Hymnists, Musicians, Artists, and Critics in the Dictionary
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Arthur Foote (1853-1937), Unitarian church musician and influential music teacher, was a leading member of a group of composers known as the Boston Six or the Second New England School. Together, the Six-John Knowles Paine, Horatio Parker, George Chadwick, Edward MacDowell, Amy Beach, and Arthur Foote-wrote the first substantial body of indigenous concert hall, or "classical," music in America. Foote was especially known for chamber music, art songs, and music for choirs. He was considered the "Dean of American Composers" during the first two decades of the twentieth century.
By Peter Hughes
A Canadian citizen, Peter Hughes has lived most of his adult life in the United States. He is a graduate of M.I.T. (1973), the University of Chicago (1984), and Meadville/Lombard Theological School (1986). Before entering seminary Peter worked as a computer programmer at McGill University and elsewhere. Between 1986 and 1999 he was minister to the First Universalist Church of Woonsocket, Rhode Island.
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