1746–1800
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Oc­to­ber 7, 1746, Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

Se­ptem­ber 26, 1800, Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

Cen­tral Bur­y­ing Ground, Bos­ton Com­mon, Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

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Billings was one of the first major Amer­i­can composers. A tanner by trade, he used to mark down the music he composed on the backs of hides on which he was working. His works in­clude:

  1. Let Tyrants Shake Their Iron Rods
  1. Boston
  2. Chester
  3. Majesty
  4. Union