The Republican Harmony (Nathaniel Billings)

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Title: The Republican Harmony

Full title: The Republican Harmony, containing the rudiments of music, in a concise manner; together with a collection of sacred music both ancient and modern: some of the latter are original. Designed for the use of singing schools and worshipping societies.

Editor – Compiler – Composer: Nathaniel Billings

Publication date and place: 1795 printed by Silvester Tiffany in Lansingburgh, New York.

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References

  • Kroeger, Karl, and Joan R. Callahan. 2003. The "Other" Billings: The Life and Music of Nathaniel Billings (1768-1853), an Early American Composer. Notes 60(2):377-392.
  • Link, Eugene P. 1970. The Republican Harmony (1795) of Nathaniel Billings. Journal of Research in Music Education 18(4):414-419.

List of works

(New works in this book are linked)
  • 1. Acton (Abraham Wood) – Plain tune
  • 2. Amanda (Justin Morgan) – Extended tune
  • 3. Amity (Daniel Read) – Fuging-tune
  • 4. Andover (Joseph Strong) – Extended tune
  • 5. Attention (Jacob French) – Fuging-tune
  • 6. Bangor (William Tansur) – Plain tune
  • 7. Blessing of the Spring (Nathaniel Billings) – Fuging-tune
  • 8. Boylston (Nathaniel Billings) – Fuging-tune
  • 9. Braintree (Bruce) – Fuging-tune
  • 10. Byford (Oliver Brownson) – Plain tune
  • 11. Canton (Timothy Swan) – Fuging-tune
  • 12. Castle (Jacob French) – Fuging-tune
  • 13. Christmas Hymn (Anonymous) – Extended tune
  • 14. Civil Amusement (Amariah Hall) – Fuging-tune
  • 15. Conquest (William Billings) – Extended tune
  • 16. Conviction (Nathaniel Billings) – Fuging-tune
  • 17. Cooperstown (Nathaniel Billings) – Fuging-tune
  • 18. Fairfield (Giovanni Bononcini) – Extended tune

Works at CPDL

Title Composer No. Genre Subgenre Year Lyricist First Line Meter Vo. Voices
Fly Crick Nathaniel Billings 20 Sacred 1795 Joseph Addison When all thy mercies, O my God 86. 86 (C.M.) 4 SATB
Oak's Creek Nathaniel Billings 34 Sacred Psalm-tunes 1795 Isaac Watts Bless, O my soul, the living God 88. 88 (L.M.) 4 SATB
Otsego Nathaniel Billings 36 Sacred Set pieces 1795 Farnsworth Behold God's works in various ways 88. 88 (L.M.) 4 SATB
Sanbornton Anonymous 43 Sacred 1793 Isaac Watts Now in the heat of youthful blood 88. 88 (L.M.) 4 SATB