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  • 2017 May 28: Nearer, Still Nearer

    May 28, 2017 10:30

    Lelia (Mrs. C.H.) Morris (1862-1929) was born in Pennsville, Morgan County, Ohio. When her family moved to Malta on the Muskingum River she and her sister and mother had a millinery shop in McConnelsville. She and her husband Charles H. Morris were active in the Methodist Episcopal Church and at the camp meetings in Sebring and Mt. Vernon. She wrote hymns as she did her housework. Although she became blind at age 52 she continued to write hymns on a 28-foot long blackboard that her family had built for her. She is said to have written 1000 texts and many tunes including "Nearer, Still Nearer."

  • 2017 May 21: Granados

    May 21, 2017 10:30

    Andantino, quasi Allegretto Enrique Granados (1867-1916)

    Granados was delighted to come to New York to see his opera Goyescas at the Metropolitan, but it was done so poorly that it gave him more pain than pleasure. (more )


  • 2017 April 30: When I Survey the Wondrous Cross

    April 30, 2017 10:30

    After Isaac Watts (1674-1748) finished college and returned home to Southampton, he wrote many of his now-immortalized hymns for the Above Bar Congregational Church. Then, at age 22, he left home for London to become a tutor. (more )

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