LORENZ, Edmund Simon (E. S.) b. near Canal Fulton, Stark County, Ohio, 13 July 1854; d. Dayton, Ohio, 10 July 1942. He was a self-taught musician, tireless innovator, and highly competitive and successful publisher. He was an important and prolific author whose books informed mainline Protestant church music education whilst attempting to bridge the gap between its contrasting and rival hymnic traditions: the songs of the camp meeting, Sunday school and revival, and the urban church’s worship-song consisting of standard evangelical hymns, metrical psalms, social gospel hymns, and A&M ecumenical repertory.
ES was one of three children born from the union of German immigrants Edward...
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