William Walker

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Born: 1809-1875
Nationality: American
Best Known For: compiling Southern Harmony- book of shape-note tunes, which is notable for its pre-Civil War popularity and for being the first book to include the hymn Amazing Grace set to the tune New Britian, which is still used today
Notable Compositions: Southern Harmony, New Haven 1835; The Christian Harmony, Philadelphia 1867
Assignments: composer; tunebook compiler
Curious Facts: The Christian Harmony is still used to this day
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