Founded in 1890 by E.S. Lorenz* in Dayton, Ohio, the company has been under the management of his descendants since that time. In the 1970s and 1980s the company changed its name to Lorenz Industries, and then The Lorenz Corporation. The mainstay of the company for half a century was the gospel hymn and its elaborations in vocal, choral, and keyboard arrangements appearing in subscriptions services and separately published. Under the leadership of Karl K. Lorenz (c.1880-1965) the company survived two major crises: during World War I, when it was publishing mostly in the German language, there was such hatred for the German people and customs that all of anthems had to be translated...
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