Frederic Henry Pease (1839-1909) was born in Farmington, Ohio, son of a founder of Oberlin College. Showing talent as a singer and on the violin, he attended a nearby singing school as a child. He paid for his textbook by working a neighbor’s plough-horse. He was educated at Oberlin and left to accompany E. M. Foote in holding musical conventions. He spent tine studying in Boston and settled in Ypsilanti, Michigan. He was appointed professor of music at Michigan State Normal School, holding that position until his death. At Michigan State, he established the Conservatory of Music. He held organist positions in Jackson, Detroit and Ypsilanti. He also taught courses at the Detroit Conservatory, worked with the Bay View Festival and conducted at the National Summer School at Chicago. He wrote and compiled music for progressive musical education. His compositions include minor works and choral pieces.
All are mixed chorus unless noted; some contain divisi.