Hastings, Thomas; Warriner, Solomon. Musica Sacra; or Springfield and Utica Collections United: consisting of Psalm and Hymn Tunes, Anthems and Chants; Arranged for Two, Three, or Four Voices, with a Figured Base for the Organ or Piano Forte. Utica [NY]: William Williams, 1834. Tenth Revised Edition - With Additions and Improvements. 
Oblong, 9 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches, leather spine, printed paper over oak boards, lacks much of the paper, back cover board split horizontally. Historical society bookplate, 298 generally clean pp.; defective - lacking one leaf (2 pages) of music. Fair. Hardcover.
This later oblong edition has about 35 more pages than earlier ones. Appended is The Juvenile Instructor: for the use of teachers in Infant, Sabbath, and Primary Schools. By Thomas Hastings. Utica: William Williams, 1834. Separate title page; continuous paging.
Thomas Hastings (1784-1872), b. Washington, CT; d. NYC. In 1786 his family moved to Clinton, NY, then a frontier village with few educational opportunities. Thomas took an early interest in music, "and began teaching it in 1806. Seeking a wider field, he went, in 1817, to Troy, then to Albany, and in 1823 to Utica, where he conducted a religious journal, in which he advocated his special views on church music. In 1832 he was called to New York to assume the charge of several Church Choirs, and there his last forty years were spent in great and increasing usefulness and repute...His hymn-work was a corollary to the proposition of his music-work; he wrote hymns for certain tunes; the one activity seemed to imply and necessitate the other...If we take the aggregate of American hymnals published during the last fifty years or for any portion of that time, more hymns by him are found in C. U. than by any other native writer." - Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907).
Solomon Warriner (1787-1860), b. Wilbraham, MA; d. Springfield, MA. Warriner was director of music for the First Church of Springfield from 1801 to 1838. He had been a colonel of militia during the War of 1812. - Derek Strahan, Interior of Old First Church, Springfield, Mass., at lostnewengland online. (7184)