Composer: Daniel 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

Composer: Daniel Read (1785)
Incipit: 13455 32113 23543
Key: d minor
Copyright: Public Domain


Harmonizations, Introductions, Descants, Intonations

  • Hymn Harmonizations Set 5
    Composer/Editor Edmund Shay
    Published By: MorningStar Music Publishers, Inc. (2007) pp. LL
  • Hymn Descants Set 2: With C and B flat Instrument Parts
    Composer/Editor Stanley Drummond Wolff
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (1990) pp. 46
  • Basic Hymn Accompaniments Volume II: Lent - Easter - Pentecost
    Composer/Editor Thomas R. Pearce
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (1988) pp. 53
  • Hymn Preludes and Free Accompaniments 4
    Composer/Editor Austin Cole Lovelace
    Published By: Augsburg Publishing House (1978) pp. LL

Organ Solo

  • Hymn Prelude Library Volume Twelve Tunes WXYZ: Lutheran Service Book
    Composer/Editors Kevin J. Hildebrand; Tim Shewmaker
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (2017) pp. 86
  • Four Preludes for Lent
    Composer/Editor Bernard Wayne Sanders
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (2009) pp. 4
  • Easy Hymn Preludes for Organ Volume 1: Musica Sacra
    Composer/Editor Carl Flentge Schalk
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (2002) pp. 54
  • The Organist's Companion Volume 19 Number 6 September 1997 General, All Saints, Reformation, Thanksgiving: A Bi-monthly Journal of Quality Organ Music for the Practical Church Musician
    Composer/Editors Wayne Leupold; Don Freudenberg
    Published By: Wayne Leupold Editions, Inc. (1997) pp. 26
  • 6 Preludes for the Time of Easter: Easy Arrangements for the Amateur Organist
    Composer/Editor Richard F. Boursy
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (1992) pp. 12
  • The Concordia Hymn Prelude Series Volume 42: General: Were - Z
    Composer/Editors Richard Hillert; Carl Flentge Schalk
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (1986) pp. 22
  • The Concordia Hymn Prelude Series Volume 9: Lent: Q - Z
    Composer/Editor Herbert Gotsch
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (1982) pp. 42


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