Bain, James Leith 'Macbeth' 21.nov.1860-19.sep.1925 Scotland Perthshire, Pitlochry - England Cheshire, Wallasey
minister known as brother James, mystic poet, spiritual healer, 1881 student of Arts in Edinburgh, studied at the Edinburgh Free Church College and the Edinburgh Established Church College to become a minister, as minister he was active in Liverpool, 1894-1919 as spiritualist minister and healer in London at 77 Warwick Road Paddington and at 72 Clifton Hill Marylebone and 1920-1925 in Liverpool, at time of death residing at 12 Princes Avenue in West Kirby Cheshire, his tune Brother James' Air is his only known musical composition but became very popular and had and still has numerous arrangements by other composers ; son of colporteur John Bain (Edinburgh 20.oct.1826-) and Margaret Leith (Banffshire, Boharm 1.jul.1833-26.aug.1919 Cheshire, West Kirby) ; 10.jun.1895 at the Registry Office in London Paddington he married (a paper marriage only) the oil painter who solely and single made a fortune in medical rubber Elizabeth Parker (Liverpool 22.aug.1842-4.sep.1918 London Marylebone), daughter of custom house officer Robert Menzies Parker (Swansea 1806-1878 Liverpool) and Louisa Field (1806-c1854) and adopted by the oil painter John Thomas Peele (1822-1897), at her marriage she gave her birth as 1854, at death her birth was recorded as 1851

Title Parts

[] The Lord's my shepherd. Psalm 23. Choir
sung to the tune Brother James' air by James Leith Bain
James Leith Bain originally named the tune Marosa
Kings College Choir Cambridge / Stephen Cleobury. EMI 567557026

writing: The great peace, being a New Year's greeting to our motherland and the nations at present in conflict and a welcome to them all to the feast of the great peace
Brother James' air and words by Brother James Macbeth Bain
pub Theosophical Pub. Society, London 1915 
set to music as Unison song with optional descant by David Branson
pub Oxford University Press, London 1950

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