William C. Hauser

HAUSER, William Clarke. b. Bethania, Stokes County (now Forsyth County), North Carolina, 23 December 1812; d. Wadley, Jefferson County, Georgia, 15 September 1880.  Hauser compiled two shape-note tunebooks:  The Hesperian Harp: A Collection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes, Odes and Anthems; and Sunday-School, Infant, Revival, Temperance, Patriotic, and Moral Pieces: Containing also a Number of Scotch, German, Irish, and Other Fine Compositions, Much New Music Never before Published, Exposition of the Principles of Music and of Musical Composition (Philadelphia: T. K. and P. G. Collins, 1848), and The Olive Leaf.  A Collection of Beautiful Tunes, New and Old; The Whole of One or More Hymns...

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