Horace E. Kimball (1839-1901) was born in Clyde, New York, while his parents were visiting the area from their home in Orange, New Jersey. He grew up in Orange, where his father was a dentist, and he attended the public schools in Orange and in New York City. He entered the Free Academy (College of the City of New York) but left early to enter business. After the outbreak of the Civil War, he served in Company G of the 4th New York Heavy Artillery, transferred to Ullman’s brigade, then to New Orleans, then served on General Burke’s staff as assistant engineer and constructed the 17-gun battery on the left of the line. After the war, he returned to New York and worked as a businessman. He soon became editor of the periodical “Brainard’s Musical World” in Cleveland, Ohio. During that time, he published the book “Kimball’s New Method for the Reed Organ” and a number of organ transcriptions and songs. He later returned to Orange and became a highly regarded member of the editorial staff of the “Orange Chronicle.”
All are mixed chorus unless noted; some contain divisi.