Columbia: A Song, Written & Set to Music by Timothy Dwight, the Elder

TitleColumbia: A Song, Written & Set to Music by Timothy Dwight, the Elder
Year for Search1777
AuthorsDwight, Timothy D.D.(1752-1817)
Date Published[1777]/1940
PublisherPrinted at the Press of Timothy Dwight College in Yale University
Place PublishedNew Haven, CT
KeywordsMale author, US author
Annotation

The future of America as a eutopia of science, the arts, freedom, and power in the world.

Additional Publishers

Text from the American Museum, or Repository of Ancient and Modern Fugitive Pieces, &c. Prose and Poetical (Philadelphia) 1.6 (June 1787), 1: 484-85. Written in 1777 and apparently published in broadsides, one version of which is Columbia: An Ode. [Philadelphia, PA: Ptd. by John M’Culloch, 1794], which includes the music. The text and music can also be found in The American Musical Miscellany: A Collection of the Newest and Most Approved Songs, Set to Music (Northampton, MA: Ptd. by Andrew Dwight, 1798), 207-11, with the title simply as “Columbia” on 207 but as “Columbia, Columbia, to glory arise” in the Contents. Book rpt. (New York: Da Capo Press, 1972), 207-11.

Info Notes

Title Note

The cover reads Columbia: A Patriotic Song, Written & Set to Music by Timothy Dwight 1777.  

Alternative titles: Columbia: An Ode, “Columbia,” and “Columbia, Columbia, to glory arise.”

Holding Institutions

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Author Note

The author (1752-1817) was a Congregational minister in Greenfield Hill, CT from 1783 to 1795 and President of Yale College from 1795-1817.

Full Text

[1777] Dwight, Timothy (1752-1817). Columbia: A Song, Written & Set to Music by Timothy Dwight, the Elder. New Haven, CT: Printed at the Press of Timothy Dwight College in Yale University, 1940. The cover reads Columbia: A Patriotic Song, Written & Set to Music by Timothy Dwight 1777. 100 copies printed. Text from the American Museum, or Repository of Ancient and Modern Fugitive Pieces, &c. Prose and Poetical (Philadelphia) 1.6 (June 1787), 1: 484-85. Written in 1777 and apparently published in broadsides, one version of which is Columbia: An Ode. [Philadelphia, PA: Ptd. by John M’Culloch, 1794], which includes the music. The text and music can also be found in The American Musical Miscellany: A Collection of the Newest and Most Approved Songs, Set to Music (Northampton, MA: Ptd. by Andrew Dwight, 1798), 207-11, with the title simply as “Columbia” on 207 but as “Columbia, Columbia, to glory arise” in the Contents. Book rpt. (New York: Da Capo Press, 1972), 207-11. CtY

The future of America as a eutopia of science, the arts, freedom, and power in the world. The author was a Congregational minister in Greenfield Hill from 1783 to 1795 and President of Yale College from 1795-1817.