Twotraditions1 - Two Traditions, part 1 William Billings :...

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Two Traditions, part 1 William Billings : was a singing master and a composer •1770: published The New-England Psalm-Singer , first publication in colonies to contain music all by one composer was a popular singing master as well •was “an ardent patriot” who supported the Revolution: •“Chester,” a hymn with blatant revolutionary message did not believe it was necessary to compose according to the rules of European composition • fuging tunes” were very popular (a piece “that begins like a hymn and ends like a round”). •“Sherburne” by Daniel Read is an example of a fuging tune. Fiddle and Dance Tunes . Early instrumental music was a part of the Anglo-Celtic tradition. Michael Wiggelsworth, a tutor at Harvard, wrote in his diary on June 25, 1653, that he had a student who was spending time “with ill company playing music, though I had solemnly warned him yesterday of letting his spirit go after pleasure.” This was probably fiddle music – we have many mentions of
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This note was uploaded on 01/04/2010 for the course MUSL MUSL 147 taught by Professor Lovensheimer during the Fall '08 term at Vanderbilt.

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Twotraditions1 - Two Traditions, part 1 William Billings :...

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