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76 The National Music of America.
Read, Timothy Swan, and Jacob French also deserve mention.
Oliver Holden has a little stronger claim upon our attention, for he composed " Coro­nation," which serves to perpetuate his name. He was a carpenter by trade, a resident of Charlestown, Mass. He left his saws and planes to become a music teacher. He published and edited five volumes of music. He was among the first to use music type in Boston. We give a reproduction of " Coro­nation " the way it appeared in its first edition,1 which may also serve to show the style of musical typography in its earliest New England stages.
We have now reached the time when music had a local habitation and a name in Massachusetts and throughout New England. Music teachers had settled in Boston. The
1 From the " Union Harmony, or Universal Collection of Sacred Music: printed Typographically, at Boston, by Isaiah Thomas and Ebenezer T. Andrews, 1793."
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