Emily Bartlett Tallmadge (1840-1900) was born in Dutchess, New York. Her father was Nathaniel Potter Tallmadge (1795-1864), U.S. Senator from New York. In 1844, the family moved to Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, when President John Tyler appointed him Governor of the Wisconsin Territory. In 1874, Emily married James D. Tallmadge (1824-1897), a publisher in Chicago, Illinois. She was a vocal supporter of the women’s suffrage movement and other social causes. In 1886, she and her husband published “Labor Songs Dedicated to the Knights of Labor.” She died in Fond du Lac. Her compositions are principally songs and choruses.
All are SATB and unaccompanied unless noted in VOICING column. A noting of “div” indicates some divisi within a part or parts, but usually not a true independent part throughout the work. Solos and accompaniment are also noted.
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