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Russell King Miller, American composer, organist. awarded prize as best organ composition by American Guild of Organists), 1903.


Miller, Russell King was born on May 10, 1871 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Review James Russell and Louise E. (King) Miller.


Student Princeton University to sophomore year. Musical education, Philadelphia and New York.


1 daughter, Louise King (Mistress Raymond W. Clawson). Teacher of music, and has served as organist in Holland Presbyterian Church, 1893, First Presbyterian Church, Germantown, 1898, First Baptist Church, 1900, Temple Keneseth Israel, since 1902, all in Philadelphia Compositions: (organ) Symphonic Scherzo, 1895. Nocturne, 1897; Epilogue, 1897.

Festival March (awarded prize as best organ composition by American Guild of Organists), 1903. Concert Overture, 1909. Festival Postlude, 1904.

Impromptu, 1904; Cortège, 1904. Elegy, 1905; Chanson Pastorale, 1907. Berceuse, 1908; Serenade, 1908.

For tenor and organ, recit. and arietta, What Is Man?, 1909. A Christmas Idyl, for solo voices, chorus and organ, 1933. Three Hymns of the Ancient Church, 1934.

Also many compositions for piano, songs and church music. Professor composition and theory of music, Combs College of Music, Philadelphia, 1923—.


Married Emily Meyer Wilson, 1899.

Review James Russell Miller

Louise E. (King) Miller

Emily Meyer Wilson