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Hiram Clarence Eddy was a United States organist and composer.

Background

Eddy, Clarence was born on June 23, 1851 in Greenfield, Massachusetts, United States. Son of George Sanger and Silence (Cheney) Eddy.

Education

Began musical education at age of 11. Studied under Dudley Buck at Hartford, Connecticut, 1867. Organist Bethany Church, Montpelier, Vermont, 1868-1871.

Studied piano under Loeschorn and organ under August Haupt, Berlin, 1871-1874.

Career

Church, Chicago, 1874-1876. Afterward organist and choirmaster First Presbyterian Church, 17 years, and became director Hershey School of Musical Art, 1875. Played at Vienna Exposition, 1873, Centennial Exposition, 1876, Paris Exposition, 1889, Chicago Exposition, 1893, Pan-American Exposition, 1901, St. Louis Exposition, 1904, Panama P.I. Exposition, 1915.

Author of organ works: The Church and Concert Organist (3 vols.). The Organ in Church, and Concert Pieces for the Organ. Pipe Organ Method (6 vols.).

Home: Winnetka, Ill.

Achievements

  • In 1877-79 he gave a series of 100 organ recitals, with entirely different programs, a memorable achievement in American musical annals.

Works

Connections

father:
George Sanger Eddy

mother:
Silence (Cheney) Eddy