The Influence of the Organ in History
Biography of Dudley Buck
Buck, Dudley. Pupil of J. C. Babcock (piano); studied at Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut; in Leipzig, 1858-59, with Moritz Hauptmann (composition), Ernst Friedrich E. Richter, Plaidy (piano) and Moscheles (piano); in Dresden, 1860, with J. Schneider (organ) and J. Rietz (instrumentation); in Paris. Organist of the North Congregational Church, Hartford, Connecticut, 1862; the Park Church, Hartford, Connecticut, 1862; St. James’, Chicago, Illinois, 1867-71; Boston Music Hall, Massachusetts, 1872-74; St. Paul’s, Boston, Massachusetts, 1872-74; St. Anne’s, Brooklyn, New York, 1875-77; Holy Trinity, Brooklyn, New York, 1877-1902; Plymouth Church, Brooklyn, New York, 1902-03. Assistant conductor to Theodor Thomas, 1875; founded the Brooklyn Apollo Club; a founder of the American Guild of Organists. Composed oratorios, operas, anthems, orchestral music, &c. b. Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.A., Mar. 10th, 1839; d. Orange, New Jersey, Oct. 6th, 1909.
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