Allen, Henry Ambrose 16.dec.1813-1902 England Yorkshire, Kingston upon Hull - USA Maryland, Baltimore
violinist, pianist, organist, 16.dec.1813 born to Samuel and Alice Allen in the parish of the Independent Church Holborn Street Chapel in Hull, 12.jul.1815 baptized at Providence Chapel at Good Row in Kingston upon Hull, studied music in London with Johann Baptist Cramer, Ignaz Moscheles and Charles de Beriot, 1839 emigrated to the USA, 1839 conductor of the orchestra at Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia where he also met his wife, 1840-1902 professor of music in Baltimore, 1872-1898 professor of violin, piano, organ and harmony at J. Peabody's Conservatory of Music, 1863-1865 residing at 213 Garden St, 1867-1881 at 453 Eutaw Place corner McMechin Street, 1883 at 281 Madison Avenue, 1887-1888 at 1230 McCulloh Street, 1889 at 1226 Druid Hill Avenue, 1890-1892 at 838 North Eutaw Street, 1895-1899 at 615 St Paul Street, 1902 at 17 West Franklin Street, 1902 aged 89 he was still active as music teacher ; 1840 in Baltimore he married Elizabeth Strembeck (Philadelphia 1818-) ; children: admiral Louis Joseph Allen (Baltimore 1840-29.jun.1905 New York Manhattan (bur Arlington)), Edward (1847-), Alia (1850-), Louisia (1852-), Mary (1854-), Robert (1858-), William (1860-) ; 1872 aged 59 he married 18 year old Dora A (Baltimore oct.1854-) ; daughter librarian Aldyth Gertrude (12.aug.1876-) who remained single and lived in luxury in hotels and traveled the world

[Granville Howe 1889 gives erroneously born 16.dec.1816]

Title Parts

[] Souvenirs de Bellini. Fantaisie brillante pour le violon avec accompagnement d'orchestre ou quatuor ou piano. op4
music for violin and orchestra Alexandre Joseph Artot, arr for violin and piano H. A. Allen
pub Chez les Fils de B. Schott, Mayence (Mainz Germany) ?1840
[rem: this must have been a composition of 1839 or earlier when Henry Allen was still in Europe]

[] (details unknown). Music for thirteen melodramas, possibly for the Walnut Street Theatre, Philadelphia 1839
[] Sweet enchantment. Voice and piano
sung by Miss Scott in the musical romance of The Bronze Horse, the music composed and dedicated to Mr. Thomas Hughs by H. A. Allen
pub Fiot, Meignen & Co., Philadelphia 1837-1839
[rem: this must have been a composition of 1839 or later when Henry Allen had emigrated to the USA]

[] The college quick step. Piano. 1844
dedicated to the graduates of St Mary's College
pub F. D. Benteen, Baltimore 1844

[] L'Atlantique. Waltz. Piano. 1845
dedicated to Miss Clara Tyndale (Isaac Mickle Esq. and Clara Tyndale Mickle of Haddonfield, NJ)
pub C. F. Hupfeld & Son, Philadelphia 1845
ms Franklin Penn Library, University of Pennsylvania

[] Hortensia, valse a cinq temps. Waltz. Piano
dedicated to Mad'lle Hortensia M. Rogers
pub W. C. Peters, Baltimore 1850

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