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Catalog of the Musical Works of William Billings

Catalog of the Musical Works of William Billings( )
Editor: Kroeger, Karl
Series title:Music Reference Collection
ISBN:978-0-313-27827-3
Publication Date:Sep 1991
Publisher:ABC-CLIO, LLC
Imprint:Greenwood
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $40.00
Book Description:

William Billings (1746-1800) was the most important native-born composer of the American colonial and Federal eras. He wrote hundreds of choral compositions, which were set to sacred or devotional texts for use by church choirs, singing schools, and musical societies. Extremely popular in his own time, Billings's music was denigrated during the nineteenth century when European styles governed American musical tastes. In the twentieth century his genius was recognized, and his music...
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Pages:184
Book Weight:1.03 Pounds



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