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SHERBURNE (Read)

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: SHERBURNE (Read)
Composer: Daniel Read
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Incipit: 53166 65615 31432
Key: A Major
Copyright: Public Domain

Texts

While shepherds watched their flocks

While shepherds watched their flocks by night,
all seated on the ground,
an angel of the Lord came down,
and glory shone around.

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Jesus hath suffered once for sin

To God our voices let us raise

Timeline

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #9447
Text: To God Our Voices Let Us Raise
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

Instances

Instances (1 - 3 of 3)

An American Christmas Harp #46

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #9447

The Sacred Harp #186

Include 4 pre-1979 instances
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