Allen, Benjamin Dwight 16.feb.1831-4.mar.1914 USA Massachusetts, Sturbridge - Wellesley
organist, teacher, choirmaster, studied with R S Stanbridge, Henry Christian Timm, Otto Dresel and Gustav Sattero, he lived in Worcester Massachusetts for almost 60 years, 1845 organist and teacher of piano and organ in Worcester, 1857-1894 organist of the Union Congregational Church in Worcester, 1858 founder/co-director of the Worcester Festivals where he conducted and played organ and piano, 1871-1876 teacher organ and theory at New England Conservatory in Boston, 1876 teacher at Beloit College in Wisconsin, 1902-1905 organist of Manhattan Congregational Church and the Teachers College in New York City, founder of the AGO (American Guild of Organists), 1905 retired to Wellesley

Title Parts

[] The merry sleigh bells. Waltz. Piano
composed & respectfully dedicated to Miss Anna M. Richardson (of Worcester) by B. D. Allen
pub Oliver Ditson, Boston and Tyler & Hewitt, New Orleans 1851

[] (details unknown). Sacred cantata. Voice and choir. b1889
[] Songs for schools, for 4 mixed voices, or for 1 voice with piano acc.
compiled by Charles Hubert Farnsworth, with accompaniments written by Harvey Worthington Loomis and B. D. Allen
pub Macmillan, New York 1907

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