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composer , organist

Harry Alexander Matthews, British organist, composer. Member American Society Composers.

Background

Matthews, Harry Alexander was born on March 26, 1879 in Cheltenham, England. Son of John A. and Clara (Woods) Matthews.

Education

Studied music with father. Museum D., Muhlenberg College, 1920, University of Pennsylvania, 1924.

Career

Mary. Came to United States, 1899. Teacher, Philadelphia, from 1900. Organist and choirmaster St. Stephen’s Church, Philadelphia Conductor of Philadelphia Music Club Chorus.

Head theoretical department Clarke Conservatory of Music. Associate American Guild Organist.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Authors and Publishers. Wrote over 200 compositions in music, including sacred and secular cantatas, anthems, duets, solos, secular songs, piano and organ pieces, etc. Print works: (cantatas) Life Everlasting.

      The Conversion

    • The Story of Christmas. The Triumph of the Cross. The City of God (in commemoration of of Quadri-Centennial Celebration of Lutheran Church in America).

      (history pageant) The Song of America. Easter Pageant

    • (opera) Hades, Inc.

Membership

Member American Society Composers.

Connections

Married May Gwendolyn Davis, August 1906.

father:
John A. Matthews

mother:
Clara (Woods) Matthews

spouse:
May Gwendolyn Davis