'Select Hymns with Tunes Annext' was originally published in 1761. It is an interesting volume in that it helps one understand John Wesley’s attitude towards music in 18th century Methodist worship. It comprises about 100 tunes which are presented in melody, with some notes on how to read music and John Wesley’s ‘Directions for Singing’.
The hymnal contains many influences. These include psalm tunes, folk tunes, German-influenced hymns but also tunes resembling the fashionable music of the day, music Wesley's followers would have been familiar with.