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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List of choral works
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- Swan, Timothy, Compiler. 1801. New England Harmony. Northampton, Massachusetts. 110 pp.
- Bayley, Daniel. 1785. The Essex Harmony, or Musical Miscellany. Newburyport: The Author and Son. 40 pp.
- Benham, Asahel. 1790. Federal Harmony. New Haven: A. Morse. 36 pp.
- Benjamin, Jonathan. 1799. Harmonia Cœlestis. Northampton: Andrew Wright. 79 pp.
- Brownson, Oliver. 1785. Select Harmony. [Hartford, Connecticut?] 84 pp.
- Brownson, Oliver. 1797. A New Collection of Sacred Harmony. [Hartford, Connecticut?] 56 pp.
- Cooke, Nym, Editor. 1997. Timothy Swan: Psalmody and secular songs. Madison, Wisconsin: American Musicological Society and A-R Editions.
- Ely, Alexander. 1792. The Baltimore Collection of Church Music. Baltimore: John Hagerty. 48 pp.
- Little, William, and William Smith. 1801. The Easy Instructor, or A New Method of Teaching Sacred Harmony. [Philadelphia] . 105 pp.
- Steel, David Warren, and Richard H. Hulan. 2010. The Makers of the Sacred Harp. Urbana, Illinois: University of Illinois Press. 322 pp.
- Stickney, John. 1783. The Gentleman and Lady’s Musical Companion. Newburyport: Daniel Bayley. 160 pp.