LANGDON, Chauncy (or Chauncey). b. Farmington, Connecticut, 8 November 1763; d. Castleton, Vermont, 23 July 1830. Although his first name is spelled Chauncy in a few early publications and on his tombstone, and also in WorldCat Identities and Library of Congress Authorities, it appears that the spelling Chauncey is far more common.
Although Langdon is known primarily as a United States Representative from Vermont, he is also credited with the compiling of Beauties of Psalmody, Containing Concisely the Rules of Singing with a Collection of the Most Approved Psalm-tunes and Anthems by a Member of the Musical Society of Yale College (New Haven, Connecticut, 1786). A ‘Just Published’ ad...
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