Billings, William, 1746-1800

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William Billings was a ship captain.

From the guide to the Journals of the Ship Apollo, 1789-1791, 1789-1791, (American Philosophical Society)

Originally composed for chorus. "I am the rose of Sharon" and "Lamentation over Boston" are from Billings' "The Singing-Master's Assistant," published by Edes & Gill, Boston, 1778. "The Lord is risen" is from Billings' "The Suffolk Harmony," published Boston, 1786. Arranged 1976. First performance Free Library of Philadelphia, 17 November 1976, Fleisher Ensemble, Romulus Franceschini conductor.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Billings set : three anthems of William Billings arranged for wind octet / by Romulus Franceschini. [19--?] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 50950688

Robert Russell Bennett was an American composer, orchestrator and conductor.

From the guide to the Robert Russell Bennett papers, 1911-1981, (Music Library)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Schuman, William, 1910-1992. New England triptych : three pieces for orchestra after William Billings / William Schuman. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
creatorOf Cage, John. [Models used for composing Hymns and variations / John Cage]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Billings, William, 1746-1800. [Tunebook]. Library of Congress
creatorOf Finney, Ross Lee, 1906-1997. Variations, fugueing, and rondo : for full orchestra / by Ross Lee Finney. Library of Congress
creatorOf Luening, Otto, 1900-1996. Prelude to a hymn tune by Wm. Billings / by Otto Luening. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Bales, Richard, 1915-1998. Three songs of early America : [transcribed] for small orchestra / by Richard Bales. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
referencedIn Goldberg, Isaac, 1887-1938. Isaac Goldberg papers, 1919-1938. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Bennet, Orpha O. Music book, [ca. 1817]. Winterthur Library
creatorOf Billings, William, 1746-1800. Billings set : three anthems of William Billings arranged for wind octet / by Romulus Franceschini. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
referencedIn Isaac Goldberg papers, 1919-1938 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Heath, Susanna, 1758-1787. Music and poetry book, 1782-1783. American Antiquarian Society
creatorOf Demi. Majesty : variation of a hymn by William Billings / Frederick Demi. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cage, John. Hymn : subtraction from Old north by Wm. Billings / [John Cage]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Robert Russell Bennett papers, 1911-1981 Music Library
creatorOf Billings, William, 1746-1800. William Billings manuscript music, ca. 1790. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf Cage, John. [Worksheets for Hymn and variations / John Cage]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Various. Early Music Collection, circa 1700-1899. Peabody Essex Museum
creatorOf Billings, William, 1746-1800. Collection of old hymns. No t.p. manuscript Harvard Musical Association
referencedIn National Orchestral Association collection of rehearsal and concert recordings [sound recording], 1938-1968 The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
creatorOf Ward, R. D. [Two Revolutionary hymns]. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
referencedIn American Musicological Society. Records, 1934-1992. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Journals of the Ship Apollo, 1789-1791, 1789-1791 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Cage, John. [Sketches for Hymn and variations / John Cage]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Ross Lee Finney collection : sound and video recordings, 1938-1986 The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
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associatedWith Adler, Larry person
associatedWith American Musicological Society. corporateBody
associatedWith Apollo (Ship). corporateBody
associatedWith Bales, Richard, 1915-1998. person
associatedWith Bennet, Orpha O. person
associatedWith Bennett, Louis J. person
associatedWith Bennett, Robert Russell, 1894-1981 person
associatedWith Busch, Carl, 1862-1943 person
associatedWith Cage, John. person
associatedWith Cage, John. person
associatedWith Cage, John. person
associatedWith Cage, John. person
associatedWith Chaucer, Geoffrey, -1400 person
associatedWith Cherubini, Luigi, 1760-1842 person
associatedWith Demi. person
associatedWith Finney, Ross Lee, 1906-1997. person
associatedWith Foster, Stephen Collins, 1826-1864 person
associatedWith Franceschini, Romulus. person
associatedWith Gershwin, George, 1898-1937 person
associatedWith Gibson, David, 1928-2004 person
associatedWith Goldberg, Isaac, 1887-1938. person
associatedWith Heath, Susanna, 1758-1787. person
associatedWith Kern, Jerome, 1885-1945 person
associatedWith Luening, Otto, 1900-1996. person
associatedWith Marcello, Benedetto, 1686-1739 person
associatedWith National Orchestral Association (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Phillips, Harvey, 1929-2010 person
associatedWith Raksin, David person
associatedWith Reiner, Fritz, 1888-1963 person
associatedWith Rodgers, Richard, 1902-1979 person
associatedWith Salzedo, Carlos, 1885-1961 person
associatedWith Schuman, William, 1910-1992. person
associatedWith Schwartz, Arthur, 1900-1984 person
associatedWith Teasdale, Sara, 1884-1933 person
associatedWith Various. family
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New England
Subject
Meteorology--Observations
Music--18th century
Trade
Wind octets (Bass clarinet, bassoon, clarinet, euphonium, flute, horn, oboe, trumpet), Arranged--Scores and parts
International travel
Hymns--Manuscripts
Voyages and travels
Songs
Composers
Business and Skilled Trades
Anthems
Music--Manuscripts
Music history
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Collector
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Birth 1746-10-07

Death 1800-09-26

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