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Lowell Mason

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During America’s early years, there is significant amounts of music-making, but little if any structured musical instruction. This author of hymns, anthologist, and chapel choir conductor was a pioneer who worked well through publishing, cathedral organizations, and college systems to supply an invaluable path. We were young within a musical family members, Lowell Mason received his first schooling at age 13 within a performing school operate by Amos Albee, who himself got gathered hymns in to the collection The Norfolk Assortment of Sacred Tranquility in 1805. Mason also researched with Oliver Shaw, a blind author of hymns and ballads. Just a few years afterwards, Mason was directing a choir and leading the city band. He still left for Savannah, GA, in 1812 and became somebody in a dried out goods business along with a loan company clerk. He was also involved with cathedral work along with a missionary culture. In 1817, he begun to research structure and theory with Frederick L. Abel from Germany. His initial hymns and anthems had been composed after that. He continuing to carry out choirs and play the body organ in churches until 1827. Mason’s initial assortment of hymns and anthems was released in 1822. As much as 1872, he released over 48 choices of the type, in addition to over 11 secular choices with least 17 children’s choices and musical workout books. A large number of specific pieces are included within these amounts. The actual amount of magazines is difficult to find out because lots of the books had been released anonymously. From 1827 to 1832, Mason was leader and music movie director from the Boston Handel and Haydn Culture. In the summertime of 1834, beneath the auspices from the Boston Academy of Music, Mason as well as other teachers kept classes for music instructors, resulting in music being shown experimentally in four Boston open public institutions in 1837 so when area of the long lasting curriculum in 1838. From 1837 to 1845, Mason offered as superintendent of music, removing for one season to visit European countries for the very first time, where he noticed their educational systems and lecturing on congregational performing and his ideas of musical education. Within the nineteenth hundred years, a “correct” musical education was led by European, mainly German, versions. Mason’s aesthetic choices, in addition to those of the first immigrant Moravian composers among others, had been also along this collection. Their actions offered to spread musical understanding, but regrettably also took aside appreciation of the energy of indigenous hymnody, such as for example shape-note performing within the southern says and the functions of Billings among others. Nevertheless, today the problem has generally changed, in the very best American soul, toward embracing all the various lights of the start. In 1855, Mason was granted an honorary doctorate in music from NY University.

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Full Name Lowell Mason
Died August 11, 1872, Orange, New Jersey, United States
Nationality American
Children William Mason, Henry Mason


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dolly Parton's Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love 2016 TV Movie arranger: "Joy to the World"
Upper Middle Bogan 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Almost Christmas 2016 writer: "Joy to the World"
The Christmas Project 2016 writer: "Joy to the World"
Random Acts 2016 TV Series music - 1 episode
Jericho 2016 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Murdoch Mysteries 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2015 TV Series music - 2 episodes
Love the Coopers 2015 writer: "Joy to the World"
Late Night with Seth Meyers 2015 TV Series music - 1 episode
Saturday Night Live 2011-2013 TV Series music - 2 episodes
A Madea Christmas 2013 writer: "Joy to the World"
Grimm 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Studio C 2013 TV Series music - 1 episode
Guess Who's Coming to Christmas 2013 TV Movie writer: "Joy to the World" - uncredited
Glee 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Good Wife 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Getaway 2013 writer: "Joy to the World"
Orange Is the New Black 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Kirstie's Vintage Home 2012 TV Series music - 1 episode
12 Dogs of Christmas: Great Puppy Rescue 2012 music: "Toy land / Joy To The World" / writer: "Joy to the World" - uncredited
Christmas with a Capital C 2011 music: "Joy to the World"
Mad 2011 TV Series music - 1 episode
12 Dates of Christmas 2011 TV Movie writer: "Joy to the World"
Kirstie's Handmade Britain 2011 TV Series music - 1 episode
The Houdini Exposure 2011 Video writer: "Nearer My God to Thee", "Nearer My God to Thee Hi-NRG"
Ice Quake 2010 TV Movie arranger: "Joy To the World"
Sikeurit Gadeun 2010 TV Series 1 episode
Meek's Cutoff 2010 writer: "Nearer, My God, To Thee" - uncredited
Fireplace for your Home: Christmas Music 2010 writer: "Joy to the World" - uncredited
Impulse 2010 Short "Nearer, My God, To Thee"
Jeopardy! 2010 TV Series music - 1 episode
Community 2009 TV Series music - 1 episode
One Good Man 2009 music: "Joy to the World" - uncredited
Chuck 2008 TV Series music - 1 episode
Will You Merry Me? 2008 TV Movie music: "Joy to the World" - uncredited
Barbie in 'A Christmas Carol' 2008 Video "Joy To The World"
Midsomer Murders TV Series arranger - 1 episode, 2008 music - 1 episode, 2008
Radio City Christmas Spectacular 2007 TV Movie writer: "Joy to the World" - uncredited
Welcome to Paradise 2007 writer: "There Is a Fountain"¨
The Simpsons Movie 2007 writer: "Nearer, My God, To Thee"
The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey 2007 writer: "Joy to the World" - uncredited
Amazing Grace 2007/I Video music: "Nearer, My God, To Thee", "When I Survey The Wond'rous Cross"
7th Heaven 2005-2006 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The Christmas Card 2006 TV Movie writer: "Joy to the World"
Unaccompanied Minors 2006 writer: "Joy to the World" - uncredited
Suite Dreams 2006 writer: "Joy to the World"
The Family Stone 2005 writer: "Joy to the World"
The Simpsons TV Series music - 3 episodes, 1999 - 2005 writer - 1 episode, 1990
Arrested Development 2004 TV Series music - 1 episode
Scrubs 2004 TV Series music - 1 episode
Christmas with the Kranks 2004 arranger: "Joy to the World" 1719
Pour le plaisir 2004 music: "Plus près de toi, mon Dieu" - uncredited
The Home Teachers 2004 writer: "Nearer, My God, To Thee"
Radio 2003 arranger: "Joy to the World" 1719
Carnivàle 2003 TV Series music - 1 episode
Six Feet Under 2003 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Becker 2002 TV Series music - 1 episode
Curb Your Enthusiasm 2002 TV Series music - 1 episode
Roswell 2001 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Attic 2001 Video music: "America, My Country Tis of Thee" 1832
Osmosis Jones 2001 "Nearer My God To Thee", uncredited
Chuck & Buck 2000 music: "Nearer My God, To Thee" - uncredited
Futurama 1999 TV Series music - 1 episode
Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas 1999 Video writer: "Joy to the World" - uncredited
Histeria! 1998-1999 TV Series music - 3 episodes
The Other Sister 1999 arranger: "Joy to the World"
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch 1998 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Animaniacs 1993-1998 TV Series music - 4 episodes
Homicide: Life on the Street 1997 TV Series music - 1 episode
Titanic 1997 "Nearer My God To Thee"
3rd Rock from the Sun 1996 TV Series music - 1 episode
Titanic 1996 TV Mini-Series writer: "Nearer My God to Thee" - uncredited
Pinky and the Brain 1995 TV Series music - 1 episode
Reckless 1995 arranger: "Joy to the World" 1719
The Nanny 1994 TV Series music - 1 episode
Grumpy Old Men 1993 writer: "Joy to the World"
Leap of Faith 1992 "My Faith Looks Up to Thee"
Cheers 1992 TV Series music - 1 episode
The Ren & Stimpy Show 1992 TV Series arranger - 1 episode
Northern Exposure 1991 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Christmas at Home 1990 TV Movie documentary music: "Joy To The World"
Quantum Leap 1990 TV Series music - 1 episode
In the Heat of the Night TV Series arranger - 2 episodes, 1989 - 1990 music - 2 episodes, 1989 - 1990
Tiny Toon Adventures 1990 TV Series music - 1 episode
Matlock TV Series music - 2 episodes, 1986 - 1989 arranger - 1 episode, 1986
Les Patterson Saves the World 1987 lyrics: "Nearer my God to Thee" - uncredited
The Woman Who Married Clark Gable 1985 Short music: "Nearer My God To Thee" - uncredited
Ginga-tetsudô no yoru 1985 music: "Nearer, My God, To Thee"
Little House on the Prairie 1978-1981 TV Series music - 2 episodes
Bugs Bunny's Christmas Carol 1979 TV Short music: "Joy to the World" - uncredited
The Waltons TV Series music - 2 episodes, 1976 - 1979 arranger - 1 episode, 1979
Bugs Bunny's Looney Christmas Tales 1979 TV Movie music: "Joy to the World" - uncredited
Starting Over 1979 arranger: "Joy To The World" 1741 - uncredited
The Carpenters at Christmas 1977 TV Special writer: "Deck the Halls / Joy to the World"
Twilight's Last Gleaming 1977 music: "My Country, 'Tis of Thee"
Good Times 1976 TV Series music - 1 episode
The Bob Newhart Show 1972 TV Series music - 1 episode
M*A*S*H 1972 TV Series music - 1 episode
Fol-de-Rol 1972 TV Movie writer: "Joy to the World"
Eva - den utstötta 1969 music: "Nearer, My God, To Thee" - uncredited
The Charge of the Light Brigade 1968 music: "From Greenland's Icy Mountains" - uncredited
Loving Couples 1964 writer: "Jesus, My Saviour-King"
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis TV Series writer - 2 episodes, 1959 - 1961 arranger - 1 episode, 1962 music - 1 episode, 1962
Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol 1962 TV Movie writer: "Joy To the World" - uncredited
Bonanza 1961 TV Series music - 1 episode
The Red Skelton Hour TV Series arranger - 1 episode, 1961 music - 1 episode, 1961
The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show TV Series music - 2 episodes, 1959 - 1960 lyrics - 1 episode, 1961
The Twilight Zone 1960 TV Series music - 1 episode
Dixieland Small-Fry 1957 TV Series music - 1 episode
Peyton Place 1957 arranger: "Joy to the World" - uncredited / music: "Joy to the World" - uncredited
The Candlemaker 1957 Short arranger: "Joy to the World" - uncredited
All That Heaven Allows 1955 music: "Joy to the World" - uncredited
Titanic 1953 music: "Nearer, My God, to Thee" 1856 - uncredited
Old Overland Trail 1953 writer: "Work For the Night is Coming"
O. Henry's Full House 1952 music: "Joy to the World" - uncredited
Miracle in Harlem 1948 music: "Nearer My God To Thee" - uncredited
Santa's Surprise 1947 Short writer: "Joy To The World" - uncredited
Christmas Eve 1947 arranger: "Joy To The World" - uncredited / music: "Joy To The World" - uncredited
Star in the Night 1945 Short arranger: "Joy to the World" / music: "Joy to the World"
Our Vines Have Tender Grapes 1945 arranger: "Joy to the World" 1719 - uncredited
An American Romance 1944 music: "America, My Country Tis of Thee" 1832 - uncredited
The Big Noise 1944 music: "America, My Country Tis of Thee" 1832 - uncredited
The Chow Hound 1944 Short music: "America" aka "My Country, 'tis of Thee" - uncredited
Buffalo Bill 1944 music: "America, My Country Tis of Thee" 1832 - uncredited
Snafuperman 1944 Short music: "My Country 'tis of Thee" - uncredited
Titanic 1943 writer: "Nearer My God To Thee" - uncredited
Crash Dive 1943 music: "America" aka "My Country 'tis of Thee" - uncredited
The Human Comedy 1943 music: "America, My Country Tis of Thee" 1832 - uncredited
Flight for Freedom 1943 music: "America" - uncredited
The Battle of Midway 1942 Short documentary music: "America, My Country Tis of Thee" 1832 - uncredited
Joe Smith, American 1942 music: "America, My Country Tis of Thee" 1832 - uncredited
Bedtime for Sniffles 1940 Short arranger: "Joy to the World" 1719 - uncredited
Northwest Passage 1940 music: "America, My Country Tis of Thee" 1832 - uncredited
Barricade 1939 music: "America, My Country Tis of Thee" 1832 - uncredited
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington 1939 music: "America, My Country Tis of Thee" 1832 - uncredited
Let Freedom Ring 1939 music: "America, My Country 'Tis of Thee" 1832 - uncredited
Penrod's Double Trouble 1938 music: "America, My Country Tis of Thee" 1832 - uncredited
Slave Ship 1937 music: "From Greenland's Icy Mountains" - uncredited
This Is My Affair 1937 music: "America, My Country Tis of Thee" 1832 - uncredited
History Is Made at Night 1937 music: "Nearer My God To Thee" - uncredited
The Gorgeous Hussy 1936 music: "America, My Country Tis of Thee" 1832 - uncredited
San Francisco 1936 music: "Nearer My God to Thee" 1856 - uncredited
Stone of Silver Creek 1935 lyrics: "Nearer My God To Thee"
The Power and the Glory 1933 music: "Nearer My God, To Thee" 1856 - uncredited
Made on Broadway 1933 music: "My Country 'Tis of Thee" 1832 - uncredited
In the Wake of the Bounty 1933 writer: "Nearer, My God, to Thee" - uncredited
Christopher Strong 1933 music: "Nearer My God To Thee"
Cavalcade 1933 music: "Nearer My God, to Thee" 1856 - uncredited
The Conquerors 1932 music: "America, My Country Tis of Thee" 1832 - uncredited
The Washington Masquerade 1932 music: "America, My Country Tis of Thee" 1832 - uncredited
Hell Divers 1931 music: "Nearer My God, To Thee" - uncredited
An American Tragedy 1931 music: "Nearer My God to Thee" 1856 - uncredited
Shadow Ranch 1930 writer: "Nearer My God to Thee" - uncredited
Abraham Lincoln 1930 music: "America, My Country Tis of Thee" 1832 - uncredited
Back Pay 1930 music: "America, My Country Tis of Thee" 1832 - uncredited

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Loving Couples 1964 composer: additional music - uncredited

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