Annabel Morris Buchanan

Annabel Morris Buchanan
Annabel Morris Buchanan
Short Name: Annabel Morris Buchanan
Full Name: Buchanan, Annabel Morris, 1888-1983
Birth Year: 1888
Death Year: 1983

Born: October 22, 1888, Groesbeck, Texas. Died: January 6, 1983, Paducah, Kentucky. Buried: Round Hill Cemetery, Marion, Virginia.

Daughter of William Caruthers Morris and Anna Virginia Foster, and wife of John Preston Buchanan, Anna received her musical training at the Landon Conservatory of Music, Dallas, Texas (to which she received a scholarship at age 15); the Guilmant Organ School, New York; and studying with Emil Liebling, William Carl, and Cornelius Rybner, among others. She taught music in Texas; at Halsell College, Oklahoma (1907-08); and at Stonewall Jackson College, Abingdon, Virginia (1909-12). In 1912, she married John Preston Buchanan, a lawyer, writer, and senator, from Marion, Virginia; they moved to their home, Roseacre, in Marion, where they had four children.

Buchanan served as president of the Virginia Federation of Music Clubs in 1927, and helped organize the first Virginia State Choral Festival in 1928, and White Top Folk Festivals (1931-41). After her husband’s death in 1937, she sold Roseacre and moved to Richmond, Virginia, with her two youngest children. She taught music theory and composition and folk music at the University of Richmond (1939-40); during the summers, at the New England Music Camp, Lake Messalonskee, Oakland, Maine (1938-40); and at the Huckleberry Mountain Artists Colony near Hendersonville, North Carolina, in 1941. She later moved to Harrisonburg, Virginia, and taught at Madison College (1944-48). In 1951, she moved to Paducah, Kentucky. She later became the archivist of the folk music collecting project of the National Federation of Music Clubs, serving until 1963. Buchanan’s works include:

Folk-Hymns of America (New York: J. Fischer, 1938)
American Folk Music, 1939

Sources:
Findagrave, accessed 15 Nov 2016
Hughes, pp. 329-30
Hustad, p. 213

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Tunes by Annabel Morris Buchanan (51)sort iconAsInstances
ALVERSONAnnabel Morris Buchanan (Arranger)2
BOZRAHAnnabel Morris Buchanan (Arranger)1
CANAAN (51324)Annabel Morris Buchanan (Collected and arranged)3
CALVARY'S MOUNTAINAnnabel Morris Buchanan (Arranger)1
CANAAN (31235)Annabel Morris Buchanan (Arranger)1
CHRISTIAN UNIONAnnabel Morris Buchanan (Arranger)1
CHRISTMAS HYMNAnnabel Morris Buchanan (Arranger)1
MORNING SONG (Dare)Annabel Morris Buchanan (Arranger)1
DROOPING SOULS (33213)Annabel Morris Buchanan (Collected and arranged)1
DUNLAP'S CREEK (McFarland)Annabel Morris Buchanan (Arranger)1
EVENING SHADEAnnabel Morris Buchanan (Arranger)1
EXPRESSIONAnnabel Morris Buchanan (Arranger)1
EXULTATION (Humphreys)Annabel Morris Buchanan (Arranger)1
FAREWELL (13332)Annabel Morris Buchanan (Arranger)2
GARDEN HYMNAnnabel Morris Buchanan (Collected and arranged)1
HEAVENLY UNIONAnnabel Morris Buchanan (Arranger)1
HEBREW CHILDRENAnnabel Morris Buchanan (Collected and arranged)1
[Holy, holy, holy Lord] (Pruner)Annabel Morris Buchanan (1889-1983) (Harmonizer)2
HOW TEDIOUS AND TASTELESS (16556)Annabel Morris Buchanan (Collected and arranged)1
RESTORATIONAnnabel Morris Buchanan (Arranger)1
IMMENSITY (Minor)Annabel Morris Buchanan (Arranger)1
[Jesus born in Beth'ny]Annabel Morris Buchanan (Collected and arranged)1
JESUS IS MY FRIENDAnnabel Morris Buchanan (Arranger)1
LAND OF REST (31117)Annabel Morris Buchanan (Arranger)1
LAND OF REST (American)Annabel Morris Buchanan (Harmonizer)63
LIGHTAnnabel Morris Buchanan (Arranger)1
LIKE NOAH'S WEARY DOVE (56161)Annabel Morris Buchanan (Collected and arranged)1
THE MORNING TRUMPETAnnabel Morris Buchanan (Arranger)1
DAVISAnnabel Morris Buchanan (Arranger)1
PENSIVE DOVEAnnabel Morris Buchanan (Arranger)1
PISGAHAnnabel Morris Buchanan (Collected and arranged)1
WAYFARING STRANGERAnnabel Morris Buchanan (Arranger)1
PORTSMOUTH (13451)Annabel Morris Buchanan (Arranger)1
PROMISED LAND (Minor)Annabel Morris Buchanan (Collected and arranged)1
REDEEMING GRACEAnnabel Morris Buchanan (Collected and arranged)1
RISE, MY SOUL (16513)Annabel Morris Buchanan (Collected and arranged)1
ROAD'S-TOWNAnnabel Morris Buchanan (Arranger)1
ROME (17631)Annabel Morris Buchanan (Collected and arranged)1
SALUTATIONAnnabel Morris Buchanan (Arranger)1
SAMANTHRAAnnabel Morris Buchanan (Arranger)1
SION'S SECURITYAnnabel Morris Buchanan (Arranger)1
SUFFERING SAVIOR (Read)Annabel Morris Buchanan (Arranger)1
SUFFIELDAnnabel Morris Buchanan (Arranger)1
TENDER THOUGHTAnnabel Morris Buchanan (Arranger)1
THE SAINTS BOUND FOR HEAVENAnnabel Morris Buchanan (Collected and arranged)1
TRIBULATIONAnnabel Morris Buchanan (Arranger)2
WATTS' LYREAnnabel Morris Buchanan (Arranger)1
WINDHAMAnnabel Morris Buchanan (Arranger)1
WINGS OF THE MORNINGAnnabel Morris Buchanan (Collected and arranged)1
WONDROUS LOVE (Southern Harmony)Annabel Morris Buchanan (Arranger)1
ZION'S HILLAnnabel Morris Buchanan (Collected and arranged)1

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