Isaac B. Woodbury

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Isaac Baker Woodbury (October 23, 1819, Beverly, Massachusetts - 1858)[1] was a 19th-century composer and publisher of church music, most famous for publishing The Dulcimer; or, The New York Collection of Sacred Music, one of the best-known collection of Christian hymns of the era.[2] His best-known hymn tunes include Siloam and Esmonton. He also published the American Monthly Musical Review.[3]


  1. ^ Metcalf, pg. 282
  2. ^ Chase, pg. 144
  3. ^ Wright, pg. 367


  • Chase, Gilbert (2000). America's Music: From the Pilgrims to the Present. University of Illinois Press. ISBN 0-252-00454-X.
  • Metcalf, Frank J. (2007). American Writers and Compilers of Sacred Music. Read Books. ISBN 1-4067-5144-8.
  • Wright, Henry Parks (1914). History of the Class of 1868: Yale College, 1864-1914. Yale University Class of 1868. Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Press.

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