Seth Bingham

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Seth Daniels Bingham (April 16, 1882 – June 21, 1972) was an American organist and prolific composer.

Biography[edit]

He was born in Bloomfield, New Jersey. He studied at Yale University, gaining a B.A. in 1904. Taking time to also study in Paris,[1] he earned his B.Mus. from Yale in 1908, and subsequently taught theory, composition and organ[1] at Yale from 1908–1919. Beginning in 1913 he was organist and choirmaster at Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church in New York, a position he held until his 1951 retirement.[1] He was an associate professor at Columbia University from 1920–1954, and lectured at the School of Sacred Music at Union Theological Seminary from 1953–1965.

Compositions[edit]

Works composed include orchestral, choral, and chamber music, but most of his compositions have been for organ.[1]

  • Suite for Organ "Baroques"[1] Op. 41 (1944), dedicated to E. Power Biggs.
    • 1. Overture
    • 2. Rondo Ostinato
    • 3. Sarabande
    • 4. Rhythmic Trumpet
    • 5. Voluntary

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Gleason, Harold. "Seth Bingham". American Organ Music (LP Record). Catharine Crozier. Rochester, New York: Kendall Recording Corporation. LP 2555. 

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