pdf
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049 Winthrop.pdf
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051 Union.pdf
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058 Gethsamane.pdf
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059 St. Mark's.pdf
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060 St. Luke's.pdf
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062 Victory.pdf
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066 Ecstacy.pdf
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068 Anthem for Easter.pdf
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072 Plenitude.pdf
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074 Emancipation.pdf
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075 Bliss.pdf
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080 Lamentation.pdf
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082 New Sharon.pdf
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083 Ocean.pdf
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084 The Power of Music.pdf
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090 Reedfield.pdf
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091 Turner.pdf
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092 Farmington.pdf
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093 Sunday.pdf
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094 Bath.pdf
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095 St. John's.pdf
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096 Transmigration.pdf
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101 Captivity.pdf
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102 Cumberland.pdf
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102b York.pdf
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103 Omega.pdf
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