AMERICA

Composers included in “America” were from the United States and Territories. Many were from the Northeast, moving westward with the expansion. A significant number were trained in Boston or New York while others had little training other than the musical conventions, singing schools or normal schools popular across the continent in the 19th Century. Some North American-born composers traveled to European music centers or conservatories for training, usually returning to their native region. A few were born and trained in Great Britain or other European countries and relocated to North America. The array of these American choral compsers spans church musicians and Gospel-Song writers to professional performers, conductors, and educators. Some of these piece were written for quartet singing, emergent in the 19th Century.

 

All are SATB and unaccompanied unless noted in VOICING column. A noting of “div” indicates some incidental divisi within a part or parts, but not a true independent part throughout the entire work. Solos and accompaniment are also noted.

 

The table is sortable by column, ascending or descending (requires Java)

NAME

DATE

Adams, O. D.

(1842-1869)

Allen, Chester G.

(1838-1878)

Allen, Geo. N.

(1812-1877)

Baltzell, Winton James

(1864-1928)

Bartlett, Maro L.

(1847-1919)

Beirly, Alfred

(1848-?)

Birge, Edward B.

(1868-1952)

Bixby, Samuel M.

(1833-1912)

Bliss, Philip P.

(1838-1876)

Blumenschein, William Leonard

(1849-1916)

Bradbury, Wm. B.

(1816-1868)

Brockway, Howard

(1870-1951)

Brown, Harold P.

 

Brunk, J. D.

(1872-1926)

Buck, Dudley

(1839-1909)

Bullard, Carrie

(1865-1951)

Women Composer Index

Bullard, Frederick Field

(1864-1904)

Burleigh, Henry “Harry” Thacker

(1866-1949)

Burney, Agnes [Mary Holden Coggeshall Seward]

(1839-1919)

Women Composer Index

Bushey, J. Calvin

(1847-1929)

Butcher, Wm. U.

(1829-1910)

Butterfield, James Austin

(1837-1891)

Case, C. C.

(1843-1918)

Cauffman, Frank G.

(1850-1921)

Chadwick, George

(1854-1931)

 

Cheney, Simeon P.

(1818-1890)

Christy, Wilbur A.

(1845-1928)

Clarke, William Horatio

(1840-1913)

 

Coerne, Louis A.

(1870-1922)

Cole, Rossetter Gleason

(1866-1952)

Conant, Grace Wilbur

(1858-1948)

Women Composer Index

Converse, Charles C.

(1832–1918)

Converse, Frederick Shepherd

(1871-1940)

Coon, Nelson D.

(1839-1910)

Covert, Bernard

(1805-1882)

Crist, D. W.

(1857-1929)

Crowder, C. F.

 

Custance, Arthur Fred Musgrave

(1866/67-1926)

Daniels, Mabel M.

(1878-1971)

Women Composer Index

Davenport, Ambrose

(1838-1906)

Davis, Frank M.

(1839-1897)

Dawson, John J.

(1855-?)

DeGeer, Rens.

(1831-1917)

DeLamarter, Eric

(1880-1953)

Dennington, Thomas W.

(1852-1937)

Dett, R. Nathaniel

(1882-1943)

Dickinson, Clarence

(1873-1969)

Dodge, Ossian E.

(1820-1876)

Douthitt, Thomas J.

(1849-1930)

Dow, Howard M.

(1837-1912)

Dungan, James M.

(1851-1925)

Dunham, John R.

(1846-1936)

Durst, Sidney C.

(1870-1957)

Dye, James R.

(1834-1931)

Emerson, Luther Orlando

(1820-1915)

Evilsizer, Louis M.

(1852-1921)

Fargo, John Franklin

(1834-1911)

Farwell, Arthur

(1872-1952)

Fearis, John S.

(1867-1932)

Fenollosa, William Silsbee

(1854-1941)

Ferrari, Gustave

(1872-1948)

Fields, George W.

(1852-1928)

Fillmore, A. D.

(1823-1870)

Fillmore, Fred A.

(1856-1925)

Fillmore, James Henry

(1849-1936)

Fish, Stephan Loomer

(1846-1893)

Fleck, Jennie M.

(1867-1897)

Women Composer Index

Fleck, Oliver L.

(1863-1897)

Foote, Arthur William

(1853-1937)

Forest, Frank [H. R. Palmer]

(1834-1907)

Frisbie, Henry L.

(1835-1920)

Gabriel, Charles H.

(1856-1932)

Gaines, Samuel R.

(1869-1945)

Gantvoort, A. J.

(1857-1937)

Gaul, Harvey B.

(1881-1945)

Geibel, Adam

(1855-1933)

Giffe, William T.

(1858-1926)

Gilchrist, William Wallace

(1846-1916)

Gleason, Frederic Grant

(1848-1903)

Glenn, Robert A.

(1844-1928)

Glover, Nathan L.

(1842-1923)

Goldbeck, Robert

(1839-1908)

Gottschalk Peterson, Clara

(1837-1910)

Women Composer Index

Grant, John Beveridge

(1850-1912)

Griffeth, Alice E.

(1856-?)

Women Composer Index

Griffeth, B. F.

(1852-?)

Griggs, Herbert

(1847-1912)

Grinnell, O. S.

(1851-1926)

Gwent, Gwilym [See: WILLIAM A. WILLIAMS]

Hadley, Henry Kimball

(1871-1937)

Hagan, James M.

(1858-1933)

Hall, Jacob Henry

(1855-1941)

Hanby, B. R.

(1833-1867)

Harris, Hubbard W.

(1868-1915)

Hartshorn, W. Irving

(1832-1913)

Heath, Wilbur F.

(1843-1914)

Heaton, Walter

(1871-1933)

Henius, Joseph

(1877-1912)

Herbert, John B.

(1852-1927)

Hewitt, John H.

(1801-1890)

Hildebrand, E. T.

(1866-1931)

Hilton-Turvey, Thomas

(1863-1918)

Holdredge, Sylvester W.

(1836-1914)

Hollingsworth, P. Rankin [H. R. Palmer]

(1834-1907)

Holmes, Avanella L.

(1846-1902)

Women Composer Index

Holsinger, Geo. B.

(1857-1908)

Hosmer, Edward A.

(1823-1855)

Hubbard, Elizabeth F.

(1844-?)

Women Composer Index

Hubbard, Thomas W.

(1845-?)

Huss, Henry Holden

(1862-1953)

Jackson, E. Aldama

(1886-1965)

 Jacoby, Louis C.

(1847-1921)

 James, Philip

(1890-1975)

Jelley, James J.

(1847-1910)

Jepson, Benjamin

(1832-1914)

Johns, Clayton

(1857-1932)

Kegrize, Michael J.

(1867-?)

Keller, Matthias

(1813-1875)

Kelley, Edgar Stillman

(1857-1944)

Kieffer, Aldine S.

(1840-1904)

Kimball, Horace E.

(1839-1901)

King, Eva H.

(1866-1959)

Women Composer Index

King, Jacob F.

(1856-1904)

Kinsey, John F.

(1852-1908)

Kinzie, R. A.

(1842-1918)

Kissinger, John H.

(1845-1922)

Kneass, Nelson

(1823-1868)

Lafferty, W. A.

(1850-1924)

Lambord, Benjamin

(1879-1915)

Lang, Margaret Ruthven

(1867-1972)

Women Composer Index

Langley, Chas. K.

(1852-1904)

Le Claire, Florence [H. R. Palmer]

(1834-1907)

Leason, Lyman S.

(1845-?)

Leavitt, W. J. D.

(1841-1893)

Leslie, Charles Eddy

(1845-1893)

Lewis, Carrie Nichols Bullard

(1865-1951)

Women Composer Index

Lloyde, D. Hayden

(1835-1922)

Loeffler, Charles Martin

(1861-1935)

Loomis, Geo. B.

(1833-1887)

Loomis, Harvey Worthington

(1865-1930)

Lowden, C. Harold

(1883-1963)

Lowden, Clinton D.

(1891-1959)

Lusk, Alf

(1829-1909)

Lutkin, Peter Christian

(1858-1931)

MacDowell, Edward Alexander

(1860-1908)

Main, Hubert P.

(1839-1925)

Marks, J. Christopher

(1863-1946)

Listed in: BRITANNIA

Marshall, Leonard Babbidge

(1847-1913)

Martin, S. Wesley

(1839-1926)

Mason, Daniel Gregory

(1873-1953)

Mason, Lowell

(1792-1872)

Mason, William

(1829-1908)

McCaskey, J. P.

(1837-1937)

McGranahan, H. H.

(1854-1931)

McGranahan, Jas.

(1840-1907)

McMurray, Edward P.

(1855-1946)

McPhail, M. L.

(1854-1931)

Mehner, Gustav

(1872-1929)

Miles, C. Austin

(1868-1946)

Moore, A. Lam.

(1852-1931)

Moore, Chas. L.

(1856-1942)

Moore, Marcellus W.

(1860-1940)

Moore, William E.

(1858-1933)

 Morrison, Charles P.

(1837-1909)

Morton, Alexander B.

(1855-1921)

Murray, James R.

(1841-1905)

Myers, S. S.

(1856-1935)

Naff, Edward D.

(1880-1944)

Neidlinger, William Harold

(1863-1924)

Noble, Thomas Tertius

(1867-1953)

North, Jas. M.

(1835-?)

Ogden, William Augustine

(1841-1897)

Oraz [H. R. Palmer]

(1834-1907)

Osgood, Geo. L.

(1844-1922)

Oslin, S. J.

(1858-1928)

Owst, W. G.

(1861-1928)

Paine, John Knowles

(1839-1906)

Palmer, H. R.

(1834-1907)

Parker, Horatio

(1863-1919)

Parker, J. C. D.

(1828-1916)

Parks, James Asher

(1863-1945)

Parry, Joseph

(1841-1903)

Listed in: BRITANNIA

Pease, Frederic Henry

(1839-1909)

Pease, Jessie Louise

(1865-?)

Women Composer Index

Penfield, S. N.

(1837-1920)

Perkins, Edward A.

(1834-1922?)

Phillips, Philip

(1834-1895)

Pike, Marshall S.

(1818-1901)

Platte, Albert W.

(1860-1916)

Pollock, Chas. Edw.

(1853-1924)

Pound, Edwin T.

(1833-1919)

Pratt, Cyrus C.

(1833-1914)

Pratt, John Haraden

(1848-1938)

Protheroe, Daniel

(1866-1934)

Randall, Ransom H.

(1847-1923)

Rheem, John H.

(1835-1918)

Rhys-Herbert, William

(1868-1921)

Rice, Elihu S.

(1827-1912)

Robjohn, W. J. [Caryl Florio]

(1843-1920)

Rogers, James Hotchkiss

(1857-1940)

Root, Fred. W.

(1846-1916)

Root, George F.

(1820-1895)

Ruebush, James H.

(1865-1948)

Ruggles, J. W.

(1837-1898)

Russell, Louis Arthur

(1854-1925)

Saar, Louis Victor

(1868-1937)

Scott, Clara H.

(1841-1897)

Women Composer Index

Seward, Theodore F.

(1835-1902)

Shelley, Harry Rowe

(1858-1947)

Sherwin, William Fiske

(1826-1888)

Shirley, John B.

(1860-1954)

Showalter, A. J.

(1858-1924)

Simms, Frank Henry

(1853-1901)

Sliffe, Albert G.

(1867-1923)

Smith, David Stanley

(1877-1949)

Smith, Wilson George

(1855-1929)

Shouthard, Lucien H.

(1827-1881)

Sprague, Nathan B.

(1863-1938)

Stearns, Theodore

(1881-1935)

Steele, Clarence T.

(1860-1912)

Sternberg, Constantin Ivanovich von

(1852–1924)

Sterry, John A.

(1834-1902)

Stewart, N. Coe

(1838-1921)

Stillman, J. M.

(1834-1917)

Straub, S. W.

(1842-1899)

Sturgis, George R.

(1848-1928)

Sudds, William F.

(1843-1920)

Tallmadge, Emily B.

(1840-1900)

Women Composer Index

Taylor, R. S.

(1838-1918)

Tenney, John Harrison

(1840-1918)

Thomas, J. R.

(1829-1896)

Thompson, Henry S.

(1824-1901)

Tinker, M. Z.

(1834-1914)

Towne, T. Martin

(1835-1912)

Tracy, George L.

(1855-1921)

Turley, Sanford S.

(1846-1914)

Unseld, B. C.

(1843-1923)

Vail, S. J.

(1818-1884)

Van Alstyne, Alexander

(1831-1902)

van der Stucken, Frank

(1858-1929)

Veazie, George A.

(1835-1915)

Wallace, Wm. Vincent

(1812-1865)

Ward, Frank E.

(1872-1953)

Weaver, T. B.

(1858-1944)

Webb, George James

(1803-1887)

Wells, Flora Ellis

(1845-1929)

Women Composer Index

Westhoff, Frank W.

(1863-1938)

Whiting, Arthur B.

(1861-1936)

Whiting, Charles E.

(1833-1923)

Whiting, George E.

(1840-1923)

Williams, William A.

(1834-1891)

Wimmerstedt, E. A.

(1838-1883)

Winner, Sep.

(1827-1902)

Wood, Theodore

(1824-1895)

Work, Henry Clay

(1832-1884)

Wyman, C. M.

(1834-1870)

Yoder, J. W.

(1872-1956)

York, Francis L.

(1861-1955)