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date: 12 December 2019

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  • Richard R. Bunbury


(b Easthampton, MA, March 27, 1872; d Canaan, NH, Sept 30, 1943). American composer, organist, conductor, and music educator. He graduated from Williston Seminary in Northampton, Massachusetts (1890), and studied music in Boston with George W. Chadwick and others (1890–93). He then returned to Northampton and became a church musician, recitalist, school music supervisor (beginning in 1899), and director of the Vocal Club of Northampton (1894–1904). In 1900 he took over the Institute of Music Pedagogy, a summer program for training school music supervisors. In 1904 he became a church music director, organist, and school music supervisor in Hartford, Connecticut, eventually moving to the Immanuel Congregational Church of Hartford (1917). He also founded and directed the all-male Choral Club of Hartford (1907–37), and directed the Mendelssohn Glee Club of New York City (1923–34). He received honorary degrees from Trinity College in Hartford (BA ...

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