Howard M. Dow

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Born: 1837

Died: 1912


Howard M. Dow was born in Boston, Massachusetts. He attended the old Mason Street school and at the age of seven began to take instructions on the organ, and at nine on the piano and in composition. At age sixteen he became a church organist in South Boston, beginning an organist career of fifty-two years. He held positions at Dr. Hale’s Church; Trinity; Arlington Street Church; Second Church; the Church of the Unity; Union Church, Nahant; and the First Unitarian Church, Hingham. He was in great demand as an accompanist for concert singers. He died at the residence of his son at Pelham Manor, New Rochelle, New York. He composed a number of anthems, songs, part-songs, sacred quartets, and a number of works for men’s voices, many intended for use in the Masonic Lodge of which he was an active member.

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List of choral works

Secular works

  1. When Little Birdie Bye-Bye Goes
  2. Three Children Sliding

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