Harry J. Lincoln

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Lincoln's 1914 march The Fire Master, played by the U.S. Air Force Band

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Harry James Lincoln (b 13 April 1878 Shamokin, Pennsylvania; d. 19 Apr 1937 Philadelphia) was a music composer from Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Aside from running his own publication company, he wrote many marches and rags, such as the Bees Wax Rag (1911), the Lincoln Highway two step march (1921), and quite possibly the Repasz Band March (1901). This last composition, created for the local Repasz Band (now the oldest brass band still in existence), has also been credited to its trombonist Charles C. Sweeley; however, evidence indicates that Sweeley had bought rights to the march from Lincoln.[1][2]

Lincoln used pseudonyms Abe Losch ("Losch" was the maiden name of his mother), Carl Loveland, and Harry Jay.[3] He died in 1937, at the young age of 59.

Selected compositions[edit]

  • "A Jolly Sailor"
  • "Alameda Waltzes" (1908)
  • "American Emblem" (1923)
  • "Bang Up Two Step' (1913)
  • "Bees Wax Rag" (1911) (Click here to hear it)
  • "Belle of the Season" (1924)
  • "Blaze of Honour" (1915)
  • "Buffalo Flyer"[4]
  • "Canonade" (1928)
  • "Circus Life" (1914)
  • "Dance Of The Fairies" (1912)
  • "Dixie A Rag Caprice" (1911)
  • "Dreaming at Twilight" (1915)
  • "Dreamy Swanee Lullaby" — a collaboration of Lincoln and George C. Pennington — (1917)
  • "Emblem of Peace" (1923)
  • "Empire Express"[4]
  • "Excuse Me But Isn't Your Name Johnson?" (1907)
  • "Ferns and Flowers"
  • "Flowers of the Forest"
  • "Garden of Lilies" (1913)
  • "Girls of America" (1923)
  • "Midnight Special"[4]
  • "Palm Limited[4]
  • "Sunset Limited" (1910)[4]
  • "Halley's Comet Rag" (1910)
  • "The Iron Division" (1919)

Family[edit]

Lincoln married Lottie Mae Lincoln sometime around 1898.[5] They had a daughter, Margaret.[6]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

General references

  • The Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music, Composers and their music, supplement, by William H. Rehrig, Integrity Press, Westerville, Ohio (1996)

Inline citations

  1. ^ "Repasz Band". Retrieved 28 Sep 2011. 
  2. ^ The Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music, Composers and their music, two volumes, by William H. Rehrig, Integrity Press, Westerville, Ohio (1991)
  3. ^ Bill Edwards, Harry J. Lincoln www.ragpiano.com
  4. ^ a b c d e "Sunset Limited". Duke University. Retrieved 2011-12-06. 
  5. ^ US Census 1900
  6. ^ Out of Town, Williamsport Gazette (Pennsylvania), pg. 3, col 3, August 15, 1911