Tis Finished

Title

Tis Finished

Subject

Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
Work, Henry C. (Clay) 1832-1884
Sheet music
American Civil War, (1861-1865)

Description

Also entitled, "Sing Hallelujah," the song celebrates Union victory over the South and proclaims the martyrdom of Abraham Lincoln.

Creator

Work, Hency C. (Clay)

Publisher

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Date

1865

Contributor

Root & Cady

Rights

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum holds all rights and permissions.

Format

pdf

Language

en

Identifier

301113
74490225

Coverage

Chicago

Transcription

'TIS FINISHED! OR SING HALLELUJAH. SONG AND CHORUS. Words and Music by HENRY C. WORK.

CHICAGO: Published by ROOT & CADY, 67 Washington Street.

Eastern Agency--Wm. B. Bradbury, 425 Broome St., New York.

Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1865, by Root & Cady, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.


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Published by Root & Cady, 95 Clark St. Chicago. GENERAL AGENTS FOR THE NORTH-WEST.


'TIS FINISHED! or SING HALLELUJAH. Words and music by Henry C. Work.

Moderato. Introduction

1. 'Tis finished! 'tis ended! The dread and awful task is done; Tho'

2. Ye joybells! ye peacebells! Oh never, never music rang, So

3. Come patriots! come freemen! Come join your every heart and voice; We've


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wounded and bleeding, 'tis ours to sing the vict'ry won, Our

sweetly, so grandly, since angels in the advent sang, Your

wept with the weeping--now let us with the blest rejoice, With


nation is ransom'd--our enemies are overthrown And

message is gladness to myriads of waiting souls, As

armies of victors who round about the white throne stand--With


now, now commences, the brightest era ever known.

onward and worldward the happy, happy echo rolls.

Lincoln, the Martyr and Liberator of his land.


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CHORUS

Then sing hallelujah! sing hallelujah! Glory be to God on

Then sing hallelujah! sing hallelujah! Glory be to God on

Then sing hallelujah! sing hallelujah! Glory be to God on


high! For the old flag with the white flag is hanging in the azure sky.

high! For the old flag with the white flag is hanging in the azure sky.

high! For the old flag with the white flag is hanging in the azure sky.


A NEW METHOD FOR THE PIANO-FORTE. THE MUSICAL CURRICULUM BY GEO. R. ROOT.

This is emphatically a new book in a new field. It provides instruction and music, not only for the Piano-Forte, but also for the things that should be studied with it, viz: the Voice and Harmony--not harmony through the eye, but harmony through the ear; not dry calculations, but living and beautiful forms. It goes on the plan that the pupil should know as well the chords and harmonies he is in while playing and singing, as he does the key or kind of time; and moreover it proves that these things can be done by preparing well for each subject, and then by adapting the instruction, and the music to the state of the pupil, and making the steps succeed each other in true progressive order.

The whole book may be divided into two kinds of lessons--the one for musical culture and the other for muscular culture. Not that there is no practice for the muscles in the former, nor exercise for the musical taste in the latter, but each is devoted mainly to its own object. Those lessons which are designed to awaken, develop, and strengthen a love for music, and which are imparted a knowledge of time, [tone?], and expression. (Rhythmics, Melodies, and Dynamics,) are written in many pleasant and tuneful forms, and are called exercises, [pieces?], [songs?] etudes and solfeggios, etc., while those which are simply for the development and strengthening of the muscles of the fingers, hands, and vocal organs, do not pretend to be pleasant or tuneful, but depend upon the benefits they confer in the way of flexibility and execution, for their popularity. These lessons are called Technics, and embrace five finger exercises, scales, arpeggios, and miscellaneous exercises of many kinds and forms.

The contents of the book may be summed up as follows:

Instrumental exercises for reading [unintelligible], the acquirement of musical knowledge and the cultivation of the taste; numbered but bearing no other names than the topics they illustrate and teach. 224 Vocal exercises and solfeggios for similar purposes 48 Technics 419 Divided as follows--Five Finger Exercises 78 Scales, Major and Minor 115 Arpeggios, Major and Minor 146 Vocal 45 Miscellaneous 35 Piano [unintelligible] that may be played as duets and trios 44 Chromatic exercises 21 Songs 39 Exercises in Thorough Base 21 Pieces for the Piano 43 Of the foregoing numbers, are used for the study of transposition 120 These when played according to directions, increase the lessons in the book to 1485

Price $4.50. Sent, postpaid, on receipt of the marked price.

To those who would like to have an opportunity of examining this book before purchasing, we will send, postpaid, on receipt of ten cents, an elegant royal quarto pamphlet, containing fourteen specimen pages of the same, selected so as to give an idea of its general appearance, as well as some description of its plan and contents.

ROOT & CADY, CHICAGO.

Status

Complete

Percent Completed

100

Weight

20

Original Format

6
36 cm

Citation

Work, Hency C. (Clay), “Tis Finished,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed September 19, 2020, http://alplm-cdi.com/chroniclingillinois/items/show/20068.