Thomas Philander Ryder

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Thomas Philander Ryder (June 29, 1836 - December 2, 1887) was an American composer, organist, teacher, conductor, and organ builder.

Ryder was born in Cohasset, Massachusetts. He studied with Gustav Satter before taking a post as a church organist in Hyannis. From 1879 he served at the Tremont Temple in Boston. He also served as choirmaster and teacher, and compiled anthologies of sacred and secular partsongs. He was also popular as a composer of hymns and parlor pieces for piano.[1] He died in Somerville, Massachusetts.

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  1. ^ He published at least 124 opus numbers, including sets of works- his opus 124, a Valse caprice for piano, was published in 1886 and renewed by his widow, Eliza J. Ryder, in 1914, according to the Library of Congress
  • "Thomas Philander Ryder". In Greene, David Mason (1985). Biographical Dictionary of Composers. Garden City, New York; Doubleday & Company, Inc.