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Mason, Lowell

Born: 1792 AD
Died: 1872 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Composers, Singer

1792 – He was born on January 8th in Medfield, Maine, and holds a special place in the history of church music and music education in the United States.

1827 – He moved to Boston and became president of the Handel and Haydn Society, and choir director of Bowdoin St. Church.

1833 – He established the Boston Academy of Music and was eventually responsible for introducing music into the public school curriculum of Boston.

1859 – He composed songs "Joy to the World", "Nearer, My God, to Thee".

1872 – Died on August 11th in Orange, New Jersey.