Born: 14 August 1749, Granby, Connecticut
Died: 19 January 1826, Torrington, Connecticut
Alexander Gillet was an ordained minister and composer. He grew up in Connecticut, and graduated from Yale College in 1770. He was ordained in Farmington, Connecticut in 1773, and served the Congregational Church there until 1792, and the First Congregational Church in Torrington, Connecticut from 1792 to his death. He was a very active pastor in the churches he served, and his sermons were well received. Most of his compositions were published by Andrew Law starting in 1779. There is no Wikipedia page.
List of choral works
A. LISTED BY TITLE
- 1. Psalm-tunes
- 2. Set pieces
B. LISTED BY FIRST LINE
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- Select Harmony (Andrew Law) 1778, 1779, 1782, 1785
- A Select number of plain Tunes (Andrew Law) 1781
- Kroeger, Karl, Editor. 1997. Three Connecticut Composers: Oliver Brownson, Alexander Gillet, and Solomon Chandler: The Collected Works. New York: Garland. 212 pp. Reprinted by Routledge in New York in 2013.
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