Composer: Lowell Mason

Dr. Lowell Mason (the degree was conferred by the University of New York) is justly called the father of American church music; and by his labors were founded the germinating principles of national musical intelligence and knowledge, which afforded a soil upon which all higher musical culture has been founded. To him we owe some of our best ideas in religious church music, elementary musical education, music in the schools, the popularization of classical chorus singing, and the art of teaching music upon the Inductive or Pestalozzian plan. More than that, we owe him no small share of the respect which the profession of music enjoys at the present time as contrasted with the contempt in which it was held a century or more ago. In fact, the… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: ALVAN
Composer: Lowell Mason
Meter: 8s, 7s, 4
Incipit: 53312 121
Copyright: Public Domain


Organ Solo

  • The Sacred Organ Journal Volume 41 Number 4 March April 2007: The Organist's Companion for the Church Year
    Composer/Editors Gilbert M. Martin; Robert J. Powell
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2007) pp. 3


Instances (1 - 12 of 12)
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Book of Worship with Hymns and Tunes #205

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El Himnario Evangelico #17

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Hymn and Tune Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South (Round Note Ed.) #113

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New Manual of Praise #546a

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Sacred Songs for School Use #85

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Sacred Songs for School Use #86

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The Brethren Hymnal #244

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The New Laudes Domini #71

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The Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book #407a

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The Wesleyan Methodist Hymnal #34

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