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Hamilton Crawford Macdougall, American organist.

Background

Macdougall, Hamilton Crawford was born on October 15, 1858 in Warwick, Rhode Island, United States. Son of Alexander and Ann Francis (Briggs) Macdougall.

Education

Educated public schools, Providence, 1867-1877, educated in music under private instruction of Juris Canonici Doctor, Juris Civilis Doctor Parker, Bachelor of Science Whitney, Bachelor of Journalism Language of Boston, and Robert Bonner, of Providence, Doctor E.H. Turpin, of London. Honorary Museum Doctor, Brown U., 1901. Associate (by examination) Royal College of Organists, London.

Career

1 son, Robert Beede; married second, Elisabeth Gleason, June 22, 1936. Elected dean of the New England Chapter of the American Guild of Organists for 3 years, in 1908. Organist Central Baptist Church, Providence, 1882-1895.

At Harvard Church (Bóston-Brookline), 1895-1900. Professor music, Wellesley, 1900-1927. Manager Wellesley College Concert Fund, 1900-1938.

Traveled and studied in England, Germany, and Switzerland. Special lecturer in music at Brown U., 1908-1909, 1910-1912. Extension lecturer, Brown U., and lecturer, Brooklyn Institute Arts and Sciences, various years.

Founder American Guild Organists (dean Massachusetts Chapter, 1908-1909, American College Musicians. President Rhode Island Musical Association, 1893-1894. Author: Early New England Psalmody.

An Historical Appreciation, 1620-1820, 1940. Studies in Melody Playing (2 vols.). National Graded Course (7 vols).

Sacred Music; Music for Women’s Voices. First Lessons in Improvisation. Dramatic Pedal Studies.

Operetta “Long Live the King”. Etc. Organ editor The Musician, 1908-1923. Special writer for The Diapason since 1919.

Home: 29 Dover Road, Wellesley, Massachusetts*.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Early New England Psalmody. An Historical Appreciation, 1620-1820, 1940. Studies in Melody Playing (2 vols.).

      National Graded Course (7 vols). Sacred Music

    • Music for Women’s Voices. First Lessons in Improvisation.

      Dramatic Pedal Studies. Operetta “Long Live the King”. Etc. Organ editor The Musician, 1908-1923.

      Special writer for The Diapason since 1919.

Connections

Married Alice Gertrude Beede, September 1, 1898 (died April.; married second, Elisabeth Gleason, June 22, 1936.

father:
Alexander Macdougall

mother:
Ann Francis (Briggs) Macdougall

spouses:
Alice Gertrude Beede

Elisabeth Gleason