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PUBLISHED UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE BOARD OF CENSORS.

BOSTON:
PUBLISHED BY WILLIAM D. TICKNOR;
CORN ER OF WASHINGTON AND SCHOOL - STREETS;

1839.
Wine cal-

ERRATUM. - p. 50, in the title of Mr. Harrington's Lecture, after “ Practicability,” insert“ and Expediency.

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PRESS OF I. R. BUTTS........SCHOOL STREET.

ON THE PRACTICABILITY AND EXPEDIENCY OF INTRODU-

CING VOCAL MUSIC AS A BRANCH OF EDUCATION INTO

OUR COMMON SCHOOLS. BY JOSEPH HARRINGTON, JR. , . 51

The subject unattractive to a promiscuous audience in this community,

53, — the practicability of introducing vocal music into schools, – the ex-

periment has been successfully tried, 54 — the musical ear not so rare, as

has been supposed, - facts observed in the Hawes' School, 55, - comparison

of our country with other nations, - further arguments from the universality

of the musical ear, 56, — the argument for practicability is favored by the

simplicity of the Pestalozzian system of instruction, now every where

adopted, - also by the sympathy and excitement, which this branch awa-

kens — answer to the objection that the study of music is too abstruse, 58

- and to the opposite objection that it unnerves the mind, - great cheap-

ness of musical instruction, - answer to the objection that competent teach-

ers cannot be found, - acquaintance with music ought to be one of the qual-

ifications of every teacher here, as in Germany and Prussia, 59, - the in-

troduction of music shown also to be expedient, 60,- the study is well suited

to young minds, 61, - a faculty so universally bestowed ought not to be

neglected, -- answer to the objection that music would require too much

time, 62,- importance of commencing this study while the organs are pliant,

- hence the expediency of commencing it in our common schools, 63,-

ulterior benefits of introducing music into schools, - not only valuable in
itself, but favorable to school discipline — to punctuality - it refreshes the
pupils, and reconciles them to severe duties, 64 — prepares them for devo.
tion, – vocal music advantageous physically -especially to the lungs-

improves speech and reading - a source of innocent and enduring happiness,

65, — influence of music upon national character, - Germany - contrast

presented by our own country, 67, - music favorable to morality and refine-

ment, 68,- important in a religious view, in its bearing upon the worship

of God, 69, — a more general cultivation of it would promote a greater interest

and improvement in church music, 70, — the congregation would join —

better choirs would be selected, -existing defects in our church choirs at the

present time, 71,-heartlessness of our church music — its expensiveness,

72,- superior charm of the vocal music of children — causes of this, 73,-

universal musical instruction favorable to Sunday schools — to domestic wor-

ship, - conclusion, 74.

LECTURE IV.

ON MODEL SCHOOLS. BY THOMAS D. JAMES. ......... 75

Introductory remarks, - crudeness of present systems of education, 78,

division of the subject, — the principles and the influences of Model Schools,
- schools, to be models for instruction, should be eminent in the following

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