Helen A. Dickinson

Short Name: Helen A. Dickinson
Full Name: Dickinson, Helen A. (Helen Adell), 1875-1957
Birth Year: 1875
Death Year: 1957

Dickinson was the first wo­man to re­ceive a PhD from Hei­del­berg Un­i­ver­si­ty in Ger­ma­ny at a time when wo­men were not gen­er­al­ly wel­comed in gra­du­ate phil­o­so­phy class­es. She was a well known lyr­i­cist, trans­lat­or, and art his­tor­ian who fre­quent­ly lec­tured at Union Sem­in­ary in New York Ci­ty. She and her hus­band Clar­ence (or­gan­ist at New York Ci­ty’s Brick Pres­by­ter­i­an Church for half a cen­tu­ry), wrote hun­dreds of chor­ales and an­thems for church choirs. Dick­in­son’s works in­clude:

Excursions in Mu­sic­al His­to­ry, 1917
Antiphons: A Col­lect­ion of Chor­al Res­pons­es or Short An­thems Ar­ranged with Scrip­tur­al Read­ings, 1920
Thoreau’s Phil­o­so­phy of Life, with Spe­cial Con­sid­er­a­tion of the In­flu­ence of Hin­doo Phil­o­so­phy
The Tech­nique and Art of Org­an Play­ing
German Mas­ters of Art
The Choir Loft and the Pul­pit, 1943


Texts by Helen A. Dickinson (7)sort iconAsInstances
Angels o'er the field were circling, carolingHelen A. Dickinson (Author)2
By early morning lightH. A. Dickinson (Author)3
In Joseph's lovely gardenH. A. Dickinson (Author)2
Jesus Christ, our strong salvationHelen A. Dickinson (Author)2
Lord, we cry to you for helpHelen A. Dickinson (Translator)3
Shepherds now go we to yon fair Bethlehem townHelen A. Dickinson (English Text by)2
Who knocks so loud?Helen A. Dickinson (Author (English Text))2
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