Luther Orlando Emerson
Luther Orlando Emerson was an American musician, composer and music publisher.
Emerson was born in Parsonsfield, Maine on August 3, 1820. He attended Parsonsfield Seminary and Effingham Academy, originally planning to be a doctor. Later he studied music under Isaac Woodbury. He taught for eight years in Salem, Massachusetts. He then served as organist and musical director in various churches in Massachusetts, and was the director of about 300 musical festivals and conventions.
Emerson compiled several collections of church music, including "The Romberg Collection" (1853); "The Golden Wreath" (1857); "The Golden Harp" (1858); "The Sabbath Harmony" (1860); "The Harp of Judah" (1863); "Merry Chimes" (1865); "Jubilate" (1866); "Emerson's Vocal Melody" "The Voice of Worship" (1879); and "Anthems of Praise (1886). The tune "Sessions" is one of his most enduring.
- The New Century Hymnal Companion (Cleveland, Ohio: The Pilgrim Press, 1998), hymn 425.
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Rines, George Edwin, ed. (1920). "Emerson, Luther Orlando". Encyclopedia Americana.
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