The New International Encyclopædia/Boott, Francis

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BOOTT, Francis (1813-1904). An American composer, born in Boston, Mass., of English parentage. He studied music in Florence and became honorary professor in the Academy of Fine Arts. His first work appeared under the name of Telford. Among his songs are Tennyson's Break, Break, Break; Longfellow's Kyrie Eleison; and Thackeray's Rose upon the Balcony. He also composed a Mass for voices and orchestra; Te Deum; Miserere; Maria Mater; The Sands o' Dee (Kingsley's poem); and We Two to words of Jean Ingelow.