[As flows the river, calm and deep]

[As flows the river, calm and deep]

Composer: William S. Pitts
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Composer: William S. Pitts

William Savage Pitts MD USA 1830-1918. Born at Yates, NY, the son of Puritans, he was the 8th of nine children. He had musical ability from an early age, taking formal music lessons from a graduate of the Boston Handel & Hadyn Society. At age 19, he traveled with his family to Rock County, WI, where he worked as a rural music schoolteacher in Union, WI. He taught for several years, there and at singing schools, and for brass bands, composing much of their music. In 1857 he traveled to Fredericksburg, IA, to visit his fiancee, Ann Eliza Warren, a teacher. Along the way he stopped his horse-drawn wagon at Bradford, IA, to rest. He walked across a field and saw a picturesque wooded valley formed by the Cedar River. Viewing the spot, h… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: [As flows the river, calm and deep]
Composer: William S. Pitts
Incipit: 12333 34322 22123
Key: E♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #9312
Text: As Flows The River
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  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)


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The Cyber Hymnal #9312

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