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Charles Henry Morse, American organist, conductor.

Background

Morse, Charles Henry was born on January 5, 1853 in Bradford, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Eben D., and Mary A. Morse.

Education

Graduate N.E. Conservatory of Music, 1873. Boston University College of Music, 1876, Museum Bac., 1877. Honorary Master of Arts, Dartmouth, 1915.

Career

Started as teacher of piano and organ N.E. Conservatory of Music, 1873-1877. 1st professor music and director College of Music, Wellesley College, 1875-1884. Founder and director Northwestern Conservatory of Music, Minneapolis, 1885-1891.

Organist and choirmaster Plymouth Church, Brooklyn, 1891-1899. Previously in various chs., principally in Boston, from age of 15. Also St. Paul, 1885, and Minneapolis later.

First director of music, 1901-1916, and first professor music, 1916-1918, Dartmouth College. Conductor of Gounod Club, Minneapolis, Minnesota, and of Connecticut Valley Choir Union. Musical editor Plymouth Hymnal.

Retired on Carnegie pension, 1924. Trustee N.E. Conservatory of Music. Vice president Brooklyn Institute Arts and Sciences (music department) from its organization.

Editor: (for organ) The Church Organist, 2 vols. The Junior Church Organist. The Contemporary Organist and March Album.

(for female voices) The Wellesley Collection. Short and Easy Anthems (mixed voices), 1904. Songs for the Chapel (for male voices), 1909.

Easy Anthems, 1925. Home: Riverdale, N.H.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Editor: (for organ) The Church Organist, 2 vols. The Junior Church Organist. The Contemporary Organist and March Album.

      (for female voices) The Wellesley Collection. Short and Easy Anthems (mixed voices), 1904. Songs for the Chapel (for male voices), 1909.

      Easy Anthems, 1925.

Connections

Married Frances S. N. Kimball, December 24, 1874 (died 1917).; married second, May C. Conant, May 1, 1918 (died 1922). Children: Nathaniel Niles, Harold Marston.

father:
Eben D.

mother:
Mary A. Morse

spouses:
Frances S. N. Kimball

May C. Conant

children:
Nathaniel Niles Morse

Harold Marston Morse