George C. Stebbins

STEBBINS, George Coles. b. East Carlton, New York, 26 February 1846; d. Catskill, New York, 6 October 1945. Stebbins was a prominent and abiding northern Baptist composer, compiler, soloist, and song leader of 19th- and early 20th-century urban revivals in the UK and the USA. Following his education in an academy in Albany, and early experiences in singing schools (see USA hymnody, music*), he studied music in Buffalo, New York City, and Rochester, where he sang tenor in a church solo quartet. Moving to Chicago he was a clerk in the Lyon & Healy Music Company, directed music at The First Baptist Church, and was a charter member of the famous male ensemble, The Apollo Musical Club [now...

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