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James R. Sydnor

SYDNOR, James Rawlings. b. Floyd County, Georgia, 8 March 1911; d. Richmond, Virginia, 28 November 1999. Sydnor was one of five children born into the marriage of Presbyterian minister, G. G. Snyder (b. 1864), whose family name was changed to Sydnor in a census of 1900, and Evelyn Aiken Sackett (1875-1939). Sydnor was educated at Hampton-Sydney College, Hampton-Sydney, Virginia (1929-1931), Westminster Choir College, Princeton, New Jersey (BM 1935, MM 1938), Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey (BA 1938), and the School of Sacred Music, Union Theological Seminary, New York City (DSM 1948). Sydnor was both a practitioner and teacher of church music. He served as organist and...

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