Benjamin Carr

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Born: 12 September 1768 in London, England

Died: 24 May 1831 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


American composer, music publisher, and organist. Trained under Samuel Arnold and Charles Wesley. Son of Joseph Carr and brother of Thomas Carr. All three were music publishers, the sons having learned the trade in their father's business in London, before they emigrated to the United States in 1793 and 1794.

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List of choral works

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  • 1803. Sacred Harmony
  • 1805. Masses, Vespers, Litanies, Hymns, Psalms, Anthems and Motets
  • 1812. A New Edition with an Appendix of Masses, Vespers etc.
  • 1816. A Collection of Chants and Tunes
  • 1820. The Chorister


  • Grimes, Robert R. 2012. A Grand Selection of Sacred Music: Benjamin Carr and Early Nineteenth Century Catholic Music in Philadelphia. U. S. Catholic Historian 30(4):21-37.
  • Redway, Virginia L. 1932. The Carrs, American Music Publishers. The Musical Quarterly 18(1):150-177.

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