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Ralph Vaughan Williams

1872 - 1958 Person Name: R. Vaughn Williams, 1872- Arranger of "HERONGATE" in Christian Worship Through his composing, conducting, collecting, editing, and teaching, Ralph Vaughan Williams (b. Down Ampney, Gloucestershire, England, October 12, 1872; d. Westminster, London, England, August 26, 1958) became the chief figure in the realm of English music and church music in the first half of the twentieth century. His education included instruction at the Royal College of Music in London and Trinity College, Cambridge, as well as additional studies in Berlin and Paris. During World War I he served in the army medical corps in France. Vaughan Williams taught music at the Royal College of Music (1920-1940), conducted the Bach Choir in London (1920-1927), and directed the Leith Hill Music Festival in Dorking (1905-1953). A major influence in his life was the English folk song. A knowledgeable collector of folk songs, he was also a member of the Folksong Society and a supporter of the English Folk Dance Society. Vaughan Williams wrote various articles and books, including National Music (1935), and composed numerous arrange­ments of folk songs; many of his compositions show the impact of folk rhythms and melodic modes. His original compositions cover nearly all musical genres, from orchestral symphonies and concertos to choral works, from songs to operas, and from chamber music to music for films. Vaughan Williams's church music includes anthems; choral-orchestral works, such as Magnificat (1932), Dona Nobis Pacem (1936), and Hodie (1953); and hymn tune settings for organ. But most important to the history of hymnody, he was music editor of the most influential British hymnal at the beginning of the twentieth century, The English Hymnal (1906), and coeditor (with Martin Shaw) of Songs of Praise (1925, 1931) and the Oxford Book of Carols (1928). Bert Polman

Jeremiah Clarke

1669 - 1707 Composer of "BROCKHAM" in The Cyber Hymnal

Lee Hastings Bristol

1923 - 1979 Person Name: Lee Hastings Bristol, Jr. (b. 1923) Composer of "OLDEN LANE" in More Hymns and Spiritual Songs Born: 1923, Brook­lyn, New York. Died: 1979, Syr­a­cuse, New York. Bristol was ed­u­cat­ed at Ham­il­ton Col­lege, Clin­ton, New York (BA); Trin­i­ty Col­lege of Mu­sic, Lon­don (or­gan stu­dies); and the In­sti­tute for In­ter­na­tion­al Stu­dies, Ge­ne­va, Switz­er­land (grad­u­ate stu­dies). He worked in New York for the Bris­tol-Me­yers Com­pa­ny (the fam­i­ly bus­i­ness) in ad­ver­tis­ing and pub­lic re­la­tions, 1948-62. From 1962-69, he served as pre­si­dent of West­min­ster Choir Col­lege, Prince­ton, New Jer­sey. In 1972, the Hymn So­ci­e­ty in the Unit­ed States and Ca­na­da made him a fel­low of the so­ci­e­ty. His works in­clude: The Lamb and Other Car­ols, 1951 Songs for Li­tur­gy, ed­it­or More Hymns and Spir­it­u­al Songs, ed­it­or, 1972 Hymns for Child­ren and Grown-Ups Lyrics: "Let Us Now De­part in Thy Peace" Music: SEDGWICK

Bartholomäus Gesius

1555 - 1613 Person Name: Bartholomaeus Gesius, c. 1555-c. 1613 Composer of "HERRNHUT" in Hymnbook for Christian Worship Bartholomaeus Gesius; b. 1555, Muencheberg, near Frankfort; d. 1613 or 14, Wittenberg Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal, 1908

George Henry Day

1883 - 1966 Composer of "MY MASTER" in A Hymnal for Friends George Henry Day (1883-1966) was a choirboy at Trinity Chapel, New York City, where he studied with G. Edward Stubbs. Day was appointed choirmaster at St. Peter’s in Chelsea Square (1911) but maintained his position as an assistant auditor of the Gorham Manufacturing Company for two more years. He resigned as assistant auditor, took special courses at Columbia University, and in 1915 graduated from New York College of Music. He served as organist and choirmaster in churches in Youngstown, Ohio; Wilmington, Delaware, where he studied with Edward Shippen Barnes; and Rochester, New York, before going to Trinity Church. He was awarded a Doctor of Music degree from Lincoln-Jefferson University (1923). --The Presbyterian Hymnal Companion, 1993

Karl P. Harrington

1861 - 1953 Composer of "MY MASTER" in The Hymnal Born: June 13, 1861, Somersworth, New Hampshire. Died: November 14, 1953, Berkeley, California. Buried: Middletown, Connecticut. Son of Calvin S. and Eliza Chase Harrington, Karl earned his AB degree in 1882, and his AM in 1885, from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. He studied at the University of Berlin (1887-89) and Yale University (1890-91). He taught high school in Westfield, Massachusetts (1882-85); Latin at Wesleyan Academy in Wilbraham, Massachusetts (1885-87); was a Latin tutor at Wesleyan University (1889-91); Latin professor at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (1891-99); University of Maine (1899-1905); and Wesleyan University (1905). While at the University of North Carolina, he directed the Glee Club. His works include: The Roman Elegiac Poets, circa 1914 Richard Alsop, "a Hartford Wit" Walks and Climbs in the White Mountains, 1926

Harry Lee

1874 - 1942 Author of "My Master" in The Cyber Hymnal

Alta C. Faircloth

1911 - 1983 Composer of "DUNWODY" in Baptist Hymnal (1975 ed)

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