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Hugh T. McElrath

McELRATH, Hugh Thomas. b. Murray, Kentucky, USA, 13 November 1921; d. Penney Farms, Florida, USA, 8 May 2008. Renowned Southern Baptist hymnologist, seminary professor, church musician, and music missionary who combined high intellectual achievement and skilled musicianship with a devout Christian faith rooted in Baptist tradition. McElrath attended Murray State College [today Murray State University], Murray, Kentucky (BA, 1943), and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (SBTS), Louisville, Kentucky (BSM, 1947; MSM, 1948), MSM thesis, ‘The Improvement of Baptist Worship through Music’. He earned his doctorate at the Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester, Rochester, New...

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