Brewer, Charles E.

Dr. Charles Brewer is Professor of Musicology at Florida State University College of Music. He obtained his Ph.D. from the City University of New York. Specializing in medieval and baroque music, Dr. Brewer’s research has appeared in many publications. He is a member of the American Musicological Society, the Society for Seventeenth-century Music, the International Schütz Society, the Society for American Music, and the Society of Early Americanists.

William Billings, An Early American Composer of Music and His Seditious Song Chester. The Cultural Significance of Tune Names During the American Revolution.
2017 1-4955-0579-0
William Billing's Chester is perhaps his best known composition, though the choice of name is atypical of his usual naming practice, since the name Chester occurs rarely in sources from Colonial New England, and the significance of his significance of his evocative text that has not been examined in detail.