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 John Hyatt Brewer

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John Hyatt Brewer

Birth
Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Death 30 Nov 1931 (aged 75)
Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Burial Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Plot Sec 174 Lot 17275
Memorial ID 150271665 View Source

Name John Hyatt Brewer
Event Type Death
Event Date 30 Nov 1931
Event Place Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States
Gender Male
Age 75
Marital Status Married
Race White
Occupation Musician
Birth Date 18 Jan 1856
Birthplace United States
Burial Date 02 Dec 1931
Cemetery Greenwood
Father's Name Wilham Brewer
Father's Birthplace England
Mother's Name Annie Neil
Mother's Birthplace England
Spouse's Name Cornelia K. Brewer

1875 Census
Wm Brewer Husband Male 50
Ann E Brewer Wife Female 45
John H Brewer Son Male 20
Wm H Brewer Son Male 16
Margaret A Brewer Daughter Female 13

John Hyatt Brewer, organist and conductor, son of William and Annie E. Brewer (Scotch-English) was born in Brooklyn, New York, January 18th, 1856. He began music at seven as a boy soprano in choirs of New York and Brooklyn, with organist Frank Gilder at St. John's Protestant Episcopal Church (Brooklyn) with Dr. H. E. Cutler at Zion Church (New York), with Dr. W. W. Walter at Trinity Chapel (New York), returning to St. John's, where he remained until his fifteenth year. His vocal studies were with Dr. Cutler, Dr. Walter and James M. Wilder. He learned pianoforte and harmony of Rafael Navarro, organ of W. A. M. Diller, V. W. Caufield, S. B. Whiteley and ten years of organ, harmony and composition under Dudley Buck, beginning in 1877. His first organ position was at City Park Chapel, 1871 - 73, thence to Church of the Messiah, 1873 - 77, thence to Clinton Avenue Congregational Church, 1877 - 81, and to the Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church in 1881. Mr. Brewer married Miss Emma A. Thayer on June 27, 1888. He was one of the earliest active members of the New York State Music Teachers' Association, and New York Manuscript Society and was a Fellow of the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences, secretary of the music department; conductor of the various glee clubs and societies, notably for three years of Hoadley Amateur Orchestra, and for nine years of the Caecilia Ladies' Vocal Society; co-founder, fellow and presiding warden (1905 - 08) of the American Guild of Organists; charter member and accompanist for twenty-five years of Brooklyn Apollo Club and elected conductor of same upon retirement of Dudley Buck (1903); professor of music at Adelphi College, 1899 - 1906, and conductor Flatbush Glee (mixed voices) Club, since 1904. Mr. Brewer was a busy instructor in voice, pianoforte, organ and theory. His compositions include for women's voices cantatas "Hesperus" "Sea and the Moon," "Herald of Spring," "Twilight Pictures," etc.; for men's voices "Autumn," "Calvary Song," "Birth of Love," "Since, Sing, Sing, Music Was Given," "Ballad," "The Lord of Dunerberg," (orchestral accompaniment) prize, "Hymn to Apollo," "Break, Break, Break," etc.; for organ "Autumn Sketch," "Indian Summer Sketch," and for mixed voices: "Glad Tidings," "Bedouin Love Song," (prize), and sacred cantata "Holy Night," and other compositions (over 100) comprising sacred and secular songs, duets, quartets, anthem, glees, choruses, pieces for pianoforte, organ and strings, duo for organ and pianoforte, also a suite for orchestra. Four of his compositions received competitive prizes; that of Mason & Hamlin (Boston, Massachusetts) 1890; A. A. Low (Brooklyn, New York) 1894; Schubert Men's Voice Club (Jersey City, New Jersey) 1905, and the W. W. Kimball prize for the Chicago Madrigal Club, 1905.

Taken from "Biographies of Celebrated Organists of America" by William Howard Benjamin, 1908


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  • Added: 6 Aug 2015
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 150271665
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