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Root, George Frederick

Mel R. Wilhoit

in American National Biography Online

Published in print January 1999 |
Published online February 2000 | e-ISBN: 9780198606697 | DOI:

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Root, George Frederick (30 August 1820–06 August 1895), composer and music educator, was born in Sheffield, Massachusetts, the son of Frederick Ferdinand Root and Sarah Flint, farmers. At age eighteen George decided to become a professional musician, although he apparently had no formal training. He moved to Boston, where he studied music with A. N. Johnson and ...

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