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Timothy Swan

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Born: 23 July 1758, Worcester, Massachusetts

Died: 23 July 1842, Northfield, Massachusetts

Biography: Timothy Swan was an American hatter, merchant, poet, and composer of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. During the American Revolution, he was a fifer. He contributed psalm-tunes to compilations from 1783, and published his own New England Harmony in 1801.

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    • New England Harmony, Northampton, MA: 1801

    External links


    • Cooke, Nym, Editor. 1997. Timothy Swan: Psalmody and secular songs. Madison, Wisconsin: American Musicological Society and A-R Editions.
    • Steel, David Warren, and Richard H. Hulan. 2010. The Makers of the Sacred Harp. Urbana, Illinois: University of Illinois Press. 322 pp.