Daniel Read and the Flowering of Sacred Music in New Haven
Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
An exhibition that celebrates the 250th anniversary of the birth of New Haven composer Daniel Read (1756-1836). The exhibit showcases early American psalters (including the Bay Psalm Book), as well as manuscript and printed music by Daniel Read, William Billings, and other prominent American tunesmiths. Materials on display are drawn from the collections of the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, the Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, and the New Haven Colony Historical Society. [ca. 30 items]
The exhibition gallery is closed while the library's building is under renovation.
Temporary Reading Room Hours
Monday - Friday: 9 am to 4:45 pm
The temporary reading room is located in Yale's Sterling Memorial Library, across Wall Street from the Beinecke.
After the renovation, beginnig September 1, our hours will be
Monday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Tuesday-Thursday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. to 5