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William Billings, an early American composer of music and his seditious song "Chester" : the cultural significance of tune names during the American Revolution

Author: Charles E Brewer
Publisher: Lewiston, New York : Edwin Mellen Press, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English
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William Billing's Chester is perhaps his best-known composition, though the choice of name is atypical of his usual naming practice, since the name Chester occurs rarely in sources from Colonial New  Read more...

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Named Person: William Billings
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles E Brewer
ISBN: 9781495505799 1495505790
OCLC Number: 992438110
Description: 173 pages : illustrations, music ; 24 cm.
Contents: Foreword; Acknowledgments; Chapter 1: A World of Tune Names; Chapter 2: Billing's Tune Names; Chapter 3: Chester; Appendix I: Alexander Gillet, Union Tune Psalm 133, from Booge's Book; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Charles E. Brewer, with a foreword by Nym Cooke.

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