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Composer: Daniel Read
Published in 9 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

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: WINTER (Read)
Composer: Daniel Read
Incipit: 15565 15316 54321
Key: D Major
Copyright: Public Domain



Harmonizations, Introductions, Descants, Intonations

  • Introductions, Harmonizations, Accompaniments, Interpretations Volume 3: Settings by Jeffrey Blersch
    Composer/Editor Jeffrey N. Blersch
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (2006) pp. 38
  • As Though the Whole Creation Cried: Fifty Hymn Harmonizations for Organ
    Composer/Editor Michael A. Burkhardt
    Published By: MorningStar Music Publishers, Inc. (2001) pp. 77
  • Hymnal Supplement 98: Vocal Descant Edition
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (1999) pp. 822


Instances (1 - 2 of 2)

The Cyber Hymnal #8310


The Sacred Harp #38a

Include 7 pre-1979 instances
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