Horatio Richmond Palmer

PALMER, Horatio Richmond. b. Sherburne, New York, 26 April 1834; d. New York, 15 November 1907. He studied music at Rushford Academy, and at Berlin and Florence, before becoming music director of Rushford Academy. He moved to Chicago in 1861, where he worked until 1874. He then returned to New York, where he became a well known choir conductor and organist of Broome Street Tabernacle. He was the founder of a major choral enterprise, the Church Choral Union, which started in New York in 1881 and spread rapidly to other places. Palmer was a very active publisher and writer of sacred music, establishing a journal, Concordia, in 1866; he also encouraged other writers and composers, such as...

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