I. PUBLICATIONS OF WILLIAM BILLINGS
An Anthem. Psalm 47. For thanksgiving. [Boston, ca. 1786.] 2 l. Engraved throughout by John Norman. Nathan 6/iii; not in Evans; not on Microprint. Copy bound with Suffolk Harmony—MH.
An Anthem. Psalm 127[.] [Boston, ca. 1786.] 8 p. Engraved throughout by John Norman. Nathan 6/ii; not in Evans; not on Microprint. MWA copy bound with Suffolk Harmony reproduced on Microprint, Evans 19512.
An Anthem for Easter[.] [Boston, probably 1787.] 8 p. Engraved throughout by John Norman. Nathan 6/i, 13; not in Evans; incomplete MWA copy on Microprint of Suffolk Harmony, Evans 19512. Complete copy bound with Suffolk Harmony—DLC.
The Bird. [2nd title:] The Lark. [Boston, 1790]. 2 l. Engraved throughout. Nathan 6/iv, 13; Evans 22362; no copy on Microprint. Copy bound into undated issue of Psalm-Singer’s Amusement—MWA.
The Continental Harmony. Boston: Isaiah Thomas and Ebenezer T. Andrews, 1794. 199,  p., front. All except frontispiece typeset. Nathan 7; Evans 26673; MWA copy on Microprint. See also facsimile reprint, ed. by Hans Nathan (Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1961).
Music in Miniature. Boston: printed & sold by the author, 1779. 32 p. Engraved throughout by Benjamin Johnston. Nathan 4; Evans 16205; MWA copy on Microprint.
The New-England Psalm-Singer. Boston: printed by Edes and Gill, . Irregular pagination as follows: 10, , 8, , 9–22, 109,  p., front. P. 1–10, 9–22, [110–111] typeset. Frontispiece engraved by Paul Revere; music engraved [by Josiah Flagg?]. Nathan i; Evans 11572; MWA copy on Microprint.
Peace an Anthem. [Boston?, 1783?] 14 numbered 1. Engraved throughout. Nathan 8; not in Evans; no copy on Microprint. Copy in RPB.
The Psalm-Singer’s Amusement. Boston: the author, 1781. 103,  p. Engraved throughout by John Norman. Nathan 5a; Evans 17104; MWA copy on Microprint. See also facsimile reprint (New York: Da Capo Press, 1973).
———. [Greenwich, Mass.?, ca. 1804–26?] 2 p.l., 8, 8, 3–103,  p. P. 3–103,  printed from same plates as 1781 ed. Nathan 5b; not in Evans; no copy on Microprint. Copy in MWA.
The Singing Master’s Assistant. Boston: Draper and Folsom, 1778. 32, 104 p. P. 1–104 engraved by Benjamin Pierpont Jr. Nathan 3a; Evans 43416; DLC copy on Microprint.
———, [2nd ed.] Boston: Draper and Folsom, [1779–80]. 32, 104 p. P. 1–104 printed from same plates as 1778 ed. Nathan 3b; Evans 16206; no copy on Microprint. However, Evans 15744 reproduces on Microprint the MWA copy, wrongly calling it the first edition, 1778.
———, fourth edition. [Boston:] E. Russell, [1786–89]. 15, , 104 p. P. 1–104 printed from same plates as 1778 ed. Nathan 3e; not in Evans; no copy on Microprint. Copy in MWA.
The Suffolk Harmony. Boston: J. Norman, for the author, mdcclxxxvi . 1 p.l., 56 p. P. 1–56 engraved by John Norman. Nathan 6; Evans 19512; MWA copy, with added items at the end, on Microprint, 1 p.l., 56, 8, 6 p. [inc.].
Universal Praise: An Anthem, for Thanksgiving Day. [Boston: Thomas and Andrews, 1793]. 8 p. Typeset. Nathan 17; not in Evans; no copy on Microprint. Copy in Northboro, Mass., Historical Society.
2. ADDITIONAL SOURCES
These contain unpublished pieces attributed to Billings and pieces by Billings published by him in different versions.
[Clements Manuscript.] Undated manuscript, 26 p., bound at the end of Billings, Singing Master’s Assistant (Boston, 1778). MiU-C.
[Waterhouse Manuscript.] Manuscript copied by Susanna Heath, Brookline, Mass., dated July 1, 1782, 27 p. Owned by Mrs. Dorothy Waterhouse, Boston. Published in facsimile in Richard Crawford and David P. McKay, “Music in Manuscript: A Massachusetts Tune-book of 1782,” American Antiquarian Society, Proceedings, lxxxiv, April 1974.
b. Publications of Others
French, Jacob. Harmony of Harmony (Northampton, 1802). Plymouth New, attributed to W. Billings, p. 70. Nathan 20.
[Holden, Oliver.] Sacred Dirges . . . Commemorative of the Death of General George Washington (Boston, ). A Hymn, p. 19–20, unattributed, may be by Billings. Nathan 19.
Law, Andrew. Rudiments of Music, 2nd ed. ([Cheshire, Conn., 1787–88?]), NN copy. Hatfield, without attribution, on added p. 16. Nathan 5b.
Psalm-Singer’s Amusement ([Greenwich, Mass.?, ca. 1804–26?]). Hatfield, attributed to W. Billings, p. 5, 2nd group. Nathan 5b.
Village Harmony, 5th ed. (Exeter, 1800). Anthem for Easter, p. 170, contains a section Billings added to it in a 1795 publication, now unlocated (Evans 28301). Nathan 18.
note. References above to Nathan are to Hans Nathan, William Billings: Data and Documents (Detroit: Information Coordinators, 1976), p. 52–64, where numbers are assigned to each item. References to Evans are to Charles Evans, American Bibliography, 14 vols. (Chicago: Blakely Press; Worcester: American Antiquarian Society, 1903–59), which covers American imprints through 1800. Additions to Evans are covered in Clifford K. Shipton and James E. Mooney, National Index of American Imprints through 1800: The Short-Title Evans (Barre, Mass.: American Antiquarian Society and Barre Publishers, 1969). Shipton-Mooney, a checklist arranged alphabetically by author, is also an index to the Readex Microprint reproduction of the 49,000-odd items in the updated Evans, available under the title Early American Imprints. Each Evans number cited in the present edition is both a bibliographical reference and a reference to a copy reproduced in microform. Library location symbols are those used in the National Union Catalog.