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EMERSON, Luther Orlando, musician, born in Parsonsfield, Maine, 3 August 1820. He began the study of music at the age of twenty-four, and has devoted himself to teaching singing classes and to writing vocal school exercises and Church music, in Boston, Salem, and West Greenfield, Massachusetts. Mr Emerson is well known as the conductor of numerous musical festivals and conventions in all parts of the Union. Besides occasional pieces in the form of sheet music, he has written and compiled many collections of Church music. Among them " The Romberg Collection" (Boston, 1853); "The Golden Wreath" (1857); "The Golden Harp" (1858); "The Sabbath Harmony" (1860); "The Harp of Judah" (1863); "Merry Chimes " (1865); "Jubilate " (1866); and sundry other collections.
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