Luther Orlando Emerson was born at Parsonsfield, Maine, August 3, 1820. He descended from distinguished English ancestry. His parents were quite musical, and while the family circle were together, they had a choir and orchestra of their own. The father played the violoncello, the mother was an excellent singer, the flute and violin added their sweet tones, till the quiet homestead rang with melody.
Mr. Emerson's education was obtained at the district school, Parsonsfield Seminary and Effingham Academy. He was full of energy, quick and versatile, an apt scholar, and with a view to entering the profession of medicine he entered Dracut Academy, Mass. But his great love for music swerved him from that course, and now, having far better oppo… Go to person page >
Tune Title: CRAWFORDFirst Line: On the dewy breath of evenComposer: Luther Orlando EmersonMeter: 87.87.87Key: A MajorSource: Hymns and Tune Book for the Church and the Home, revised ed. (Boston: American Unitarian Association, 1883)