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John Spencer Camp, American composer, organist. member Conn, Civil Service Reform Association, Municipal Art Society, National Guild Organists (a founder), S.A.R., National Municipal League and Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity.

Background

Camp, John Spencer was born on January 30, 1858 in Middletown, Connecticut, United States. Son of John Newton and Mary (Gleason) Camp.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Wesleyan University, 1878, A.M., 1880, Doctor of Music, 1933. Studied law a year; then music with E. A. Parsons, Shelley, Dudley Buck and Dvorak. Doctor of Music, Trinity College, Hartford, 1921.

Career

Formerly served as organist and choirmaster First Church of Christ (Congressional), Hartford, resigned May 1, 1918. Trustee Hartford Municipal Auditorium, Society for Savings, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut. Member Conn, Civil Service Reform Association, Municipal Art Society, National Guild Organists (a founder), S.A.R., National Municipal League and Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Composer: 46th Psalm (for chorus solos and orchestra). Song of the Winds (ballad for soprano solo, chorus and orchestra). The Prince of Peace (cantata).

      The Morning Star (Christmas cantata). Also anthems, songs and works for orchestra, string quartette, organ and piano. Also The Prince of Life (Easter cantata).

      5 songs to words of Sidney Lanier. Suite for Orchestra, Pilgrim Suite—in three movements. Petite Suite for Violin and Piano, 4 movements.

      Overture for orchestra. The Time Spirit

    • Lex et Veritas, composition for male choruses, piano and organization Was conductor Hartford Philharmonic Orchestra, 1902-1912.

Membership

Member Conn, Civil Service Reform Association, Municipal Art Society, National Guild Organists (a founder), S.A.R., National Municipal League and Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity. Clubs: St. Wilfred’s (New York).

Connections

Married Susie Virginia Healy, 1885.

father:
John Newton Camp

mother:
Mary (Gleason) Camp

spouse:
Susie Virginia Healy