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By Karl Kroeger

William Billings (1746-1800) used to be crucial native-born composer of the yank colonial and Federal eras. He wrote hundreds and hundreds of choral compositions, that have been set to sacred or devotional texts to be used by means of church choirs, making a song faculties, and musical societies. very hot in his personal time, Billings's song used to be denigrated in the course of the 19th century whilst ecu types ruled American musical tastes. within the 20th century his genius used to be famous, and his track is extensively sung and studied. initially released in six tunebooks, the 338 extant items have been issued in a scholarly variation by means of the yankee Musicological Society and The Colonial Society of Massachusetts as The entire Works of William Billings (4 vols., 1977-1990). the current catalog enhances the Complete Works by way of serving as a consultant to its contents and delivering a wealth of extra data.

Included for every composition are distinct identify; textual content resource; first line; technical details on size, meter, key, and melody; manuscript assets and contemporaneous reprints; bibliography and smooth recordings. an in depth checklist of works brought up is via 5 indexes delivering entry to the cloth within the catalog via first line of textual content, Billings's anthem titles, textual content assets, musical shape (tune types), and musical incipits. The catalog presents for Billings's song details just like that present in Schmeider's listings for Bach and Koechel's listings for Mozart.

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