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Composer: W. K. Bassford
Published in 32 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Composer: W. K. Bassford

Bassford, William Kipp was born on April 23, 1839, in New York City. He first studied harmony and composition under Samuel Jackson, who was for some time organist at St. Bartholomew’s Church in New York. While still young, he traveled extensively with a concert troupe as a pianist. He eventually settled in New York as a teacher, where he was living as of 1885. He wrote a number of secular songs, a mass in E♭, and some other church pieces. He also wrote a two-act opera, Cassilda. He died on December 22, 1902 in New York City. © The Cyber Hymnal™ (www.hymntime.org/tch) Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: THANKSGIVING (Bassford)
Composer: W. K. Bassford
Meter: with refrain
Incipit: 51111 77767 6655
Key: B♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #886
Text: Can a Little Child Like Me
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Instances (1 - 5 of 5)

AGO Founders Hymnal #5

The Book of Praise #441


The Cyber Hymnal #886

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Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #636

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Trinity Psalter Hymnal #182

Include 27 pre-1979 instances
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