The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Eddy, Clarence

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EDDY, Clarence, American organist and composer: b. Greenfield, Mass., 23 June 1851. He studied under Buck in Hartford, counterpoint under Haupt, and piano under Loeschhorn in Berlin. In 1874-76 he was organist of the First Congregational Church, Chicago; afterward organist and choirmaster of the First Presbyterian Church for 17 years and from 1875 to 1908 was director of the Hershey School of Musical Art. In 1877-79 he gave a series of 100 organ recitals, with entirely different programs, a memorable achievement in Amencan musical annals. He has played at several expositions in America and abroad, and has given recitals in the principal American and European cities. He has composed several works for the organ and has written ‘The Church and Concert Organist’ (3 vols., 1885); ‘The Organ in Church’ (1887); ‘Concert Pieces for the Organ’ (1889), and a translation of Haupt's ‘Counterpoint, Fugue, and Double Counterpoint’ (1876).