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Charles Hutchinson Gabriel

GABRIEL, Charles Hutchinson. b. Wilton, Ohio, 18 August 1856; d. Hollywood, California, 15 September 1932. Following in his father’s footsteps, Charles Gabriel became a singing school teacher at age 16, and after 1887 served as music director in the Grace Methodist Church in San Francisco. He settled in Chicago, the center for evangelical and revivalist publishing, in 1892, where he devoted the rest of his life to writing, composing, editing, and publishing. A list of his works includes over 7,000 Sunday-school songs, gospel hymns, anthems, cantatas, and almost a hundred collections. Terry W. York comments that Gabriel, in contrast to others who composed gospel hymns exclusively for singing...

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