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Complete Works of William Billings

William Billings

Complete Works of William Billings

The Continental Harmony (Billings, William//Complete Works of William Billings)

by William Billings

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Published by University of Virginia Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Music,
  • Religious - Hymns,
  • Musical Composition,
  • Music/Songbooks,
  • Instruction & Study - Voice,
  • Instruction & Study - Composition

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsKarl Kroeger (Editor)
    The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages332
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8674641M
    ISBN 101878528017
    ISBN 109781878528018

    He was poor and uneducated -- he supported himself much of the time as a tanner. Billings was born in Boston on October 7, The performances are often faster than Billings intended and with too much emphasis on speed singing, especially with Sacred Harp singers. So we look in vain into the music of the earliest antiquity for the wonderful effects ascribed to it. His funeral will be tomorrow at 4 o'clock, PM from the house of Mrs.

    In the same strain he continues If I forget thee O Boston then let my numbers cease to flow then be my muse unkind then let my tongue forget to move. But concerning tempo, the answer would be mostly -- No. Much caution should also be used in singing a solo sic ; in my opinion 2 or 3 at most are enough to sing it well. In the latter part of the twentieth century a Billings revival occurred, and a sumptuous complete scholarly edition of his works was published see Books, below.

    His musical curiosity would certainly have drawn him to listen on occasion. By the time the copyright laws had been strengthened, it was too late for Billings: the favorites among his tunes had already been widely reprinted in other people's hymnals, permanently copyright-free. It begins By the rivers of Watertown we sat down yea we wept when we remembered Boston. Billings himself left vague writings approving discreet use of an organ or a small gallery orchestra with his compositions. At the age of 14, the death of his father stopped Billings' formal schooling.


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Complete Works of William Billings book

This block will remain in place until legal guidance changes. However, none of the tunes by Billings copied into American tunebooks of the s that I have seen bears any date; so it is impossible to tell if they predate the publication of NEPS.

Most of his music is written for unaccompanied voices. William Billings was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in Carl E.

The Largo Mood is to be sung quicker than the Adagio, in a proportion of 4 to 3; therefore a Crotchet in this Mood is to be sounded in the time of an Oscillation of a Pendulum, which is twenty-two Inches and one twentieth in length.

As might be expected from a composer who was very close to his roots in folk musicBillings' music shows a striking purity. His temporary employment as a Boston street sweeper was probably a project of a similar nature. Professor Temperley graciously made portions of the work available to the editor in typescript.

It will not bear criticism, and it may amuse the reader to see the remarks of the author himself on his own work. William Billings was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in Shipton and James E. This was the first publication comprising American music exclusively, and was also the first by a single American composer.

When choirs became an accepted part of the Congregational Church, both the tunebook and hymnal were necessary, and were used simultaneously, often with amusing results.

Finally, whatever may be said of Billings's music, and however deficient it may now be thought to be in good taste as well as in many other respects, it certainly gave great delight in its day, and many now living, who were accustomed to hear it in their youth, are much inclined to prefer it to the more elaborate and learned music of the present time.

Moreover, a few of Billings' songs were carried southward and westward through America, as a result of their appearance in shape note hymnals. For instance, in a fugue, where the parts come in after each other with the same notes, but even here, art is subservient to genius, for fancy goes first and strikes out the work roughly, and art comes after and polishes it over.

The size of the tunebook, the range of styles and competence encountered, and the fact that a second collection was also ready to be engraved and published suggest that Billings had been composing for years. That may explain why he only lived to the age of In the latter part of the twentieth century a Billings revival occurred, and a sumptuous complete scholarly edition of his works was published see Books, below.

Billings died in poverty at age 53, and for a considerable time after his death, his music was almost completely neglected in the American musical mainstream. There is a crude print on the title page of the first Billings collection from by Boston patriot and engraver, Paul Revere, which has been claimed by some scholars to show Billings leading a singing session.

Project Gutenberg updates its listing of IP addresses approximately monthly. Held up to them as models by clerics and musicians, they were encouraged to follow their lead.Jun 23,  · Complete Works of William Billings: The Continental Harmony: [William Billings] on atlasbowling.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

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Robert William Billings ( – 14 November ) was an English painter and architect. Trained as a topographical draughtsman, he wrote and illustrated many books early in his career, before concentrating on his architectural practice. William Billings was the first significant home-grown American composer.

He was from a poor family, had little formal education, and was self-taught in music aside from some possible lessons from Boston choirmaster John Barry.

In he apprenticed himself to a. 4 William Billings () and American Psalmody: a Study of Musical Dissemination. William Billings is commonly taken as theAmerican psalmodist of the eighteenth atlasbowling.com-taught, prolific, a patriot in politics, and blessed with original vision, both as a musician and a writer, Billings was the most famous New England composer of his age, and his reputation has long survived him.

William Billings (), is considered by many to be the foremost representative of early American music. Billings was born in Boston on October 7, Largely self-trained in music, he was a tanner by trade and a friend of such figures of the American Revolution as Samuel Adams and Paul Revere.