Leonard W. Ellinwood

ELLINWOOD, Leonard Webster. b. Thomaston, Litchfield County, Connecticut, 13 February 1905; d. Washington, DC, 8 July 1994. Leonard Ellinwood was a musicologist, hymnologist, librarian, choral singer, and minister. The son of George Francis Ellinwood (1873–1924) and Lois May Ellinwood (née Magoon) (1874–1925), Leonard grew up in Littleton, New Hampshire and had one younger brother, David (1909–1969). He attended Amherst College (1922–23), graduating from Aurora College (now Aurora University, Illinois) (AB 1926) and Eastman School of Music (MM, PhD, 1936). From an early age, Ellinwood expressed an interest in church choirs, piano, the school orchestra, and the town band. He taught himself...

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