Edited by Nym Cooke
Hat-maker and composer Timothy Swan (1758-1842) is an important figure in the early development of musical composition in America. Although his output was modest, he was arguably the most stylistically original composer working in the eighteenth-century New England singing school tradition. This comprehensive edition, based on a study of prints, manuscripts, sketches, and drafts, affords an unparalleled view of an eighteenth-century psalmodist at work. It also gives performers access to the music of one of America's first composers.
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