The Music Of William Billings

The Music Of William Billings

William Billings is considered by many to be the father of American choral music, composing the unofficial anthem of the American Revolution, "Chester."

William Billings is considered by many to be the father of American choral music, composing the unofficial anthem of the American Revolution, "Chester."

In the earliest days of the Puritan settlement of Massachusetts, the church was the center of social life as well as spiritual life. It is not surprising, then, that the earliest American composer would primarily be a composer of church music.  Wi...

In the earliest days of the Puritan settlement of Massachusetts, the church was the center of social life as well as spiritual life. It is not surprising, then, that the earliest American composer would primarily be a composer of church music. Wi...

Frontpiece to William Billings's The New England Psalm Singer (1770). Music is a 6-voice canon with ground bass by William Billings on the text "Wake Every Voice and Sing."

Frontpiece to William Billings's The New England Psalm Singer (1770). Music is a 6-voice canon with ground bass by William Billings on the text "Wake Every Voice and Sing."

William Billings: Wake Ev'ry Breath [CD]

William Billings: Wake Ev'ry Breath [CD]

The Baronial and Ecclesiastical Antiquities of Scotland Volumes I-IV  Illustrated By Robert William Billings

The Baronial and Ecclesiastical Antiquities of Scotland Volumes I-IV Illustrated By Robert William Billings

King Philip's War - 1675-1678 -Wikipedia -Ancestors Capt. George Denison,Edmund Fanning,Gershom Palmer,James York, Thomas Bell, William Billings, Ensign Ebenezer Billings.

King Philip's War - 1675-1678 -Wikipedia -Ancestors Capt. George Denison,Edmund Fanning,Gershom Palmer,James York, Thomas Bell, William Billings, Ensign Ebenezer Billings.

Sam William Billings Wiki, Age, Bio, Assets, Affairs, Girlfriends, Height, Worth

Sam William Billings Wiki, Age, Bio, Assets, Affairs, Girlfriends, Height, Worth

William Billings, Boston 1746-1800 First American choral composer

William Billings, Boston 1746-1800 First American choral composer

Providence, Rhode Island pewter porringer, ca. 1800, bearing the touch of William Billings - Price Estimate: $800 - $1200

Providence, Rhode Island pewter porringer, ca. 1800, bearing the touch of William Billings - Price Estimate: $800 - $1200

Students learn the four shapes used in Sacred Harp singing and “sing the shapes” of “Yankee Doodle.” In a key appropriate to their voices, they sing the melody part of “Chester,” a Revolutionary-era tune by William Billings. If they are old enough and able to do so, they try a two-part version, melody and

Students learn the four shapes used in Sacred Harp singing and “sing the shapes” of “Yankee Doodle.” In a key appropriate to their voices, they sing the melody part of “Chester,” a Revolutionary-era tune by William Billings. If they are old enough and able to do so, they try a two-part version, melody and

William Billings - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

William Billings - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

William Billings grave memorial, Central Burying Ground on Boston Common

William Billings grave memorial, Central Burying Ground on Boston Common

Fuguing tunes and patriotic 'musik' by New England's Singing Masters are interspersed with spirited country dances including 'The Devil's Dream' and the 'Witches Dance.' Works by William Billings and

Early music new york - colonial capers: odes anthems jigs & reels

Fuguing tunes and patriotic 'musik' by New England's Singing Masters are interspersed with spirited country dances including 'The Devil's Dream' and the 'Witches Dance.' Works by William Billings and

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