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Daniel Batchellor

Daniel Batchellor
Short Name: Daniel Batchellor
Full Name: Batchellor, Daniel, 1845-1934
Birth Year: 1845
Death Year: 1934

Daniel Batchellor, a Quak­er, was born on November 23, 1845 in London, England. He wrote child­ren’s songs and mu­sical in­struct­ion books. He was schooled in Bright­on, and em­i­grat­ed to Amer­i­ca in 1877. Ar­riv­ing in Bos­ton, Mass­a­chu­setts, in Oc­to­ber of that year, he made his way to the New Eng­land Con­serv­a­tory and the Or­a­tory at Bos­ton Un­i­ver­si­ty. Batch­el­lor spent much of his ca­reer pro­mot­ing the Tonic Sol-fa sing­ing meth­od, though the move­ment ul­ti­mat­ely failed to es­tab­lish itself. Batch­el­lor died on Jan­u­a­ry 19, 1934 in Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia.

His works in­clude:
The Bou­quet of Song, 1883
The Ton­ic Sol-fa Mu­sic Course for Schools, with Tho­mas Charm­bu­ry (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: S. R. Win­chell & Com­pa­ny, 1884-86)
Musical Kin­der­gar­ten Meth­od, with Charles W. Lan­don, 1909

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