Horatio Parker


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(b Auburndale, Mass., 1863; d Cedarhurst, NY, 1919).

Amer. composer, organist, and teacher. Held org. posts in NY, and taught at Nat. Cons. when Dvořák was dir. Org. and mus. dir. Trinity Church, Boston, 1893–1902. Prof. of mus., Yale Univ., 1894–1919 (dean from 1904). Taught Ives. His oratorio Hora Novissima (1893) was the first work by an Amer. to be perf. at a 3 Choirs Fest. (Worcester 1899). His Wanderer's Psalm was perf. Hereford 1900, Part 3 of Legend of St Christopher at Worcester 1902, complete work Bristol 1902. Also wrote 2 operas (Mona, 1910, won NY Met prize and was prod. there 1912), sym., sym.‐poem, org. conc., chamber mus., ch. works, org. pieces, and songs.

Subjects: Music.

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