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PHILLIPS, Philip, singer, born in Chautauqua county, New York, 13 August, 1834. He developed a talent for music at an early age, and later studied under Lowell Mason. In 1853 he began to conduct singing schools in Alleghany, New York, and in the neighboring towns and cities. He united with the Methodist church with his wife in 1860; before that time he had been a Baptist. In the same year he brought out his first musical publication," Early Blossoms," of which he sold 20,000 copies. The next year he opened a music-store in Cincinnati, where he published "Musical Leaves" (Cincinnati, 1862; revised ed., 1867), which had a sale of 700,000 copies. During the civil war he gave powerful aid to the Christian commission by his services of song in different parts of the country. In 1866 he came to New York, and two years later he visited England, where he held services in all parts of the country. He also prepared, for the British Sun-day-school union, "The American Sacred Songster" (London, 1868), of which 1,100,000 copies were sold. Several years later he made a tour of the world, holding praise services in the Sandwich islands, Australia, New Zealand, Palestine, Egypt, and India, and in the cities of Europe. He has published a large number of song collections, in-eluding " Spring Blossoms" (Cincinnati, 1865); "Singing Pilgrini" (New York, 1866) ;" Day-School Singer " (Cincinnati, 1869);" Gospel Singer" (Boston, 1874); " Song Sermons" (New York, 1877), and others, and also "Song Pilgrimage around and throughout the World, with an Introduction by John It. Vincent, and a Biographical Sketch by A. Clark" (Chicago, 1880).
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