Happy Birthday America

In honor of the 4th of July I'm re-posting my 4th of July post from 2009.   Chester by William Billings became a  popular anthem during the American Revolution. Chester and Yankee Doodle were probably the most popular songs during the American Revolution.   Billings was an American composer born in Boston in 1746. He … Continue reading Happy Birthday America

Chester: An Early American Anthem

Chester by William Billings became a  popular anthem during the American Revolution. Chester and Yankee Doodle were probably the most popular songs during the American Revolution.   Billings was an American composer born in Boston in 1746. He is considered one of the foremost early American composers. Billings also penned David's Lamination, a song that … Continue reading Chester: An Early American Anthem