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William Billings and the Colonial Music "Patent"

SC001.1973.063.232.002 (RS12837)

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Collection Name
Old-Time New England
Collection Code
SC001
Dates
1973
Date Notes
Volume 63, Number 232 (Spring, 1973)
Abstract
William Billings, considered by some to be the most gifted composer of his day, was plagued by one problem that vexed him throughout his early career. Billings sought but failed to obtain from the state protection by the state prohibiting anyone else from profiting from his music. This is the story of his pioneering efforts in the field of music copyright.
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Collection Type
Serials
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
Article ID: 208
GUSN
169827
Reference Code
SC001.1973.063.232.002

Record details

Originator
David P. McKay (Author)
Publisher
Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities
Publisher Series
Old Time New England
Place of Publication
Boston, Mass.
Publications Referencing This Collection
(1973). Old Time New England. Boston, Mass.: Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities.

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