Excerpt from Pilgrim Songs for the Sunday Schools To induce a brighter and swinging motion, quarter-tes are used in preference to the usual half tes, so that a slow and dragging style may be avoided. Few marks of expression are used, but special care has been given in the adaptation of words to the music, so that positive sympathy may be established between them. Good music frequently needs repetition to be fully enjoyed, and this repetition may generally be taken as a test of its character. We never tire of the best melodies, and singers should t judge hastily of the excellence of any composition, for if really good it will t fail to become fixed in the memory. Melodies from the Great Masters are generally fragments, made up to fit the usual forms of metre found in tune books, and thus prepared they would hardly be recognized by the original com posers. In this book only those are introduced that are unmistakably in the original form, and those have been rejected that in the original form were associated with words or surroundings that would be an offence to religious feeling and good taste. The addition of sacred words does t change the real character of a melody written for other uses, and every thoughtful person will reject such adapta tions as are too often found in books designed for use in the Church or Sunday-school. The time has certainly come when everything inappropriate, trivial, or secular, should be banished from our church music. Good music is earnest and true, but it is by means dull or lifeless. The heaviness too often experienced is t in the matter but in the manner, and the result of an indifferent manner is to make this part of the service distasteful. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.