Edited by Karl Kroeger
Composer, singing master, and merchant, Daniel Read is today considered second in importance only to William Billings among early American psalmodists. If the number of contemporaneous reprints of his music gauges public acceptance, then Read stood as the most popular American psalmodist of his day. This edition centers on the ninety-five compositions that Read published between 1785 to 1810; it alsoincludes an appendix comprising pieces from the 1770s that were later published and pieces from a manuscript collection of the 1830s in which Read repudiated the style of his earlier works.
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Reviews of this Volume
Review of Collected Works, by Daniel Read. Edited by Karl Kroeger. Early Music Review 22 (July 1996): 22.
Schenbeck, Lawrence. "Historic American Choral Music in New Scholarly Editions." Choral Journal 41, no. 1 (2000): 57-59.
Wolf, Edward C. Review of Collected Works, by Daniel Read. Edited by Karl Kroeger. Notes 53, no. 4 (1997): 1328-1330.