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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 )


  • June 12, 2016: Claudio Merulo

    May 07, 2017 10:30

    Claudio was an Italian composer, publisher and organist of the late Renaissance period, most famous for his innovative keyboard and ensemble music. He was born Claudio Merlotti and Latinised his name (meaning `little blackbird') when he became famous in Venetian cultural clubs. (more )

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