William Billings

William Billings (October 7, 1746 – September 26, 1800) is regarded as the first American choral composer and leading member of the First New England School.

Birth and Death Data: Born October 7, 1746 (Boston), Died September 26, 1800 (Boston)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1922

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

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= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-037835 10-in. 6/30/1939 Chester Boston Pops Orchestra ; Arthur Fiedler ; Jesús María Sanromá Orchestra and piano composer  
Brunswick 8365-8366 10-in. approximately June 1922 Easter anthem The Original Sacred Harp Choir Mixed vocal chorus composer  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Billings, William," accessed March 1, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/304406.

Billings, William. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 1, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/304406.

"Billings, William." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 1 March 2024.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/304406

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