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Carr, Benjamin

publisher, composer, organ, musician, composer, educator

born: 12 Sep 1768 London, England Source: 1  

born: 1769 Source: 2,3  

died: 24 May 1831 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania / state, USA Source: 1  

The Music Sack has 53 items with information about Benjamin Carr:


Young, Carlton R.
Companion to the United Methodist hymnal
Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1993, 940 p.

Number of People : 691


Siek, Stephen
Benjamin Carr's theatrical career
American Music, vol 11, no.2, 1993, p. 158-184

Number of People : 1


Smith, Kyle
Catalog of the music of Pennsylvania composers
Vol. I: Orchestral Music
Wynnewood, Penn: Pennsylvania Composers Forum, 1992, 60 p.

Number of People : 185


Borroff, Edith
Clark, J. Bunker
American opera : a checklist
By Edith Borroff
Edited by J. Bunker Clark
Detroit: Harmonie Park Press, 1992, 334 p.

Number of People : 2,319


Sadie, Stanley
Krummel, Donald W.
The new Grove handbooks in music, music printing and publishing
Edited by D.W. Krummel and Stanley Sadie
London: Macmillan Press, 1990, 615 p.

Number of People : 954


Devenney, David P.
Early American choral music : an annotated guide
By David P. DeVenney
Berkeley, California: Fallen Leaf Press, 1988, 149 p.

Number of People : 32


Clark, J. Bunker
The dawning of American keyboard music
New York: Greenwood Press, 1988

Number of People : 78


Sadie, Stanley
Hitchcock, H. Wiley
The new Grove dictionary of American music
edited by H. Wiley Hitchcock and Stanley Sadie
New York, N.Y. : Grove's Dictionaries of Music, 1986. 4 v.

Number of People : 3,993


Composers and arrangers

The above item is part of :
Rogal, Samuel J.
Guide to hymn tunes of American methodism
Compiled by Samuel J. Rogal
New York: Greenwood Press, 1986
      (Series: Music Reference Collection; 7)

Number of People : 478


Clark, J. Bunker
The Solo Piano Sonata in Early America : Hewitt to Heinrich
American Music, 02-3, 1984, p. 27-46

Number of People : 7


Gillespie, Johan
Gillespie, Anna
A bibliography of nineteenth-century American piano music.
With location sources and composer biography-index
Johan Gillespie and Anna Gillespie
Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1984
      (Series: Music Reference Collection; 2)

Number of People : 242


Butterworth, Neil
A dictionary of American composers
New York: Garland, 1984

Number of People : 525


Gleason, Harold
Early American music : music in America from 1620 to 1920
Bloomington, Indiana: Frangipani Press, 1981
      (Series: Music Literature Outlines: Series III)

Number of People : 129

 1980 Source: 1

Sadie, Stanley
The new Grove dictionary of music and musicians
London: Macmillan, 1980

Number of People : 20,506


Robijns, Jozef
Zijlstra, Miep
Algemene muziek enciclopedie
hoofdred., J. Robijns en Miep Zijlstra
Haarlem: De Haan, [1979]-1984

Number of People : 16,262

 1977 Source: 3

Stieger, Franz
Teil II: Komponisten
Tutzing: Hans Schneider, 1977

Number of People : 9,633


Meyer, Eve Rose
Benjamin Carr's Musical Miscellany.
Notes 33/2 (December 1976): 253-65.

Number of People : 1



p. 273 In:
Higginson, J. Vincent
Handbook for American catholic hymnals
Springfield, Ohio: Hymn Society of America, 1976

Number of People : 300


Resch, Rita Marje
Carman, Judith E.
Gaeddert, William Kenneth
Art-song in the United States 1801-1976
An annotated bibliography
By Judith E. Carman, William K. Gaeddert, Rita M. Resch
National Association of Teachers of Singing, Inc., 1976, 308 p.

Number of People : 370


Lehman, Carroll James
Benjamin Carr. His contribution to early American solo vocal literature
Iowa (Iowa City). 1975. dissertation.

Number of People : 1


Lehman, Carroll James
Benjamin Carr : His Contribution to Early American Solo Vocal Literature.
Iowa. 1975. D.M.A. dissertation. 181p.
  - Dissertation Abstracts International: 36/4 (October 1975): 1892-A.
  - Microfilm: 75-23060

Number of People : 1


Claghorn, Charles Eugene
Biographical dictionary of American music
West Nyack, N.Y.: Parker Pub. Co., 1974, 491 p.

Number of People : 3,156


Withite, Charles S.
An Early American Organist.
Clavier 12/2 (February 1973): 25-31.

Number of People : 1


Wilhite, Charles S.
An early American organist
Clavier, 12/2, 1973, p. 29-31

Number of People : 1


Cornwall, J. Spencer
Stories of our Mormon hymns
Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Co., 1971, 304 p.

Number of People : 265


Doran, Carol Ann
The Influence of Raynor Taylor and Benjamin Carr on the Church Music in Philadelphia at the Beginning of the Nineteenth Century.
Eastman School of Music (Rochester, N.Y.). 1970. Ph.D. 2 vols.

Number of People : 2


Sprenkle, Charles A.
The Life and Works of Benjamin Carr (1768-1831)
Peabody Conservatory of Music (Baltimore). 1970. D.M.A. dissertation. 2 vols., 493p.

Number of People : 1


Biographical sketches

p. 293 In:
Hixon, D.L.
Music in early America
A bibliography of music in Evans
Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1970, 607 p.

Number of People : 177


Smith, Ronnie L.
The Church Music of Benjamin Carr (1768-1831)
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. 1969. Ph.D. 305p.

Number of People : 1


Bellows, George Kent
Howard, John Tasker
A short history of music in America
By John Tasker Howard and George Kent Bellows
New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1967, 496 p.

Number of People : 151


Daniel, Ralph T.
The Anthem in New England before 1800
Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 1966.
New York: Da Capo Press, 1979. xvi, 282 p.

Number of People : 1

Descriptive note


Davis, Helen E.
The Carrs, a Musical Family.
Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine 24 (1965): 57-68.

Number of People : 1


Lowens, Irving
Music and musicians in early America
New York: W.W. Norton, [1964], 328 p.

Number of People : 10


Appendix (I)

p. 1001 In:
Smith, Carleton Sprague
Sprague-Smith, Carleton
Wolfe, Richard J.
Secular music in America 1801-1825
A bibliography by Richard J. Wolfe
Introduction by Carleton Sprague Smith
New York: New York Public Library, 1964

Number of People : 57


[biographical article]

The above item is part of :
Smith, Carleton Sprague
Sprague-Smith, Carleton
Wolfe, Richard J.
Secular music in America 1801-1825
A bibliography by Richard J. Wolfe
Introduction by Carleton Sprague Smith
New York: New York Public Library, 1964

Number of People : 337


Wunderlich, Charles Edward
A history and bibliography of early American musical periodicals, 1782-1852
By Charles Edward Wunderlich
1962, 783 p.
       Note: A dissertation submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the University of Michigan

Number of People : 1,087


Eitner, Robert
Biographisch-bibliographisches Quellen-Lexikon der Musiker und Musikgelehrten
Christlicher Zeitrechnung bis Mitte des neunzehnten Jahrhunderts
Graz: Akademische Druck- u. Verlaganstalt, 1959

Number of People : 26,838


Lowens, Irving (editor)
Benjamin Carr's Federal Overture (1794)
Philadelphia: Musical Americana 1957. 18 S. introduction, 7 S.
       Note: facsimile reproduction of the only copy known.

Number of People : 1


Lyons, James
Howard, John Tasker
Our American music : three hundred years of it
Third edition, revised and reset.
With supplementary chapters by James Lyons
New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1954, 841 p.

Number of People : 649

More Details : (1 Section)


Haeussler, Armin
The story of our hymns
The handbook to the hymnal of the evangelical and reformed church
St. Louis, Missouri: Eden Publishing House, 1952, 1088 p.

Number of People : 575


Bio-bibliographical index of musicians in the United States of America since colonial times
Prepared by the District of Columbia Historical Records Survey Division of Community Service Programs Works project Administration
Washington, DC: 1941, 439 p.

Number of People : 10,576

 1940 Source: 2

Rohrer, Gertrude Martin
Music and musicians of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia: Theodore Presser, 1940

Number of People : 237


Baker, Theodore
Baker's biographical dictionary of musicians
Fourth edition revised and enlarged
New York: G. Schirmer, 1940

Number of People : 6,835


Gerson, Robert A.
Music in Philadelphia
Philadelphia: 1940
       Note: A dissertation in music presented to the faculty of the graduate school of the University of Pennsylvania in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of doctor of philosophy

Number of People : 232


Fisher, William Arms
One hundred and fifty years of music publishing in the United States.
An historical sketch with special reference to the pioneer publisher
Oliver Ditson Company, Inc. : 1783-1933
Boston: Oliver Ditson Company, Inc., 1933

Number of People : 141


Redway, Virginia Larkin
The Carrs, American Music Publishers.
Musical Quarterly 18/1 (January 1932): 150-77.

Number of People : 1


Richards, William Henry
Carr genealogy. Benjamin Carr, London, England, born 1592 and descendants in one direct line to 1931.
Coudersport, Pa. 1931, W. H. Richards. 40 10
       Note: I p. Autographic reproduction.

Number of People : 1


Upton, William Treat
Art-song in America
A study in the development of American music
By William Treat Upton
Boston: Oliver Ditson, 1930

Number of People : 124


Vernon, Grenville
Yankee doodle-doo
A collection of songs of the early American stage
Compiled with an introduction & notes
New York: Payson & Clarke, 1927

Number of People : 34


Metcalf, Frank Johnson
American writers and compilers of sacred music
New York: Russell & Russell, 1925, 373 p.

Number of People : 89


Boyd, Charles N.
Pratt, Waldo Selden
Grove's dictionary of music and musicians. American supplement ...
Edited by Waldo S. Pratt. Associate editor: Charles N. Boyd.
New York: 1920

Number of People : 1,335


Stratton, Stephen Samuel
Brown, James D.
British musical biography.
A dictionary of musical artists, authors and composers born in Britain and its colonies.
By James D. Brown and Stephen S. Stratton
Birmingham: S.S. Stratton, 1897, 462 p.

Number of People : 4,164


Hough, Franklin B.
American biographical notes, being short notices of deceased persons, chiefly those not included in Allen's or in Drake's biographical dictionares ...
Albany, N. Y.: 1875

Number of People : 21

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