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composer , conductor

Lucien Southard was an American conductor, who directed concerts at the Peabody Institute following the tenure of James Monroe Deems.

Background

Southard, Lucien was born on February 4, 1827 in Sharon, Vermont, United States. Son of Alva Southard.

Education

Attended Trinity College, Hartford Connecticut, 1844-1846. Studied music, Boston, circa 1847-1850.

Career

Of music Boston Public Schools, 1851-1858. Choir director, music teacher, Norfolk, Virginia, 1858-1861. Organist North Congregational Church, Hartford, Connecticut, 1858-1861.

Commissioned captain calvary United States Army, 1862, served in Army of Potomac, 1862-1865. Returned to Boston, 1865, composed pieces for use in church. Taught music, 1865-1868.

Appointed 1st director Peabody Institute, conservatory in Baltimore, 1868. Active as choral director and composer, Boston, 1871-1875. Composer (opera) Omano (presented in Boston), 1858.

(compositions for church services) Ave Maria, Te Deum and Jubilate, Two Masses (1867), The Standard Singing School (1868). Compiler: (with Benjamin F. Baker) The Haydn Collection of Church Music, 1850. The Union Glee Book, 1852.

Works

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    • Composer (opera) Omano (presented in Boston), 1858. (compositions for church services) Ave Maria, Te Deum and Jubilate, Two Masses (1867), The Standard Singing School (1868). Compiler: (with Benjamin F. Baker) The Haydn Collection of Church Music, 1850.

      The Union Glee Book, 1852.

Connections

father:
Alva Southard. Southard