Buckham, John Wright, D.D., an American Congregational minister, born at Burlington, Vt., in 1864, and educated at the University of Vermont. Pastor in Conway, N.H., and Salem, Mass., Professor of Christian Theology, Pacific Theological Seminary, Berkely, Cal., 1903, D.D. Univ. of Vermont, 1904. His hymn, "Hills of God, break forth in singing" (Christmas), appeared in Whence cometh Help, 1902. Included in The Pilgrim Hymnal, 1904.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)
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First published anonymously in Henry Boyd's Select Collection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes (1793), DUKE STREET was credited to John Hatton (b. Warrington, England, c. 1710; d, St. Helen's, Lancaster, England, 1793) in William Dixon's Euphonia (1805). Virtually nothing is known about Hatton, its composer,…
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MELCOMBE was first used as an anonymous chant tune (with figured bass) in the Roman Catholic Mass and was published in 1782 in An Essay on the Church Plain Chant. It was first ascribed to Samuel Webbe (the elder; b. London, England, 1740; d. Lo…