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Excerpt from The New Carmina Sacra, or Boston Collection of Church Music: Comprising the Most Popular Psalm and Hymn Tunes in General Use, Together With a Great Variety of New Tunes, Chants, Sentences, Motetts, and Anthems; Principally by Distinguished European Composers
Every well organised choir, if kept up with interest, must have a constant succession of new music; without this there wil no advancement. The same principle applies in every other case. The progress of things is ever onward, and why should it be expected that a choir of singers must remain satisfied with singing over for any considerable length of time, the same tunes, any more than that a literary community should be satisfied with reading over and over 'the same books Nor is this constant desire for new music an disparagement to the old tunes of standard merit. Many of these are unrivalled. So is Milton. But is this latter fact any reason wh no one should write poetry at t e present period? How many poets would have written since Milton if had been encouraged but those who were as good as him f l The old tunes may be the best, - much the best, if you please, and still the modern tunes may possess some value, and some that is not found in their predecessors, and some that '3 worth having. To say the least, they increase the variety, and that is, as Cowper says.
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