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Carrie B. Adams

Carrie B. Adams
Short Name: Carrie B. Adams
Full Name: Adams, Carrie B. (Carrie Belle), 1859-1940
Birth Year: 1859
Death Year: 1940

Adams, Carrie Belle (Wilson). (Oxford, Ohio, July 28, 1859-1940). Father, David Wilson, song writer, teacher of music. Married, 1880 to Allyn G. Adams, moved to Terre Haute, Indiana. Director and organist, First Congregational Church; Central Christian Church. Teacher (1887-1895), Indiana State Normal School. Wrote many anthems and cantatas, secular and religious, many published by Lorenz.

--Keith C. Clark, DNAH Archives


Mrs. Carrie B. (Wilson) Adams was born in Oxford, Ohio, July 28, 1859. Her father, Mr. David Wilson, was author of a number of songs and books, also a singing teacher of note in his day, and her mother was quite musically inclined.

Her experience with her father in elementary and advanced class work, in children's and harmony classes, her years of musical participation in solo work and in accompanying, in the organization and leadership, not only of choirs, but also of great choral organizations, her close touch with singers of elementary grade, as well as those of great skill and reputation, have given her a breadth of musical thought and practical power of adaptation that constantly enrich her work of composition.

Miss Carrie B. Wilson became Mrs. Allyn G. Adams in 1880, and soon after located in Terre Haute, Ind., where her husband was a leading bass singer and interested in large commercial enterprises. Mrs. Adams soon became a leading figure in the musical life of that enterprising city, and has been actively identified with the Choral Club, Treble Clef Club, Rose Polytechnic Glee Club, First Congregational Church and Central Christian Church choirs, as director, chorister and organist. From 1887 to 1895 she occupied the chair of music in the Indiana State Normal School.

Her first anthem was published in 1876. Among her best known publications are four anthem books — "Anthem Annual, Nos. 1 and 2," and " Royal Anthems, Nos. 1 and 2" ; "Music for Common Schools"; two sacred cantatas, "Redeemer and King " and "Easter Praise" ; an operetta for church and school use, "The National Flower"; a group of Shakespeare songs from "As You Like it," and a large number of anthems,
male choruses, ladies' quartets and miscellaneous pieces in octavo form.


Texts by Carrie B. Adams (31)sort descendingAsInstances
Following Jesus our Captain we are marching alongC. B. A. (Author)2
God wants all his childrenCarrie B. Adams (Author)2
God's love is ever over usC. B. A. (Author)2
Have you ever thought how much the LordCarrie B. Adams (Author)3
Heavenly Father, hear thy childrenC. B. A. (Author)5
How many the blessingsMrs. C. B. A. (Author)2
If Jesus came to us todayC. B. A. (Author)2
If your heart is full of loveMrs. C. B. A. (Author)2
Jesus, the Savior, was crucifiedCarrie B. Adams (Author)2
Jesus, the Shepherd of all the sheepC. B. A. (Author)2
Joy to the world! the Lord is come!C. B. A. (Alterer)1
Little baby in the mangerCarrie B. Adams (Author)7
Marching, marching all together, alwaysCarrie B. Adams (Author)2
Marching, marching, while we singCarrie B. Adams (Author)2
Music softly falling on the star-litCarrie B. Adams (Author)2
O Jesus let me walk with theeCarrie B. Adams (Author)2
O loving Savior, caring soCarrie B. Adams (Author)3
Our loving Lord was crucifiedCarrie B. Adams (Author)2
Our tender loving Father, we comeCarrie B. Adams (Author)2
Send out thy light, let it shine far and nearMrs. C. B. A. (Author)2
Soldiers are we, as we march along togetherCarrie B. Adams (Author)2
Soldiers on the battlefield of lifeCarrie B. Adams (Author)2
The little children of JapanCarrie B. Adams (Author)2
The world is a place of beauty and graceC. B. A. (Author)3
There's a wonderful Friend in the city aboveCarrie B. Adams (Author)2
Touch not, taste notCarrie B. Adams (Author)2
We march along with happy songCarrie B. Adams (Author)2
We rally round our Savior's banner floating freeCarrie B. Adams (Author)3
We sing of a Savior above usC. B. A. (Author)2
We're cadets that want to battle for the right, you seeC. B. A. (Author)20
We're soldiers in the army of the Lord, our kingC. B. A. (Author)3

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