DANBURY

DANBURY

Composer: Read
Published in 1 hymnal


Composer: Read

Daniel Read; b. 1757, Rehoboth, Mass.; d. 1837, New Haven, Conn.An American composer and a primary figure in early American classical music. He was one of the “Yankee Tunesmiths” (1st New England School of Music) when classical music was popular in Europe. Read was a private in Massachusetts militia and later a comb maker and owner of a general store in New Haven, CN. He was only the 3rd composure in the U. S. to put out a collection of his own music. His work, “The American Singing Book” went through 5 editions, making him the most popular composer in the nation. Others often plagarized his tunes in those days. Tunebook sales supplemented his general store income, including “The Columbian Harmonist” (3 volumnes) with 3 rev… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: DANBURY
Composer: Read
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Copyright: Public Domain

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The American Vocalist #91

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