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|Number -- Status||181 -- Wanted|
|Full Title||A Selection of Cathedral Chants|
|Publisher||Coventry & Hollier|
|Year of Publication||1838|
|Chants numbered continuously||No|
|Psalms associated with chants - Pointed text included||No/No|
|Sets of chants for certain psalms||No|
|Separate selections of psalms included||No|
Apparently a series as
The Hodges Family Collection contains nos. 1-3 (look under 'Sixteen Compiled Volumes'), whereas the review below discusses no. 4.
Review of no. 4 in The musical world, Vol. VIII, January 5 to April 26, 1838, review no. 10: Out of the thirty one chants, of which this number consists, five (82, 90, 100, 102, and 104,) deserve approbation; three (93, 96, and 99,) are tolerable specimens of their author's talents in this branch of ecclesiastical music; the remaining twenty-three exhibit almost every variety of bad taste and vicious modulation, within the bounds of this species of composition. The trite, the ridiculous, and the atrocious, mingle with each other in most admired confusion. One would imagine that their respective authors had never entered a cathedral, or condescended to study the simplest rules of counterpoint.