John Beveridge Grant (1850-1912) was born in Newburgh, Orange County, New York. He worked for the firm of Stewart Good and Co., manufacturers of dresses, NYC, and the Central National Bank of NYC. He was a naturalist and wrote Our common birds and how to know them (1891). He was an active amateur musician. He was organist and choir director at New Jerusalem Church, NYC, and at First Presbyterian Church, New Rochelle, NY. His compositions include a comic opera, several cantatas, anthems, part-songs, and many children’s songs including a collection in collaboration with music educator Peter W. Dykema titled
Pussy willow: and other nature songs for little folk.
All are mixed chorus unless noted; some contain divisi.