Komponisten : Doane, William Howard (1832-1916)

Born: February 3, 1832, Preston, Connecticut.

Died: December 23, 1915, Rhode Island.

Buried: Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum, Cincinnati, Ohio.

A gifted musician, Doane helped direct music while attending the Woodstock Academy; within two years he had published his first composition. Although he called music his ?avocation,? he produced over 2,000 hymn tunes in his lifetime. However, his main trade was secular: He was president of the J. A. Fay woodworking machinery company, and an extremely successful businessman. He also served as Sunday School superintendent and choir director at the Mount Auburn Baptist Church in Cincinnati, Ohio, and bequeathed large sums to various causes. The Doane Memorial Music Building in Chicago, Illinois, was named after him. His works include:

* Sabbath School Gems, 1862
* Songs of Devotion, 1868
* The Silver Spray (Cincinnati, Ohio: John Church & Co., 1868)
* Songs of Devotion (New York: 1870)
* Pure Gold for the Sunday School (New York: 1871)
* Welcome Tidings: A New Collection of Sacred Songs for the Sunday School (with Robert Lowry & Ira Sankey) (New York: Biglow & Main, 1877)
* Gospel Hymn and Tune Book, with Robert Lowry (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: 1879)
* Glorious Praise, with William Kirkpatrick (Louisville, Kentucky: The Baptist Book Concern, 1904)
* Song Evangel (Louisville, Kentucky: 1906)

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