Auld, Alexander 15.apr.1816-28.apr.1898 USA Pennsylvania, Milton - Ohio, Deersville
singing school teacher, hymnologist, professor of music, farmer, 1822 moved to Deersville, 1832 aged 15 traveling and teaching all over Ohio and adjoining states, 1835 he claimed the invention of the notes do, re, si, his 'patent notes', 1860 farmer in Deersville, 1870 professor of music in Deersville Tippecanoe, 1880 farmer in Deersville ; c1842 he married Ann Kinsey (Deersville 24.feb.1820-12.feb.1898 Deersville), they had 6 children Mary A, Samuel A, Sarah J, Alice A, Jenny L, Lureta C, John W, Lenora J

Title Parts

[] The hills of Ohio. Song
words and music by Alexander Auld
from hymnbook The Key of the West

[] The Ohio Harmonist. Hymnbook 1847
compiled and published by Alexander Auld and Joshua Martin
published in Washington Ohio
printed by J. A. & U. P. James, Cincinnati
revised and enlarged edition printed by J. H. Riley, published by Osgood & Blake, Columbus Ohio 1852
his best seller, 600.000 copies had been sold
160 psalms and hymn tunes
14 temperance songs (4 arranged by Auld)
[] The Key of the West. Hymnbook 1856
compiled and published by Alexander Auld in Cincinnati 1856
"being full of errors" only 2000 copies were printed

[] The farmer's and mechanics' minstrel. Hymnbook 1863
printed in Deersville 1867
published in Cincinnati
containing the majority of The Key of the West
16 new compositions by Alexander Auld
92 new compositions by Seth Ely
[] The golden trumpet. Hymnbook
published in Cincinnati
mainly the same tunes as in The farmers's and mechanics' minstrel
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