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Karl P. Harrington

HARRINGTON, Karl Pomeroy.  b. Great Falls (now Somersworth), New Hampshire, 13 June 1861; d. Berkeley, California, 14 November 1953.  A professor of Latin at Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, Harrington was a music editor of The Methodist Hymnal (New York, 1905) [MH 1905] and composer of hymn tunes.  The best known of these is CHRISTMAS SONG, for the poem ‘There’s a song in the air’ (see below). Until the age of twelve, Harrington was home-schooled.  His mother, Eliza Cynthia Harrington (née Chase, 1824-1916), had taught in several schools, and his father, Calvin Sears Harrington (1826-1886) was a professor of Greek and Latin at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut...

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