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Composer: Amzi Chapin

Amzi Chapin USA 1768-1835. Born in Springfield. MA, into a family of cabinetmakers, jewelers, and watchmakers, he followed in the same trade in Hartford, CT. for several years, then moved to New Haven, CT. He embarked on a career as an itinerant singing teacher, composer, and cabinetmaker in the South and Midwest. He married Hannah Power and they had eight children. They lived in Mount Pleasant, PA, where he taught singing and farmed for the next 30 years. He also founded a mill. He co-founded the Presbyterian congregation in Northfield Township. Chapin taught singing schools in VA, NC, KY, and PA. In 1831, he and his family moved to Northfield, OH. His older brother, Lucius, was also a singing teacher, and they were among the fi… Go to person page >

Composer: Lucius Chapin

Lucius Chapin, 1760-1842 Born: Ap­ril 25, 1760, Long­mea­dow (near Spring­field), Mass­a­chu­setts. Died: De­cem­ber 24, 1842, Ham­il­ton Coun­ty, Ohio. Buried: Orig­in­al­ly at Wal­nut Hills Cem­e­te­ry, Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio in 1842. Re­in­terred at Spring Grove Cem­e­te­ry, Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio, Jan­u­ary 26, 1858. Lucius’ bro­ther was Am­zi Cha­pin. In 1775, Lu­ci­us joined the Con­ti­nent­al Ar­my in Bos­ton as a fi­fer; re-en­list­ing in 1776, he served at the Bat­tles of Ti­con­der­o­ga and Still­wa­ter, and en­dured the in­fa­mous win­ter of 1777-8 at Val­ley Forge, Penn­syl­van­ia, with George Wash­ing­ton. Af­ter the war, he con­duct­ed sing­ing schools in Ve… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: Lucius Chapin (1812)
Composer: Amzi Chapin (1798)
Incipit: 15611 32113 53132
Key: F Major or modal
Copyright: Public Domain



Organ Solo

  • The Organist Volume 107 Number 1 March April 2003: The Service Music Companion for Church Organists
    Composer/Editors Gilbert M. Martin; Edward Broughton
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2003) pp. 23


Instances (1 - 4 of 4)
TextPage Scan

Singing the Living Tradition #48

The Harmonia Sacra #67B

Tune Info

The Missouri Harmony or a choice collection of psalm tunes, hymns, and anthems #1

The Shenandoah Harmony #1B

Include 16 pre-1979 instances
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