Benjamin Carr

Benjamin Carr

Birth
Death 24 May 1831 (aged 62)
Burial Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 52097521 · View Source
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Composer. His best known orchestral work was the "Federal Overture" (1794. His memorial was designed by noted architect William Strickland.

Born in London, England

Son of Joseph Carr, brother to Thomas Carr, who were also in the music profession.

Benjamin was a partner with George S. Shetky in Philadelphia from 1803 to 1811. Their firm did various things in the publishing, composing industry. Both Carr and Shetky were the organists at St. Peters, however they also were known to have actually built organs.

Carr was one of the founders of the Musical Fund Society in 1820.


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  • Created by: RPD2
  • Added: 7 May 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 52097521
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Benjamin Carr (12 Sep 1768–24 May 1831), Find a Grave Memorial no. 52097521, citing Saint Peter's Episcopal Churchyard, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by RPD2 (contributor 309) .