Charles Hutcheson

HUTCHESON, Charles. b. Glasgow, 1792; d. Glasgow, 20 January 1860. He lived all his life in Glasgow and worked in business there. He was a member of St George’s Parish church (now St George’s Tron Church). He was an amateur composer, and had a fine singing voice. He published Christian Vespers (1832), containing hymn tunes. He is known for the tune STRACATHRO, composed probably ca. 1849, and published in a collection entitled Mitchison’s Improved and Enlarged Edition of Robertson’s Selection of Sacred Music (1851). It was published in the Public School Hymn Book (1919), harmonized by Geoffrey Shaw* and in RCH, harmonized by David Evans*. It became very popular when sung by the Glasgow...

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