Deodatus Dutton

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Born: 22 December 1808, Hardwick, Massachusetts

Died: 16 December 1832, New York, New York

Biography Deodatus Dutton Jr. graduated from Washington College in Hartford, Connecticut, after which he was a divinity student in New York and an organist of some reputation. "In 1830 Dutton had collaborated with Elam Ives in the publication of the American Psalmody. His and Ives's interest turned to supplying music for children, including songs for the new Sunday schools being formed by urban churches. He came to New York the following year, where he began to study for the ministry." At this time he met Joshua Leavitt and agreed to supervise the musical arrangements of The Christian Lyre (Joshua Leavitt) anonymously (Downey 1986, quoting Stribling 1976). He died of chronic hepatitis. There is no Wikipedia link.

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  • Downey, James C. 1986. Joshua Leavitt's The Christian Lyre and the beginnings of the popular tradition in American religious song. Latin American Music Review 7(2):149-161.
  • Stribling, Cynthia. 1976. "Joshua Leavitt's The Christian Lyre: An Historical Evaluation. M. A. Thesis, William Carey College.

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