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FOOTE, Arthur William, musician, born in Salem, Massachusetts, 5 March 1853. He studied composition with Stephen A. Emery, and later with Professor John K. Paine at Harvard, where he was graduated in 1874, and in 1875 took the degree of A. M. for a special course in music. He then settled in Boston, and studied the organ and pianoforte under B. J. Lang. His published works include about twenty compositions for the pianoforte, songs, vocal quartettes, three pieces for violoncello and pianoforte, three pieces for violin and pianoforte, a string quartette; a trio for pianoforte, violin and violoncello, which was played at the meeting of the Music teachers' national association, 1 July 1886, and at one of the London Monday popular concerts in February 1887, and a scene from " Hiawatha" for male chorus, solo, and orchestra, produced by the Apollo club, Boston, in May 1886. Among his unpublished works are a suite for string orchestra, played in one of the Boston symphony concerts in Nay, 1886, and in one of the London symphony concerts in January 1887, and an overture for orchestra, "In the Mountains." He has also translated Jean Paul Riehter's "Fugue " (Boston, 1875).
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