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Early American Choral Music

William Billings (1746-1800) was one of the first important composers born in America. A leather tanner by trade who taught himself composition, Billings left behind some lovely, unique music that contains early indications of American musical independence. It often doesn't sound like European models. Today, Billings's music survives mostly in Southern shape-note singing, with its exciting raw tone and rhythmic vitality. But as Paul Hillier's selection demonstrates, Billings shouldn't just be characterized as musical folk artist. The "Funeral Anthem: Samuel the Priest" has harmonies so poignant that they remind us of Bach, and the brief "David's Lamentation" is a superb piece of musical characterization, heartbreakingly effective. Despite the ensemble's name, it's thoroughly American. The performances find a good middle ground between sounding too folksy and sounding too cultivated, and the group's diction is clear enough that we can do without the texts, which came with the original edition. This is a lovely disc, which will come to most listeners as a revelation. It's also an outstanding bargain. --Leslie Gerber

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  • UPC: 713746704827
Early American Choral Music - Early American Choral Music, Vol. 2: Anglo-American Psalmody 1550-1800
Early American Choral Music, Vol. 2: Anglo-American Psalmody

Early American Choral Music

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Early American Choral Music - New England Harmony: A Collection of Early American Choral Music
New England Harmony: A Collection of Early American Choral

Early American Choral Music

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Early American Choral Music - American Angels - Songs of Hope, Redemption, & Glory
American Angels - Songs of Hope, Redemption, &

Early American Choral Music

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  • UPC: 093046732622
Early American Choral Music - And Glory Shone Around: Early American Carols
And Glory Shone Around: Early American

Early American Choral Music

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  • UPC: 789577588424
Early American Choral Music - I Am The Rose Of Sharon - Early American Vocal Music, Volume 1 (New England Anthems & Southern Folk Hymns) (The Western Wind)
I Am The Rose Of Sharon - Early American Vocal Music, Volume 1 (New England Anthems & Southern Folk Hymns) (The Western

Early American Choral Music

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  • UPC: 751992177620
Early American Choral Music - Bach: Cantata Series Volume IV - Early Cantatas for Holy Week (BWV 4, 131, 182)
Bach: Cantata Series Volume IV - Early Cantatas for Holy Week (BWV 4, 131,

Early American Choral Music

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Early American Choral Music - Cathedral Classics
Cathedral Classics

Early American Choral Music

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Early American Choral Music - Fyre & Lightning: Consort Music of 1600
Fyre & Lightning: Consort Music of

Early American Choral Music

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