Sidney Homer Edit Profile
Boston Latin School, Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts. First mus. studies with George W. Chadwick. Spent 5 years in Germany, studied 3 years at Royal Conservatory of Munich under Joseph Rheinberger: Doctor Music (honorary), Rollins College, 1939.
Curtis Institute Music, 1943.
Born in Boston, Massachusetts on December 9, 1864 (some sources use 1865), he was the youngest child of deaf parents. Sidney Homer died on July 10, 1953 in Winter Park, Florida. Scholarship on Homer was a particular focus of musicologist Harry Colin Thorpe.
Among his most famous songs are "A Banjo Song" (Weeden), "Requiem" (Stevenson), "Casey at the Bat" (Thayer), and "The House that Jack Built" ("Mother Goose").
Member A.S. C.A.P.
Married Louise Dilworth Beatty, January 9, 1895 (deceased. Children: Louise (Mistress Ernes t V. Stires), Sidney, Katharine (Mistress Douglas Fryer), Anne Marie (Mistress William M. Doerflinger) Hester Makepeace (Mistress Robert E. Henry, Junior.
- George Homer
- Anna Maria (Swift) Homer
- Louise Dilworth Beatty
- Katharine Homer (Mistress Douglas Fryer)
- Sidney Homer
- Anne Marie Homer (Mistress William M. Doerflinger) Hester Makepeace (Mistress Robert E. Henry
- Louise Homer (Mistress Ernes t V. Stires)
- Jr Homer