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John Sebastian Bach Hodges

HODGES, John Sebastian Bach.  b. Bristol, Gloucestershire, England, 12 January 1830; d. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 4 February 1895.  An Episcopal priest, Hodges composed several hymn tunes, including EUCHARISTIC HYMN, that are found in present-day hymnals. J. Sebastian B. Hodges (as his name often appears) was the son of Edward Hodges* and brother of Faustina Hasse Hodges*, George Frederick Handel Hodges (1822-1842), and Jubal Hodges (1828-1870).  The latter was also an Episcopal priest, and all three siblings were musicians. Hodges received the AB (1850) and AM (1853) degrees from Columbia College (now Columbia University) in New York City.  During 1850-1854, he was also a student at...

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