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1 Yankee Doodle

2 About the Song Brought to America from the British during the French and Indian War ( ) Brought to America from the British during the French and Indian War ( ) 20 years later the colonial soldiers adopted it. 20 years later the colonial soldiers adopted it. Verses were made to make fun of the American soldiers’ clothing during the French and Indian War. Verses were made to make fun of the American soldiers’ clothing during the French and Indian War. Was a national ballad during the Revolutionary War to rally troops Was a national ballad during the Revolutionary War to rally troops

3 What about macaroni? Oliver Cromwell rode his horse he wore an Italian-style hat crowned with a long feather know as a “macaroni”. His enemies made up a mocking rhyme “stuck a feather in his cap and called it macaroni”. Oliver Cromwell rode his horse he wore an Italian-style hat crowned with a long feather know as a “macaroni”. His enemies made up a mocking rhyme “stuck a feather in his cap and called it macaroni”.

4 The Liberty Song 1768

5 About the Song Colonial song of defiance Colonial song of defiance Referred to as the “first American patriotic song” Referred to as the “first American patriotic song” Written by John Dickinson Written by John Dickinson  Philadelphian lawyer/ farmer Original title was The Liberty Song—In Freedom We’re Born” Original title was The Liberty Song—In Freedom We’re Born” The song’s inspiration was from the “Circular Letter” in February 1768 which imposed duties and taxes upon the colonists The song’s inspiration was from the “Circular Letter” in February 1768 which imposed duties and taxes upon the colonists

6 William Billings

7 The Basics Born October 7, 1746 in Boston, Mass. Born October 7, 1746 in Boston, Mass. Died September 26, 1800 in Boston, Mass. Died September 26, 1800 in Boston, Mass. Was a tanner Was a tanner Born with one “withered” arm, legs of uneven length, and one working eye Born with one “withered” arm, legs of uneven length, and one working eye

8 Known For… Formed the first singing class Formed the first singing class  The Father of the Singing School Organized the first American church choir Organized the first American church choir

9 The New England Psalm-Singer First collection of music entirely by an American Began the tradition of American choral singing Delayed publication until he could print it on paper made in the colonies Included the famous song Chester

10 Andrew Law

11 About the Man Born in Milford, Conn. Born in Milford, Conn. Offered instruction in the violin and flute Offered instruction in the violin and flute Directed a singing school Directed a singing school Leader in the “good music” crusade of the late 18 th century Leader in the “good music” crusade of the late 18 th century Teaching books important in early American Music Education Teaching books important in early American Music Education

12 Music Collection of Best Tunes and Anthems Collection of Best Tunes and Anthems Select Harmony tune book Select Harmony tune book  One of the most popular American tune books of its day


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