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organist , consultant hymns in church worship

Reginald Ley Mcall, British organist, consultant hymns in church worship. Member of committee on worship Federal Council of Churches; member National Association of Organists (chairman of the executive committee 1920-1926, president 1926-1929, vice president 1930), Hymn Society of America (president 1931-1933.

Background

Mcall, Reginald Ley was born on August 20, 1878 in Bocking, Essex County, England. Son of Review Robert and Elizabeth (Lonsdale) Mcall.

Education

Educated schools of Tonbridge and Weymouth, England. Bachelor of Arts, Johns Hopkins, 1900. Student Peabody Conservatory of Music, Baltimore.

Doctor of Music, honorary, Hanover (Indiana) College, 1943.

Career

Came to the United States, 1897, naturalized, 1923. Organist St. John’s Church, Georgetown, District of Columbia, 1901-1902. Representative and organ expert, Estey Organ Company, New York, 1903-1917.

Organist Church of the Covenant, New York, 1902-1950. Founder, 1924, and director Training School in Church School Music, New New York.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Practical Church School Music, and many articles and pamphlets on musical subjects, also research pamphlets on merchant seamen.

Membership

Member of committee on worship Federal Council of Churches. Member National Association of Organists (chairman of the executive committee 1920-1926, president 1926-1929, vice president 1930), Hymn Society of America (president 1931-1933. Clubs: Quill, St. Wilfrid, National Arts.

Connections

Married Sarah A. Burwell, June 23, 1903 (deceased, August 29, 1950).; married second, May deForest Payne, February 2, 1952. Children: Sarah Burwell (Mistress.

father:
Review Robert Mcall

mother:
Elizabeth (Lonsdale) Mcall

spouses:
Sarah A. Burwell

May deForest Payne

child:
Sarah Burwell (Mrs Mcall