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Faustina H. Hodges

HODGES, Faustina Hasse.  b. Malmesbury, Wiltshire, England, 7 August 1823; d. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 4 February 1895.  Daughter of Edward Hodges* and brother of John Sebastian Bach Hodges*, Faustina Hodges was a composer of church music, including hymn tunes, as well as secular songs. Named after opera singer Faustina Bordoni (1697-1781) and her husband, the composer Johann Adolf Hasse (1699-1783), Faustina Hodges was baptized 5 September 1823 in the Moravian Church, East Tytherton, about ten miles south of Malmesbury.  Her mother had been confirmed in the same church seven years earlier, and ‘her early education was pursued in a private Moravian school in Bristol’ (Fairbanks, p...

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