William Billings Tunes


On this page are tunes by William Billings in shaped note notation.  The tunes are from his 1778 "Singing Masters Assistant' and are those not available in the Sacred Harp, Norumbega Harmony, Missouri Harmony, Shenandoah Harmony or the websites listed below.  The typesetting was done using the software program Lilypond and templates for LilyPond available on Bostonsing.org.  Everyone is welcome to print and enjoy these shape note versions at singings.  If you find errors in the tunes, please leave a comment.
In addition to the tunes on this page, the following websites have more tunes by William BIllings in shaped note notation.
http://www.hosorembo.com/sing_William_Billings_in_Los_Angeles.html
http://mnharmony.com/billings.html   
  
William Billings tunes from "The Singing Master's Assistant, 1778"

America
An Anthem from Sundry Scriptures
Ashham
Baltimore
Benevolence
Bolton
Brunswick                
Marblehead                    
Cambridge
Chocksett