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song writer

William Henry Gardner, American song writer.

Background

Gardner, William Henry was born on October 28, 1865 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Charles Russell and Hannah E. (French) Gardner.

Education

Educated Dudley Grammar school and Roxbury High School.

Career

Head of W. H. Gardner & Company, manufacturers cotton goods, since 1898. As a pastime is a lyric author. Best known classical song is “Thy Beaming Eyes” (music by E. A. MacDowell).

And best known popular song, Can’t Yo’ Heah Me Callin’, Caroline (music by Mme. Roma); has written 6 songs with Sir Alexander C. Mackenzie, Royal Academy Music, London, also with Otto Cantor. With Arthur Penn, composer “Smilin’ Through,” with Reginald DeKoven, composer “Robin Hood”.

Author words “Ring Out, Sweet Bells of Peace” (music by Mme. Roma), “peace” song of the World War. Author: Little Songs for Little Singers.

Children’s Treasury of Sacred Song (with Jessie M. Ball). Books of Song Cycles (with others). Operetta, The Debutante (with George Lowell Tracy).

Oratorio, The Lord of Glory (with Doctor Adam Geibel). Sacred cantata, The Lord of Light and Love (with Julian Edwards). Wrote librettos for comic operas, “The Omos of Omona”.

“The Lark of the Larks,” and “Atlantis”. Irish and Scotch Character Songs, music by Clara Lane Murray. Conductor newspaper Column under nom de plume of “Old Timer”.

Home: Winthrop, Mass.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Little Songs for Little Singers. Children’s Treasury of Sacred Song (with Jessie M. Ball). Books of Song Cycles (with others).

      Operetta, The Debutante (with George Lowell Tracy). Oratorio, The Lord of Glory (with Doctor Adam Geibel). Sacred cantata, The Lord of Light and Love (with Julian Edwards).

      Wrote librettos for comic operas, “The Omos of Omona”. “The Lark of the Larks,” and “Atlantis”. Irish and Scotch Character Songs, music by Clara Lane Murray.

      Conductor newspaper Column under nom de plume of “Old Timer”.

Connections

Married Marion B. Hodgson, October 10, 1900 (died 1914). Children: Donald Hodgson, Ruth, Edwin Russell.

father:
Charles Russell Gardner

mother:
Hannah E. (French) Gardner

spouse:
Marion B. Hodgson

children:
Donald Hodgson Gardner

Ruth Gardner

Edwin Russell Gardner