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DA770 B598n oblong
A Canon of 6 in One with a Ground, the Words by ye Revd. Dr: Byles; Set to Music by Mr. Billings
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[Edes and Gill]
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Seven men sit around a table singing from music books placed in front of them.
Billings, William, 1746-1800
The New-England Psalm Singer or, American chorister ...
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Printed by Edes and Gill. And to be Sold by them at their Printing-Office ...
This hymn book was the first collection of music published by an American-born composer. Billings even delayed publication of the book for a year until he could obtain American-made paper to print it on.
Brigham, C.S. Paul Revere's engravings, p. 65-70
Acquired in 1944.
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©John Carter Brown Library, Box 1894, Brown University, Providence, R.I. 02912
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