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Billings, William

composer


born: 07 Oct 1746 Boston, Massachusetts / state, USA Source: 1,2  

died: 26 Sep 1800 Boston, Massachusetts / state, USA Source: 1,2  
died: 29 Sep 1800 Source: 5,6  
died: 28 Sep 1800 Source: 7  

active: Baltimore, Maryland / state, USA  
active: Massachusetts / state, USA  

The Music Sack has 128 items with information about William Billings
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 1996

Music, David W.
Hymnology : a collection of source readings
By David W. Music
Lanham, Md: Scarecrow Press, 1996, 233 p.
      (Series: Studies in Liturgical Musicology; 4)

Number of People : 52


 1995

Devenney, David P.
Source readings in American choral music
College Music Society, 1995, 258 p.

Number of People : 25


 1993

Crawford, Richard
The American musical landscape
Berkeley, California: University of California Press, 1993

Number of People : 4


 1991

William Tansur's influence on William Billings
Inter-American Music Review, 11-2, 1991, p. 1-12

Number of People : 2


 1991

Bierley, Paul E.
Rehrig, William H.
The heritage encyclopedia of band music : composers and their music
Edited by Paul E. Bierley
William H. Rehrig
Westerville, Ohio: Integrity Press, 1991

Number of People : 8,916


 1991

Cooke, Nym
William Billings in the District of Maine, 1780
American Music, 09-3, 1991, p. 243-259

Number of People : 1


 1991

Poultney, David
Dictionary of western church music
By David Poultny
Chicago: American Library Association, 1991, 234 p.

Number of People : 81


 1989

Schroeder, Artur
"Wilks", "No. 45", and Mr. Billings
American Music, 07-4, 1989, p. 430-447

Number of People : 1


 1988

McKenzie, Wallace Chessley Jr.
Anthems of the Sacred Harp Tunesmiths.
American Music 6/3 (Fall 1988): 247-63.

Number of People : 2


 1988

Devenney, David P.
Early American choral music : an annotated guide
By David P. DeVenney
Berkeley, California: Fallen Leaf Press, 1988, 149 p.

Number of People : 32


 1988

Kroeger, Karl
Word Painting in the Music of William Billings
American Music, 06-1, 1988, p. 41-64

Number of People : 1


 1988

Daniels, Rose Dwiggins
William Billings : Teacher, Innovator, Patriot.
Music Educators Journal 74/9 (May 1988): 22-25.

Number of People : 1


 1986 Source: 2

Sadie, Stanley
Hitchcock, H. Wiley
The new Grove dictionary of American music
edited by H. Wiley Hitchcock and Stanley Sadie
New York, N.Y. : Grove's Dictionaries of Music, 1986. 4 v.

Number of People : 3,993


 1985

Index

p. 1169-1193 In:
Music in colonial Massachusetts 1630-1820 II : music in homes and in churches
Conference held by the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, May 17 and 18, 1973
Boston: Colonial Society of Massachusetts., 1985, 2 v.

Number of People : 1,134


 1984

Butterworth, Neil
A dictionary of American composers
New York: Garland, 1984

Number of People : 525


 1984

Andrews, P.
Rodd, S.
Pioneers of American Music.
Keyboard Classics 4/4 (1984): 6-7.

Number of People : 1


 1984

The National Cyclopedia of American Biography. 63 vols.
With supplentary index (1984)
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Number of People : 4


 1983

Hall, Roger L.
William Billings of Boston.
Journal of Church Music 25/5 (May 1983): 2-4.

Number of People : 1


 1982

Kroeger, Karl
William Billings's music in manuscript copy and some notes on variant versions of his pieces.
Notes. 39 (1982/83), S. 316-345.
       Mit 7 Tab. u. 8 Notenbeisp.

Number of People : 1


 1982

Index

p. 313-343 In:
Keefer, Lubov Breit
Baltimore's music
The haven of the American composer
Baltimore: 1982, 343 p.

Number of People : 3,293


 1981

Gleason, Harold
Early American music : music in America from 1620 to 1920
Bloomington, Indiana: Frangipani Press, 1981
      (Series: Music Literature Outlines: Series III)

Number of People : 129


 1980 Source: 5

Sadie, Stanley
The new Grove dictionary of music and musicians
London: Macmillan, 1980

Number of People : 20,506


 1978

Anderson, Gillian B.
Eighteenth-Century Evaluations of William Billings
A Reappraisal.
Quarterly Journal of the Library of Congress 35/1 (January 1978): 48-58.

Number of People : 1


 1978

Sallee, James
A history of evangelistic hymnody
Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker Book House, 1978

Number of People : 24


 1977

Grye, Stephen M.
Explicating William Billings's Jargon.
In Theory Only, 3 (April 1977): 22-28.
       musical examples
       Note: Background and analysis. Advanced.

Number of People : 1


 1977

Lowens, Irving
[Review]
Journal of the American Musicological Society. 30 (1977), S. 328-333.

Number of People : 1


 1977

Anderson, Gillian H.
The Funeral of Samuel Cooper.
New England Quarterly 50/4 (December 1977): 644-59.

Number of People : 1

Descriptive note


 1977

Lowens, Irving
[Review]
Journal of the American Musicological Society. 30 (1977), S. 328-333.

Number of People : 1


 1977

Dickinson, Peter
[Review]
Music and Letters. 58 (1977), S. 87-88.

Number of People : 1


 1976

Nathan, Hans
William Billings, data and documents.
Detroit: Publ. for the College Music Society by Information Coordinators 1976. 69 S.
       Mit Ill., Faks. u. Noten.
      (Series: Bibliographies in American Music; 2)

Number of People : 1

More Details : (1 review)


 1976

Lindsley, Charles Edward
[Review]
The Musical Quarterly. 62 (1976), S. 278-282.

Number of People : 1


 1976

Nathan, Hans
William Billings : the Continental Harmony (1794)
American Choral Review, 18, no. 4 (1976): 27-36.
       musical examples
       Note: Background, analysis, critical commentary.

Number of People : 1


 1976

Nathan, Hans
William Billings : Data and Documents
Detroit: Information Coordinators, 1976. 69 p.

Number of People : 1


 1976

Nathan, Hans
William Billings, data and documents.
Detroit: Publ. for the College Music Society by Information Coordinators 1976. 69 S.
       Mit Ill., Faks. u. Noten.
      (Series: Bibliographies in American Music; 2)

Number of People : 1


 1976

Resch, Rita Marje
Carman, Judith E.
Gaeddert, William Kenneth
Art-song in the United States 1801-1976
An annotated bibliography
By Judith E. Carman, William K. Gaeddert, Rita M. Resch
National Association of Teachers of Singing, Inc., 1976, 308 p.

Number of People : 370


 1975

Chase, Gilbert
Billings of Boston
Music: The A.G.O. / R.C.C.O. Magazine, 9/9, 1975, p. 30-31

Number of People : 1


 1975

Crawford, Richard
MacKay, David Phares
William Billings of Boston : eighteenth-century composer.
Princeton, London: Princeton Univ. Press 1975. XII, 303 S.
       Mit Ill. u. Notenbeisp.

Number of People : 1

More Details : (1 review)


 1975

Sundstrom, Einar
Morin, Gosta
Moberg, Carl-Allan
Sohlman's musiklexikon
2. rev. och utvidgade uppl.
Redaktion: Gosta Morin, Carl-Alan Moberg och Einar Sundstrom
Stockholm: Sohlman Forlag, 1975-1979, 5 v.

Number of People : 10,962


 1975

Crawford, Richard
McKay, David P.
William Billings of Boston : Eighteenth-Century Composer
Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1975. xii, 303 p.
       Note: The principal biography of Billings

Number of People : 1


 1975

MacKay, David Phares
Crawford, Richard
William Billings of Boston : eighteenth-century composer.
Princeton, London: Princeton Univ. Press 1975. XII, 303 S.
       Mit Ill. u. Notenbeisp.

Number of People : 1


 1975

Chase, Gilbert
Billings of Boston.
Music: The A.G.O./R.C.C.O. Magazine 9/9 (1975): 30-31.

Number of People : 1


 1975

MacKay, David Phares
Crawford, Richard
William Billings of Boston : eighteenth-century composer.
Princeton, London: Princeton Univ. Press 1975. XII, 303 S.
       Mit Ill. u. Notenbeisp.

Number of People : 1

More Details : (1 review)


 1975

Crawford, Richard
MacKay, David Phares
William Billings of Boston : eighteenth-century composer.
Princeton 1975.

Number of People : 1

More Details : (1 review)


 1974

Wienandt, Elwyn A.
Opinions on church music
Waco, Texas: Markham Press Fund of Baylor University Press, 1974

Number of People : 40


 1974

Claghorn, Charles Eugene
Biographical dictionary of American music
West Nyack, N.Y.: Parker Pub. Co., 1974, 491 p.

Number of People : 3,156


 1973

Crawford, Richard
McKay, David P.
The performance of William Billings music.
Journal of Research in Music Education. 21 (1973), S. 318-330.
       Mit 1 Tab.

Number of People : 1


 1973

Krueger, Karl
The musical heritage of the United States
The unknown portion
New York: Society for the Preservation of the American Musical Heritage, 1973, 237 p.

Number of People : 59


 1973

McKay, David P.
William Billings and the Colonial Music "Patent"
Old-Time New England 63 (1973): 100-07.
       Note: Pertains to Billings' attempt to secure copyright protection.

Number of People : 1


 1973

McKay, David P.
William Billings and the colonial music "Patent"
Old-Time New England, 63, 1973, p. 100-07

Number of People : 1


 1972

Nathan, Hans
William Billings : a bibliography.
Notes. 29 (1972/73), S. 658-669.
       Mit Notenbeisp.

Number of People : 1


 1972

A list of works performed at the American Composers' Concerts and Festivals 1925-71

p. 9 In:
American Composers' Concerts and Festivals of American Music 1925-71; cumulative repertoire
Institute of American Music of the University of Rochester
Rochester, NY: 1972, 75 p.

Number of People : 367


 1972

Ewen, David
Great men of American popular song
Revised and enlarged edition
Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1972

Number of People : 45


 1970

Lingg, Ann M.
The Musical Tanner.
Opera News 34/16 (14 February 1970): 27-28.

Number of People : 1


 1970

Lingg, Ann M.
The musical tanner
Opera News, 34/16, 1970, p. 26-28

Number of People : 1


 1970

Biographical sketches

p. 293 In:
Hixon, D.L.
Music in early America
A bibliography of music in Evans
Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1970, 607 p.

Number of People : 177


 1970

Ewen, David
Great men of American popular song
Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1970

Number of People : 42


 1970

[William Billings]
Opera News, Feb 14, 1970, p. 27

Number of People : 1


 1967

Ferris, William R. Jr.
William Billings, the Musical Tanner
Keystone Folklore Quarterly, 12, 1967, p. 261-79

Number of People : 1


 1967

Bellows, George Kent
Howard, John Tasker
A short history of music in America
By John Tasker Howard and George Kent Bellows
New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1967, 496 p.

Number of People : 151


 1967

Ferris, William R. Jr
William Billings : the Musical Tanner
Keystone Folklore Quarterly 12/4 (Winter 1967): 261-78.

Number of People : 1


 1966

Hitchcock, H. Wiley
William Billings and the Yankee Tunesmiths
HiFi/Stereo Review, 16/2, 1966, p. 55-56

Number of People : 1


 1966

Chase, Gilbert
The American composer speaks.
A historical anthology, 1770-1965
Edited by Gilbert Chase
New Orleans: Louisiana State University Press, 1966, 318 p.

Number of People : 30


 1966

Daniel, Ralph T.
The anthem in New England before 1800
Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 1966

Number of People : 30


 1966

Chase, Gilbert
The American composer speaks.
A historical anthology, 1770-1965
Edited by Gilbert Chase
Louisiana: Louisiana State University Press, 1966, 318 p.

Number of People : 30


 1966

Hitchcock, H. Wiley
William Billings and the Yankee Tunesmiths.
HiFi/Stereo Review 16/2 (1966): 55-65.

Number of People : 1


 1965

Mangler, Joyce Ellen
Rhode island music and musicians
Detroit: Information Service Inc., 1965
      (Series: Detroit Studies in Music Bibliography; 7)

Number of People : 398

More Details : (1 Section)


 1963

Johnson, Carl
From Tanner to Tunesmith.
Music Ministry 4/11 (1963): 13-14, 36.

Number of People : 1


 1963

Johnson, Carl
From Tanner to Tunesmith
Music Ministry, 4/11, 1963, p. 13-14, 36

Number of People : 1


 1962

Wunderlich, Charles Edward
A history and bibliography of early American musical periodicals, 1782-1852
By Charles Edward Wunderlich
1962, 783 p.
       Note: A dissertation submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the University of Michigan

Number of People : 1,087


 1962 Source: 1

Ewen, David
Popular American composers : From revolutionary times to the present.
A biographical and critical guide
Compiled and edited by David Ewen
New York: H. W. Wilson, 1962

Number of People : 131


 1960

Barbour, J. Murray
The Church Music of William Billings
East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 1960.
      Reprint:
New York: Da Capo Press, 1972. xvi, 167 p.

Number of People : 1


 1960

Barbour, J. Murray
The Church Music of William Billings.
East Lansing 1960.

Number of People : 1

More Details : (1 review)


 1960

Ellsworth, Ray
William Billings and Early American Music : Rush on Ye Sons of Harmony
Sing Out, 10/4, 1960-61, p. 24-26

Number of People : 1


 1960

Ellsworth, Ray
William Billings and Early American Music : Rush on Ye Sons of Harmony!
Sing Out 10/4 (1960-61): 24-26.

Number of People : 1


 1960

Barbour, J. Murray
The church music of William Billings.
East Lansing, Mich.: Michigan State Univ. Press 1960. XVI, 167 S. A p.
       Note: Alphabetical index of Billings' Psalm tunes, Index of Billings' anthems by texts.

Number of People : 1


 1960

Barbour, J. Murray
The Church Music of William Billings
East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University Press, 1960, 167 p.
       musical examples

Number of People : 1

Descriptive note


 1959

Eitner, Robert
Biographisch-bibliographisches Quellen-Lexikon der Musiker und Musikgelehrten
Christlicher Zeitrechnung bis Mitte des neunzehnten Jahrhunderts
Graz: Akademische Druck- u. Verlaganstalt, 1959

Number of People : 26,838


 1954

Lyons, James
Howard, John Tasker
Our American music : three hundred years of it
Third edition, revised and reset.
With supplementary chapters by James Lyons
New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1954, 841 p.

Number of People : 649

More Details : (1 Section)


 1953

Daniel, Oliver
America's First Troubadour.
Music Clubs Magazine 32/3 (January 1953): 8, 28.

Number of People : 1


 1953

Daniel, Oliver
America's First Troubadour
Music Clubs Magazine, 32/3, 1953, p. 8, 28

Number of People : 1


 1952

Garrett, Allen McCain
The Works of William Billings.
North Carolina. 1952. Ph.D. 177p.

Number of People : 1


 1950

Daniel, Oliver
Journeyman composers of New England
Musical America, 70/3, 1950, p. 110-11

Number of People : 1


 1950

Daniel, Oliver
Journeyman Composers of New England.
Musical America 70/3 (February 1950): 110-11, 222, 248.

Number of People : 3


 1941

Bio-bibliographical index of musicians in the United States of America since colonial times
Prepared by the District of Columbia Historical Records Survey Division of Community Service Programs Works project Administration
Washington, DC: 1941, 439 p.

Number of People : 10,576


 1941

Morin, Raymond
William Billings : Pioneer in American Music.
New England Quarterly 14/1 (March 1941): 25-33.

Number of People : 1


 1941

Morin, Raymond
William Billings : Pioneer in American music
New England Quarterly, 14, 1941, p. 25-33

Number of People : 1


 1940

Baker, Theodore
Baker's biographical dictionary of musicians
Fourth edition revised and enlarged
New York: G. Schirmer, 1940

Number of People : 6,835


 1940

Andreis, Josip
Zlatic, Slavko
MacDougall, Hamilton C.
Kunc, Karla (translator)
Early New England psalmody.
An historical appreciation 1620-1820
By Hamilton C. MacDougall, Doctor of Music, Brown University ...
Brattleboro: Stephen Daye Press, [c1940]

Number of People : 18


 1939

Gamet, Vera
Billings Best
Etude Music Magazine, 57, 1939, p. 777-78, 816

Number of People : 1


 1939

Lindstrom, Carl E.
William Billings and his times
Musical Quarterly, 25, 1939, p. 479-97

Number of People : 1


 1939

Lindstrom, Carl E.
William Billings and his times
Musical Quarterly 25/4 (October 1939): 479-97.

Number of People : 3


 1939

Gamet, Vera
Billings Best
Etude 57 (1939): 777-78, 816.

Number of People : 1


 1939

Lindstrom, Carl E.
William Billings and his times.
Musical Quarterly 25, 479-97.

Number of People : 1


 1937

Schmidl, Carlo
Dizionario universale dei musicisti
Milan: Sonzogno, 1937, 2V p.

Number of People : 11,317


 1936 Source: 6

Frank, Paul
Altmann, Wilhelm
Kurzgefasstes Tonkunstler Lexikon : fur Musiker und Freunde der Musik
Begrundet von Paul Frank
Neu bearbeitet und erganzt von Wilhelm Altmann
Regensburg: Gustave Bosse, 1936, 730 p.

Number of People : 17,230


 1935

Ellinwood, Leonard Webster
The history of American church music
New York: Morehouse-Gorham, 1935, 274 p.

Number of People : 122


 1928

Goldberg, Isaac
The First American Musician.
American Mercury 14/53 (May 1928): 67-75.

Number of People : 1


 1928

Goldberg, Isaac
The first American musician
American Mercury, 14, 1928, p. 67-75

Number of People : 1


 1925

Metcalf, Frank Johnson
American writers and compilers of sacred music
New York: Russell & Russell, 1925, 373 p.

Number of People : 89


 1920

Boyd, Charles N.
Pratt, Waldo Selden
Grove's dictionary of music and musicians. American supplement ...
Edited by Waldo S. Pratt. Associate editor: Charles N. Boyd.
New York: 1920

Number of People : 1,335


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