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Composer: W. K. Bassford
Published in 25 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
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

Composer: W. K. Bassford
Meter: with refrain
Incipit: 5U111 1D777 67665 5
Key: B♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #886
Text: Can a Little Child Like Me
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