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MORTALITY (Read)

MORTALITY (Read)

Composer: Daniel Read (1785)
Published in 3 hymnals


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 composer 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 revi… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: MORTALITY (Read)
Composer: Daniel Read (1785)
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Incipit: 15176 54345 65432
Key: e minor
Copyright: Public Domain

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Instances

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Text

The Sacred Harp #50a

Include 2 pre-1979 instances
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