Oliver Day Adams (1842-1869) was born near LeRoy, Genessee County, New York. He became an assistant to Geo. F. Root and taught at institutes and normals with teachers associated with Root, including P. P. Bliss, T. M. Towne, and J. R. Murray. He became the first music instructor at Winona State Normal School in Minnesota and was prominent in the town’s St. Cecilia Society. In 1868, he married former student Jane Elizabeth Worthington, but both died within two years. He wrote a number of songs for the singing schools and normals.
All are mixed chorus unless noted; some contain divisi.