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Israel Abrahams

1858 - 1925 Author of "Now bless the God of all" Israel Abrahams (b. London, November 26, 1858; d. Cambridge, October 6, 1925) was one of the most distinguished Jewish scholars of his generation. He wrote a number of classics on Judaism, most notably, Jewish Life in the Middle Ages (1896).

L. A. Abston

Composer of "[After trials all are o'er, we shall weep and sigh no more]" in Radio Beams

Franz Abt

1819 - 1885 Composer of "THE TEMPERANCE CALL" in The New Canadian Hymnal Franz Abt, born Dec. 21, 1819 at Eilenburg in the Prussian provinces of Saxony. His father was a musician and clergyman of the Lutheran Church. Franz studied music at Leipsic, and became known as a song-writer in 1838. In September, 1841, he married, and was leader of the orchesta at the Zuric theatre; became a teacher in 1842, but was litle known until his song "When the Swallows Homeward fly" carried his name to all parts of the civilized world. In 1865 was concert-master at Brunswick, and conducted the great festival at Dresden. He came to the United States in 1872, and was present at teh Peace Jubilee, Boston, where he directed the performance of some of his own music, arriving in New York May w, wher a testimonial concert was given for his benefit at Steinway Hall, May 18. He was received at Philadelphia by the German societies, with torch-light processions and cannonade, May 15, 1872. A Dictionary of Musical Information by John W. Moore, Boston: Oliver, Ditson & Company, 1876

Academy Book Room

Publisher of "" in Liturgy and Hymnal for the Use of the General Church of the New Jerusalem Bryn Athyn, PA

Samuel Acedo

Translator of "La semilla" in Mil Voces para Celebrar

W. Acfield

Author of "With thy benediction falling on our ear"

C. Achard

Author of "Welch' ein Heil, Welch' ein Heil"

David Achón

Translator (del portugués) of "El culto terminó" in Mil Voces para Celebrar

Antti Achrenius

1745 - 1810 Author of "Arise, my soul, new light receiving"

Joseph Achron

1886 - 1943 Composer of "[O God, the Rock of Ages]" in Union Hymnal, Songs and Prayers for Jewish Worship. 3rd ed. Revised and enlarged.


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