Taylor, Sarah Ellen. (England, 1883--October 5, 1954). She was born in an English manse, the daughter of a Primitive Methodist clergyman. At nine years of age she came to America. In 1904 she was graduated from Women's College, Brown University. In 1949 she retired after nearly a half century of teaching, which included six years in mission schools at Talladega, Alabama, and Richmond, Virginia.
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Dmitri Stephanovich Bortnianski (b. Gloukoff, Ukraine, 1751; d. St. Petersburg, Russia, 1825) was a Russian composer of church music, operas, and instrumental music. His tune ST. PETERSBURG (also known as RUSSIAN HYMN) was first published in J. H. Tscherlitzky's Choralbuch (1825).
The tune is suppo…