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The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Emerson, Luther Orlando

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EMERSON, Luther Orlando, American composer: b. Parsonsfield, Me., 3 Aug. 1820; d. Hyde Park, Mass., 29 Sept. 1915. He studied music and later taught for eight years in Salem, Mass. He then served as organist and musical director in various churches in Massachusetts, and was the director of about 300 musical festivals and conventions. He published ‘The Romberg Collection’ (1853); ‘The Golden Wreath’ (1857); ‘The Golden Harp’ (1858); ‘The Sabbath Harmony’ (1860); ‘The Heart of Judah’ (1863); ‘Jubilate’ (1866), etc.