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