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The name by which the first American metrical psalter, The Whole Booke of Psalmes Faithfully Translated into English Metre (Cambridge, MA, 1640), is commonly known.

See Psalms, metrical; Psalmody; and Printing and publishing .


Roger L. Hall

A notation system employing letters in place of conventional notes. It was first used in the ninth edition of the Bay Psalm Book (1698), based on English psalm notation. Four letters representing the solfège syllables fa, sol, la, and mi on ledger lines were employed by Rev. John Tufts in ...