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 Luther Orlando Emerson

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Luther Orlando Emerson

Birth
Parsonsfield, York County, Maine, USA
Death 29 Sep 1915 (aged 95)
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 73036933 View Source

Luther Orlando Emerson was an American musician, composer and music publisher. Emerson was born in Parsonsfield, Maine on August 3, 1820. He attended Parsonsfield Seminary and Effingham Academy, originally planning to be a doctor. Later he studied music under Isaac Woodbury. Emerson died September 29, 1915 and is buried in the Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Massachusetts. L. O. Emerson compiled several collections of church music, including "The Romberg Collection" (1853); "The Golden Wreath" (1857); "The Golden Harp" (1858); "The Sabbath Harmony" (1860); "The Harp of Judah" (1863); "Merry Chimes" (1865); "Jubilate" (1866); "Emerson's Vocal Melody" "The Voice of Worship" (1879); and "Anthems of Praise (1886). The tune "Sessions" is one of his most enduring.


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