Billings, William Composers Composition Music
Born in the Classical period, American composer, author of choral music, tanner, and patriot William Billings (1746-1800) left a legacy of religious music. He was also one of the first to express an American idiom in his writing. Many of his works are still sung in churches.
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- Billings, William - Biography of "The Father of New England Music"; b notes on religious, hymnic, and patriotic compositions, acceptance b by contemporary audiences, and influence on later composers. b From the Grove Concise Dictionary of Music entry b at WQXR radio.
- William Billings - Brief article includes physical description and notes the "politically inflammatory composers lyrics"of his Singing Master's Assistant.
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