Bliss, Philip Paul sr. 9.jul.1838-29.dec.1876 USA Pennsylvania, Clearfield - Ohio, Ashtabula
hymn writer, bass singer, attended singing schools, studied singing with George Frederick Root, taught in singing schools, 1864 conducted musical conventions for the house of Root & Cady Chicago, 1874 sang in the gospel meetings of Major Daniel Webster Whittle, 1875 gospel hymn editor with Ira David Sankey, solo singer in the meetings of Dwight Lyman Moody, died with his wife Lucy Young on their way from Rome to Chicago in the Ashtabula bridge train disaster ; son of farmer Isaac Bliss (NY, Greenfield 29.apr.1797-18.jan.1864 Pennsylvania, Rome) and Lydia Doolittle (Connecticut 14.feb.1805-3.feb.1878 Pennsylvania, Towanda) ; father of composer Philip Paul Bliss jr. (Chicago 25.nov.1872-)

Title Parts

Sounds of the singing school. Six-part round
John Aler t, Clifford Jackson bt, Peter Basquin piano/harmonium, Harmoneion Singers / John Miner

[] Hold the fort
[] Wonderful words of life
[] Pro phundo basso. Vocal quartet
[] Only an armor bearer
[] Pull for the shore
[] Rescue the perishing
[] Bessie Lee
[] Chicago street cries. Mixed choir
[] The deadly old decanter. Mixed choir
[] John Chinaman. Song. Choir
[] Lora Vale. Piano
[] Not at all like me (Photograph). Mezzosoprano and baritone
[] The professor at home. Vocal quartet
[] When grandmamma is gone. Song. Choir
[] It is well with my soul
[] Just as I am
[] Nearer my God to Thee
[] Jesus, lover of my soul
[] All hail the power of Jesus name
[] Beneath the cross of Jesus
2002-10-09 21:10:12