Timothy Olmstead (1759–1848) was a Connecticut psalmodistand one of the first American composers. He was also a Connecticut fifer during the American Revolutionary war.
Collected Works of Eliakim Doolittle (1772-1850) and Timothy Olmstead (1759-1848): Music of the New American Nation Sacred Music from 1780 to 1820 Published: 1999, Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc - ISBN 0815324111
This article is about music-related events in 1873.
A Hardanger fiddle is a traditional stringed instrument used originally to play the music of Norway. In modern designs, this type of fiddle is very similar to the violin, though with eight or nine strings and thinner wood. Four of the strings are strung and played like a violin, while the rest, aptly named understrings or sympathetic strings, resonate under the influence of the other four.
Jerrold Lewis"Jerry"Bock was an American musical theater composer. He received the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama with Sheldon Harnick for their 1959 musical Fiorello! and the Tony Award for Best Composer and Lyricist for the 1964 musical Fiddler on the Roof with Sheldon Harnick.
Amos Doolittle was an American engraver and silversmith, known as "The Revere of Connecticut." His engravings included portraits and maps, made in his New Haven, Connecticut studio. He became famous for his four engravings depicting the Battles of Lexington and Concord, which were based on his first-hand reconnaissance of the battlefield.
Nahum Mitchell was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.
Amos Bull was one of the first American composers. In 1795 he authored The Responsary, a book of hymns that was used in New England churches at the time.
Elias Mann, was one of the first American composers. He was one of the men responsible for founding the Massachusetts Musical Society
Abraham Wood was one of the first American composers.
John Christopher Moller was one of the first American composers, as well as one of the first music publishers in the United States.
Timothy Swan (1758–1842) was a Yankee tunesmith and hatmaker born in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA. The son of goldsmith William Swan, Swan lived in small towns along the Connecticut River in Connecticut and Massachusetts for most of his life. Swan's compositional output consisted mostly of psalm and hymn settings, referred to as psalmody. These tunes and settings were produced for choirs and singing schools located in Congregationalist communities of New England. Swan is unique as an early American composer in that he composed secular vocal duets and songs in addition to sacred tunebook music. The tunebook, New England Harmony is a collection of his sacred music compositions, while The Songster's Assistant is a collection of his secular music. Swan was also a poet and teacher of singing.
Ishmael (Ishmail) Spicer (1760–1832) was a publisher in Baltimore, a teacher, and one of the first American composers.
Jacob Kimball Jr. born on February 15, 1761 and died in Topsfield, Massachusetts July 24, 1826 was one of the first American composers. He played fife and drum in the American Revolutionary War and participated in Battle of Lexington and Bunker Hill.
Ebenezer Child was born in Union, Connecticut, and died in Brandon, Vermont.
Jonathan Huntington was born in Windham, Connecticut February 9, 1771 and died in St. Louis, Missouri July 29, 1838. He was a tenor and one of the first American composers.
Job Plimpton born on February 27, 1784 and died in 1864, was one of the first American Composers and an organ builder.
Events from the year 1848 in the United States.
"Haste to the Wedding" is a jig tune in the English, Scottish and Irish musical traditions. The tune originated during the 18th century, although its original composer is not certain. Written in the standard 8-bar AABB format of Gaelic music, it is traditionally performed on the fiddle, but is a simple tune which can be performed on a variety of instruments, and is frequently adapted for session music. The tune has also been used as the basis for songs, and as musical accompaniment for ceili dances of the same name.
Four Towns is an unincorporated community in Oakland County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The community is located at the junction of Commerce, Waterford, West Bloomfield, and White Lake township. As an unincorporated community, Four Towns has no legally defined area or population statistics of its own, and it uses the Waterford 48328 ZIP Code.
Eliakim Doolittle was an American composer, schoolteacher, and singing teacher, the younger brother of Amos Doolittle, first cousin of composers Reuben Munson and Amos Munson, and uncle of senator James R. Doolittle. His most well-known composition was the hymn tune "Exhortation", a fuging tune that was first printed in The Musical Harmonist and later included in The Sacred Harp.
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