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William C. Filby

1833 - 1913 Person Name: William C. Filby (1836-) Meter: 8.8.6 D Composer of "SUNDRIDGE" in Common Service Book of the Lutheran Church Baptized: St. Paul, January 16, 1833, Hammersmith, Middlesex, England. Died: June 22, 1913, Richmond, Surrey, England. Son of William and Lucy Filby, William studied in France, and played the organ at St. Peter’s Church, Hammersmith (1849); Bromley Parish Church, Kent (1853); the London churches of St. Peter, Walworth; St. Matthew, Bayswater; and St. Luke, Westbourne Park; Holy Trinity, Margate, Kent; Holy Trinity, Stepney, London; and St. Paul, West Greenwich, London (1884). He also served as organist at the International Exhibitions of 1882 and of 1885, wrote and lectured on church music, opera and music education, and composed organ voluntaries, operettas, songs, part songs and choruses. --www.hymntime.com/tch/

Ernest R. Kroeger

1862 - 1934 Person Name: Ernest Richard Kroeger Meter: 8.8.6 D Composer of "JOSEPHINE" in The Cyber Hymnal Born: August 10, 1862, St. Louis, Missouri. Died: April 7, 1934, St. Louis, Missouri. Buried: Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri. Kroeger was a charter member of the American Guild of Organists; member the National Institute of Arts of Letters; conductor of the Amphion Male Chorus in St. Louis (1883-84); organist at the Unitarian Church of the Messiah, St. Louis (1886); director of the College of Music at Forest Park University (1887); president of the Music Teachers’ National Association (1896-97); president of the Missouri State Music Teachers’ Association (1897-99); instrumental adjudicator at the annual Kansas Jubilee (1900-03); master of programs in the Bureau of Music at the St. Louis World’s Fair, 1904; adjudicator at the Welsh Eisteddfod in Canton, Ohio (1906); and director of the music department at Washington University, St. Louis (1925-34). He also ran the Kroeger School of Music in St. Louis (1904-34). --www.hymntime.com/tch/ ============ Successful American composer and teacher; born at St. Louis, Mo. He began studying violin and piano when he was five years old, and received his entire musical education in this country, principally in St. Louis, where he is located at present, and holds a prominent position as a teacher, pianist and composer. He is director of the College of Music at the Forest Park University for Women and is concert pianist of the Kroeger School of Music. Was president of the Music Teachers' National Association from 1895 to 1896, and of the Missouri State Music Teachers' Association from 1897 to 1899. Is a fellow of the American Guild of Organists and was master of programs of the Bureau of Music at the St. Louis Exposition in 1904. He has written a great many different kinds of music, and is one of a very few Americans who have published fugues. Mr. Kroeger says that some of his ideas are entirely musical, while others are attempts to illustrate poems in tones, such as his symphony, a suite, and overtures on Endymion, Thanatopis, Sardanapalus and Hiawatha. He has also published a very clever group of sonnets, on various themes; Twelve Concert Studies, which Hughes says "show the influence of Chopin upon a composer who writes with a strong German accent;" an etude, Castor and Pollux; a Romanze; and other studies. A Danse Negre and Caprice Negre resemble similar works of Gottschalk; and his Dance of the Elves is dedicated to Mme. Rive-King. --grandemusica.net/musical-biographies

Edward Harwood

1707 - 1787 Person Name: E. Harwood, 1707-87 Meter: 8.8.6 D Composer of "GROSVENOR" in The Methodist Hymn-Book with Tunes Edward Harwood (of Darwen) (1707–1787) was an English composer of hymns, anthems and songs. His setting of Alexander Pope's The Dying Christian (Vital spark of heav'nly flame) was enormously popular at one time and was widely performed at funerals. Edward Harwood was born at Hoddlesden, near Darwen, Lancashire, in 1707. His early training was as a hand-loom weaver, but he subsequently became a professional musician in Liverpool. His first collection of psalmody, A set of hymns and psalm tunes, was published in London in 1781 and a second collection, entitled A Second Set of Hymns and Psalm Tunes/ was published at Chester in 1786. He died in 1787. Harwood's setting of Pope's ode "Vital spark of heav'nly flame" was first published in Harwood's A set of hymns and psalm tunes: it is written in the style of a glee, and in the original publication is written for the most part for three voices (two trebles and bass), with a fourth (tenor) part being added for the last few bars only. It was, however, often arranged for the more usual four part-choir. The piece was very popular in the first half of the 19th century, being widely sung among Anglicans, Methodists and dissenters, and Lightwood noted in 1935 that it 'certainly had a long and prosperous run, and even now it is not quite extinct'. However, it was not always a great favourite with the clergy, whose objections were mainly to do with the text, which is not explicitly religious (also, it's a poem written by a Catholic, after the last words of the Emperor Hadrian). --en.wikipedia.org/wik

John Frederick Bridge

Person Name: J. F. Bridge, 1844-1924 Meter: 8.8.6 D Composer of "LOTHIAN" in The Methodist Hymn-Book with Tunes See Bridge, Frederick, Sir, 1844-1924

S. Chandler

b. 1760 Meter: 8.8.6 D Composer of "GANGES" in The A.M.E. Zion Hymnal

Mary Porter Beegle

1818 - 1888 Meter: 8.8.6 D Author of "When He Cometh!" Mary Porter Loomis Beegle was born on Ju­ly 19, 1818, in Otis­ville, New York. She was the wife of

L. P. Brink

1876 - 1936 Person Name: Rev. L. P. Brink Meter: 8.8.6 D Author of "The Tribes of the Southwest" in The New Christian Hymnal Leonard P. Brink (b. East Saugatuck, MI, 1876; d. Pomeroy, IA 1936), a graduate of Calvin Seminary, Grand Rapids, Michigan (1900), spent much of his life as a missionary among the Navajo people. He translated Bible books and hymns into the Navajo language and wrote a catechism for the Navajo people. He also translated Dutch poetry and hymns into English. Bert Polman

Edward Patrick Crawford

1846 - 1912 Person Name: Dean E. P. Crawford Meter: 8.8.6 D Composer of "JEHOVAH NISSI" in The Book of Common Praise

James Foster

1807 - 1885 Person Name: J. Foster, 1807-85 Meter: 8.8.6 D Composer of "PEMBROKE" in The Methodist Hymn-Book with Tunes

George J. Bennett

1863 - 1930 Meter: 8.8.6 D Composer of "JEHOVAH-NISSI (Bennett)" George John Bennett was born in 1863 in Andover, Hampshire, England. He studied at Winchester College Choristers' School, the Royal Academy of Music, Munich, and Berlin. He served as cathedral organist in Lincoln starting in 1895. His compositions are sacred works and settings of literary works. Dianne Shapiro, from "Robert Burns choral settngs: from Schumann to MacMillan" webiste, accessed 8/13/2020

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