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George Balch Nevin, American composer.

Background

Nevin, George Balch was born on March 15, 1859 in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Samuel Williamson and Harriet Macomb (Balch) Nevin.

Education

Educated Cumberland Valley State Normal school and 2 years at Fafayette College. Honorary Master of Arts, Lafayette, 1915, Museum Doctor, 1925.

Career

Writer of sacred songs, duets, anthems and cantatas. Among his compositions may be named: Arise! Shine! for Thy Light Is Come (anthem for Christmas). Four-part songs, My Bonnie Lass She Smileth, It Was a Lover and His Lass, O Mistress Mine, Smile Again, My Bonnie Lassie, O Little Mother of Mine.

Songs, When the Kye Come Hame, Sigh No More, Ladies, The Heavenly Voice, Turn Ye, Even Unto Me, Jesus Word of God Incarnate (Ave Verum), O Taste and See, O Lord God, to Whom Vengeance Belongeth (war anthem), Sing and Rejoice, Rest in Peace, Ye Flanders Dead, In That Day Shall This Song Be Sung, There Were Shepherds, Once More the Twilight Glow, Ring Out, Wild Bells, Last Night (song), Hail Gladdening Light (anthem), The Vesper Hour at Sea (organ), At the Sepulchre (Easter anthem), God Will Make All Things Right (mixed voices, men’s voices and solo), Into the Woods My Master Went (solo, mixed men’s and women’s voices), The Shepherd’s Evening Prayer (organ), The Day of the Lord Cometh (anthem), The Infant Light (Christmas duet), Beloved, Let Us Love One Another (anthem), The Words on the Cross, Jesus, Do Roses Grow So Red?, The White Comrade (anthem), The Saving Victim (anthem for Lent, mixed voices), George Washington Processional (words by Lillias C. Nevin, mixed voices), The Master’s Garden (anthem for mixed voices). Cantatas—The Crown of Life (for general use, mixed and men’s voices), The Gift of God, The Angel of the Dawn (Easter cantata, mixed voices, words by Lillias C. Nevin), The Incarnation (Christmas cantata, mixed and men’s voices), also The Adoration (Christmas cantata, mixed and men’s voices), and The Crucified, (Easter cantata, words of both by Lillias C. Nevin). Organized “The Victory Drummers,” 1918, 40 in all. averaging about 60 years of age, for patriotic rallies, World War.

Works

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    • Writer of sacred songs, duets, anthems and cantatas. Among his compositions may be named: Arise! Shine! for Thy Light Is Come (anthem for Christmas). Four-part songs, My Bonnie Lass She Smileth, It Was a Lover and His Lass, O Mistress Mine, Smile Again, My Bonnie Lassie, O Little Mother of Mine.

      Songs, When the Kye Come Hame, Sigh No More, Ladies, The Heavenly Voice, Turn Ye, Even Unto Me, Jesus Word of God Incarnate (Ave Verum), O Taste and See, O Lord God, to Whom Vengeance Belongeth (war anthem), Sing and Rejoice, Rest in Peace, Ye Flanders Dead, In That Day Shall This Song Be Sung, There Were Shepherds, Once More the Twilight Glow, Ring Out, Wild Bells, Last Night (song), Hail Gladdening Light (anthem), The Vesper Hour at Sea (organ), At the Sepulchre (Easter anthem), God Will Make All Things Right (mixed voices, men’s voices and solo), Into the Woods My Master Went (solo, mixed men’s and women’s voices), The Shepherd’s Evening Prayer (organ), The Day of the Lord Cometh (anthem), The Infant Light (Christmas duet), Beloved, Let Us Love One Another (anthem), The Words on the Cross, Jesus, Do Roses Grow So Red?, The White Comrade (anthem), The Saving Victim (anthem for Lent, mixed voices), George Washington Processional (words by Lillias C. Nevin, mixed voices), The Master’s Garden (anthem for mixed voices). Cantatas—The Crown of Life (for general use, mixed and men’s voices), The Gift of God, The Angel of the Dawn (Easter cantata, mixed voices, words by Lillias C. Nevin), The Incarnation (Christmas cantata, mixed and men’s voices), also The Adoration (Christmas cantata, mixed and men’s voices), and The Crucified, (Easter cantata, words of both by Lillias C. Nevin). Organized “The Victory Drummers,” 1918, 40 in all. averaging about 60 years of age, for patriotic rallies, World War.

Connections

Married at Easton Pennsylvania, Lillias Clara Dean, April. Children: Kenneth Shadwell (deceased), Gordon Balch, Shirley Dean.

father:
Samuel Williamson Nevin

mother:
Harriet Macomb (Balch) Nevin

spouse:
at Easton Pennsylvania

children:
Kenneth Shadwell Nevin (deceased)

Gordon Balch Nevin

Shirley Dean Nevin