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Oliver Brownson was an American composer, who lived in Connecticut for much of his life. In 1775 he married Sarah Merrels, and they had at least one child. Oliver Brownson was a singing master in Connecticut during the last two to three decades of the 18th Century.
 
Oliver Brownson was an American composer, who lived in Connecticut for much of his life. In 1775 he married Sarah Merrels, and they had at least one child. Oliver Brownson was a singing master in Connecticut during the last two to three decades of the 18th Century.
 
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==List of choral works==
 
==List of choral works==
 
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*[[Westfield (1797) (Oliver Brownson)|Awake, my soul, to sound his praise]]
 
*[[Westfield (1797) (Oliver Brownson)|Awake, my soul, to sound his praise]]
 
*[[Jubilee (Oliver Brownson)|Blow ye the trumpet, blow]]
 
*[[Jubilee (Oliver Brownson)|Blow ye the trumpet, blow]]
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*[[Ninety-Fifth (Oliver Brownson)|Come, let our voices join to raise]]
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*[[Sutton (Oliver Brownson)|Come sound his praise abroad]]
 
*[[Invitation (Oliver Brownson)|Come, ye sinners, poor and wretched]]
 
*[[Invitation (Oliver Brownson)|Come, ye sinners, poor and wretched]]
 
*[[Windham (Oliver Brownson)|Death! 'Tis a melancholy day]]
 
*[[Windham (Oliver Brownson)|Death! 'Tis a melancholy day]]
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*[[Colchester (Oliver Brownson)|Great God, the heav'ns well-ordered frame]]
 
*[[Colchester (Oliver Brownson)|Great God, the heav'ns well-ordered frame]]
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*[[Sunday (Oliver Brownson)|Hail that happy morn, so glorious]]
 
*[[Victory (Oliver Brownson)|Hosanna to the Prince of light]]
 
*[[Victory (Oliver Brownson)|Hosanna to the Prince of light]]
 
*[[Dresden (Oliver Brownson)|How pleasant 'tis to see]]
 
*[[Dresden (Oliver Brownson)|How pleasant 'tis to see]]
 
*[[Bolton (Oliver Brownson)|I'll praise my Maker with my breath]]
 
*[[Bolton (Oliver Brownson)|I'll praise my Maker with my breath]]
 
*[[Westfield (Oliver Brownson)|Mine eyes and my desire]]
 
*[[Westfield (Oliver Brownson)|Mine eyes and my desire]]
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*[[Trumpet (Oliver Brownson)|My flesh shall slumber in the ground]]
 
*[[Bedford (Oliver Brownson)|My never-ceasing songs shall show]]
 
*[[Bedford (Oliver Brownson)|My never-ceasing songs shall show]]
 
*[[Sharon (Oliver Brownson)|My Savior and my King]]
 
*[[Sharon (Oliver Brownson)|My Savior and my King]]
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*[[Bancroft (Oliver Brownson)|Of justice and of grace I sing]]
 
*[[Bancroft (Oliver Brownson)|Of justice and of grace I sing]]
 
*[[Newport (Oliver Brownson)|O God, to whom revenge belongs]]
 
*[[Newport (Oliver Brownson)|O God, to whom revenge belongs]]
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*[[Stafford (Oliver Brownson)|Return, O God of love, return]]
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*[[Brownson (Oliver Brownson)|Teach me the measure of my days]]
 
*[[Buckland (Oliver Brownson)|The Eternal speaks, all heaven attends]]
 
*[[Buckland (Oliver Brownson)|The Eternal speaks, all heaven attends]]
 
*[[York (Oliver Brownson)|The God of glory sends his summons forth]]
 
*[[York (Oliver Brownson)|The God of glory sends his summons forth]]

Latest revision as of 04:12, 24 February 2020

Life

Born: 13 May 1746 in Bolton, Tolland County, Connecticut

Died: 20 Oct 1815 in Smithfield, New York

Biography

Oliver Brownson was an American composer, who lived in Connecticut for much of his life. In 1775 he married Sarah Merrels, and they had at least one child. Oliver Brownson was a singing master in Connecticut during the last two to three decades of the 18th Century.

View the Wikipedia article on Oliver Brownson.

List of choral works

LISTED BY TITLE

Psalm-Tunes

LISTED BY FIRST LINE

 
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Publications

  • Brownson, Oliver. 1783. Select Harmony, Containing the Necessary Rules of Psalmody, Together With a Collection of Approved Psalm Tunes, Hymns and Anthems. Hartford, Connecticut. 100 pp. Further editions in 1784, 1785, and 1790.
  • Brownson, Oliver. 1797. A New Collection of Sacred Harmony. Simsbury, Connecticut. 56 pp.

References

  • Kroeger, Karl, Editor. 1997. Three Connecticut Composers: Oliver Brownson, Alexander Gillet, and Solomon Chandler: The Collected Works. Garland Publishing, reprinted 2013 by Routledge, New York. 184 pp.
  • Steel, David Warren; Richard H. Hulan. 2010. The makers of the Sacred Harp. Urbana, Illinois: University of Illinois Press. 321 pp.

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