History Matters Series - The Transformation of Congregational Sacred Song, 1770-1830: From William Billings to Lowell Mason

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Performers: Norumbega Harmony
illustration of a piper from the title page of "The Psalm Singer's Amusement" (1781) by William BIllings

Join choral ensemble Norumbega Harmony for a noontime concert exploring the musical and cultural transformation of Congregational sacred music from the Revolutionary Era's stark psalm tunes and lively fuging tunes, pioneered by William Billings of Boston (1746-1800), to the European Romantic melodies and harmonies of the city's great music educator and church composer Lowell Mason (1792-1872).

Wednesday, May 10th
12:00 - 1:00 pm

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Learn more about Norumbega Harmony on their website.

illustration of a piper from the title page of The Psalm Singer's Amusement (1781) by William BIllings

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