Lewis Edson

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Lewis Edson (22 January 1748 – 1820 in Woodstock, New York)[1] was one of the first American composers.[2] He began working as blacksmith, but soon after became a singing master and was a notable singer in his day. His most popular compositions were Bridgewater, Lenox and Green Field and were published in 1782 in the "Choristers Companion"

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Volume 3. Three New York Composers: The Collected Works of Lewis Edson, Lewis Edson, Jr., and Nathaniel Billings, edited by Karl Kroeger. ISBN 0-8153-2170-8


  1. ^ http://www.amaranthpublishing.com/billings.htm Amaranth Publishing
  2. ^ http://www.voxnovus.com/resources/American_Composer_Timeline.htm American Composer Timeline
  3. ^ http://www.hymnary.org/hymn/CCEH/561 Lenox at Hymnary.org
  4. ^ http://www.hymnary.org/hymn/CCEH/759 – choral hymn

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