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John Hopkins Densmore, American composer. Member First Corps Cadets, Boston, 1905-1908.; Member Delta Kappa Epsilon, Institute of 1770, Signet; Club: Harvard of Boston.


Densmore, John Hopkins was born on August 7, 1880 in Somerville, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Charles Dana and Ellen Josephine (Brennen) Densmore.


Graduate work same University.


Began writing music while at college.


  • Other Work

    • Composer and conductor operettas for Hasty Pudding Club, 1904, First Corps Cadets, 1905. Also numerous choral works. Compositions include many songs, cantata, pieces for piano, band and orchestra, etc.

      Recent songs composed: The Lamb. Memory

    • I Must Down to the Seas Again. Roadways

    • Elf and Fairy.

      A Spring Fancy

    • The Voice and the Flute. Nocturne

    • The South Winds Are Blowing. Good Tidings of Great Joy.

      The Nightingale

    • Daffodil Comes Home Today. I Know Where a Garden Grows. Love Song

    • All to Myself.

      My Garden

    • If God Left Only You. The Searchlight

    • Laughing Song. Just for Today

    • God Made a Heart of Gold.

      April, April, Laugh Thy Girlish Laughter. Starry-Night

    • Cigarette Tango. Sea-Fever

    • In Love

    • Longing, Dear, for You.

      A Baby’s Epitaph

    • The Unfurling of the Flag. Cantata for chorus and orchestra, Hail!. Ceres, Hail!

    • piano solo or orchestra, Butterfly, Gardenia, Veritas March.

      Also compositions “Only A Rose,” “Just A Pal Like You,” “The Nicest Kind of Smile,” “My Only Song,” “A Spring Fancy” (operetta), “A Forest Fantasy,” for piano and orchestra, “A Newport Novelty” (operetta). Named as a representative writer of America music by National Federation of Music Clubs.


Member First Corps Cadets, Boston, 1905-1908. Member Delta Kappa Epsilon, Institute of 1770, Signet. Club: Harvard of Boston.


Charles Dana Densmore

Ellen Josephine (Brennen) Densmore