1851 - 1928 Composer of "[O, Volk des Herrn! in Trauer und Schmerz]" in Heils-Lieder, eine Sammlung Geistlicher Lieder für Sonntagsschulen, Jugendvereine Born: March 5, 1851, Theta, Tennessee.
Died: November 9/11, 1928, Tennessee.
Buried: Rose Hill Cemetery, Columbia, Tennessee.
Dortch was teaching music in Maury, Tennessee, in 1880, and was working as an evangelist by 1886. His works include:
Tidings of Joy (Columbia, Tennessee: 1878)
National Tidings of Joy (Nashville, Tennessee: National Baptist Convention of America, 1878)
Gospel Melodies, with William Dale & Charles Pollock (Nashville, Tennessee: Cumberland Presbyterian Publishing House, 1890)
Spirit and Life, with Edmund Lorenz (Dayton, Ohio: Christian Publishing Association, 1893)
Choice Songs (Nashville, Tennessee: National Baptist Convention of America, 1894)
Gospel Voices (Nashville, Tennessee: South-Western Publishing House, 1895)
Gospel Voices No. 3 (Columbia, Tennessee: David E. Dortch, 1902)
Hymns of Victory, Parts 1 and 2 (Columbia, Tennessee: Dortch Publishing Company, 1905)
Happy Greetings to All (Charlotte, North Carolina: Dortch Publishing Company, 1916)
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