Born: ca. 1790
Died: ca. 1850
Biography William Moore was a composer and tunebook compiler. He was living in Wilson County, Tennessee, in 1825, when he compiled Columbian Harmony. He contributed tunes to Wyeth's Repository in 1810, and is cited as composer or arranger of several tunes in William Walker's Southern Harmony, 1835. Dates of birth and death unknown, in part because of common name (Music 1985).
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- Moore, William. 1825. Columbian harmony: or a choice collection of psalm tunes, hymns, and anthems … selected from the most eminent authors in America. Cincinnati, Ohio: Morgan, Lodge, and Fisher. 200 pp.
- Music, David W. 1985. William Moore's Columbian Harmony. The Hymn 36:18-19.
- Steel, David Warren, and Richard H. Hulan. 2010. The Makers of the Sacred Harp. Urbana, Illinois: University of Illinois Press. 322 pp.
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Works attributed to William Moore
|1825||144||Amanda||a||Jesus, my all, to heaven is gone||3||By P. A. Axton and William Moore¹|
|1825||148||Bethlehem||a||All glory to God in the skies||3||By William Moore¹|
|1825||56||The Boin Water||e||My brethren all, on you I call||3||By William Moore¹|
|1825||149||The Christian Soldier||G||Hark! listen to the trumpeters||3||By William Moore¹|
|1825||147||The Converted Thief||C||As on the cross the Savior hung||3||By William Moore¹|
|1825||111||The Evening Meditation||a||I'll sing my Savior's grace||3||By William Moore¹|
|1825||113||Harewell||f#||Come Christians be valiant, our Jesus is near us||3||By William Moore¹|
|1825||108||Heavenly Prospect||A||I'm on my way to Canaan||3||By William Moore¹|
|1825||122||Holy Manna||C||Brethren, we have met to worship||3||By William Moore¹|
|1825||112||Jackson||f#||The spacious firmament on high||3||By William Moore¹|
|1825||109||Jubal's Trump||A||What sound is this salutes my ear||3||By William Moore¹|
|1825||122||Lebanon||a||Mourning souls, no longer grieve||3||By William Moore¹, for Lebanon, Tennessee|
|1825||57||London||A||From all that dwell below the skies||3||By Reubin Monday and William Moore¹|
|1825||150||Montgomery||C||Early, my God, withhout delay||4||By Justin Morgan, 1790|
|1825||110||The Royal Proclamation||F||Hear the royal proclamation||3||In Supplement to the Kentucky Harmony, 1822|
|1825||121||Salem||F||How sweet the name of Jesus sounds||3||By William Moore¹|
|1825||37||Solemnity||C||Jesus my all to heaven is gone||3||Devotion in Johnson's Tennessee Harmony, 1818|
|1825||39||The Sufferings of Christ||D||Throughout the Savior's life we trace||3||By William Moore¹|
|1825||135||Sweet Rivers||F||Sweet rivers of redeeming love||3||By William Moore¹|
|1825||130||Wesley||a||With inward pain my heartstrings sound||4||By a different, Northern Moore (J. W.?)|
|1825||124||Wilson||a||O when shall I see Jesus||3||By William Moore¹, for Wilson County, Tennessee|
- ¹. Music (1985)
- ². 1825 = Columbian Harmony.