Catalog of the Musical Works of William Billings
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Billings (1746-1800) was the most prominent native-born composer in the American colonial and federal eras, but his work fell from favor during the 19th century. His extant 338 choral compositions are listed alphabetically by title; the entries cite the first publication and reprints, the text used with it, and information about the music. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
William Billings (1746-1800) was the most important native-born composer of the American colonial and Federal eras. This catalog is a guide to his 338 choral compositions published in The Complete Works of William Billings (4 vols., 1977-1990). It provides information about Billings's music in the same manner as does Schmeider for Bach and Koechel for Mozart. Included are text sources, first lines, technical data on length, meter, key, and melody, manuscript and reprint sources.