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[c1748] The voice of melody [book I] (P134); 1 new FT; one complete copy in Frost collection at RSM, part copy owned by citizen of Rutland. The title page and preface include materials for music lessons.
1750 The voice of melody book I, 2nd edn (P134.2); 7 FTs, 4 new
1750 The voice of melody book II (P137); 21 FTs, 12 new, 2 joint
1754 The sacred melody (P151); 21 FTs, 20 new
[c1754] The sacred melody (unique collection of miscellaneously numbered sheets; British Library, A.1230.o)
[c1755] Collection of church musick (P157; unique collection of miscellaneously numbered sheets; Bodleian); 47 FTs, 16 new
[c1756] Divine melody, collection of miscellaneously numbered sheets that's turned up for sale on ABE Books (Jan 06).
The unpaginated introduction of Church Harmony sacred to Devotion, published in 1760 in London, includes a poetic ode to the compiler, Joseph Stephenson, signed by one 'Eugenius'. If this is the same as the present composer, he had a long life. (Francis Roads)
Psalmodist of Grantham, Lincs. Worked with William East of Waltham
1757 The divine concert (P164); 11 new FTs. Only known copy in Library of Congress, though a manuscript book used in Bourne and Corby Glen, Lincs., contains a fair chunk of the anthems from it (Lincolnshire Archives).
1747 A compleat book of psalmody (P130); 4 FTs, 2 new
1751 A compleat book of psalmody 2nd edn (P130.2); 9 FTs
1754 A compleat book of psalmody 3rd edn (P130.3); 12 FTs, 2 new, 1 joint
1769 A compleat book of psalmody 5th edn; 12 FTs