Grannis, Sidney Martin 23.sep.1827-1907 USA NY Livingston, Geneseo - California, Los Angeles
tenor singer, born into a merchant family from which he derived the addition Esquire to his name, 1831-1850 the family resided in Le Roy NY, 1850 he was clerk in his fathers business, 1855 he lived at the home of his brother Charles K Grannis in Collins Erie county and both were employed as mechanic, 1850s he joined vocal group the Amphions touring the country and later traveled as solo singer, 1864 he sang at the Union Church in Pultneyville, 1880 resided as teacher of music in Detroit, 1882-1884 as clerk residing at 249 Maryland Street in Buffalo, 1884 he had begun a bakery at 327 Niagara Street, 1888 he had settled in Los Angeles where he sang at many concerts, 23.mar.1888 sang at a concert organized by the Illinois Society at Good Templars' Hall, 1.dec.1888 sang at a concert organized by the Illinois Association at Masonic Hall No.29 South Spring Street, 1888-1894 residing at South Grand Avenue, 1894-1907 at Barnard Park, although retired in 1892 he worked as clerk 1888-1900 for Barnard, Benedict & Bolt/Fay, Barnard Densmore Company and W H Barnard, 1897 he invested in real estate at Knob Hill and Oak Grove, 1904 he ran Amphion Lodge at Barnard Park, buried at Angelus Rosedale Cemetery Los Angeles ; son of hardware merchant Samuel Grannis (Connecticut, New Haven 8.aug.1792-10.dec.1880 Hammondsport NY) and Sally Barnard (NY 1797-19.sep.1877 Hammondsport) ; he never married

Title Parts

The old canoe. Voice and harmonium. 1877
music George Frederick Root
words Sidney M. Grannis Esq.
Peter Basquin, The Harmoneion Singers / John Miner

[] Do they miss me at home? Voice and piano
words Caroline Atherton Mason
popular ballad during the Civil War 1861-1865
as sung by the Amphions, at their principal concerts throughout the country
as sung by the Christy Minstrels
pub for SATB, Oliver Ditson, Boston 1852
pub Edwin Ashdown, London 1860
pub (Southern edition, affectionately dedicated to the loved circle at home) Blackmar Co. & Bro. New Orleans / Augusta Georgia c1863
pub W. Marshall & Co., London 1878

[] We miss thee at home, an answer to the favorite ballad Do they miss me at home
music Charles C. Converse
pub Oliver Ditson, Boston 1853

[] I care not to be there. Ballad. Voice and piano
pub Oliver Ditson, Boston 1854

[] We all wear cloaks, song, full of fun and good nature
composed by S. M. Grannis, arranged by Geo W. Chamberlain
pub J. Sage and Sons, 209 Main St., Buffalo N.Y. 1855

[] What I live for. Song
words G. L. Banks
dedication: to Mrs. Dr. Stanley. T. Birch & Son, N.Y.
pub Newcomb & Co., 524 Broadway, Albany
pub Oliver Ditson & Co., Boston c1855

[] Sparking Sunday night. Song and chorus
words and music Sidney M. Grannis
pub Firth, Pond & Co., New York 1856
pub Joseph P. Shaw, Rochester NY
pub Oliver Ditson, Boston

[] Spare the old home of my childhood. Song and chorus
pub Horace Waters, New York 1856

[] Strike for the right. Voice and piano
melody by S. M. Grannis, arranged by T. E. Blackall
pub S. Brainard & Co., 203 Superior St., Cleveland ?1859

[] Only waiting. Vocal quartet and piano
as sung by Father Kemp's Old Folks Troupe
pub H. M. Higgins, Chicago 1864

[] Your mission. Alto, bass and piano. New Haven 1864
words Ellen Gates (1835-1920)
dedication: to Miss L. A. Gillett, Saline, Michigan
pub Brainard's Sons & Co., Cleveland / Chicago

[] The laughing man
sung by Sidney Grannis at Templars Hall, Los Angeles 23mar1888

[] The world would be better
sung by Sidney Grannis at Templars Hall, Los Angeles 23mar1888

[] The fidgety wife
sung by Sidney Grannis at Templars Hall, Los Angeles 23mar1888

[] People will talk you know
pub Oliver Ditson, Boston

[] Silver lake waltz
pub Oliver Ditson, Boston
pub George Willig & Co., Baltimore

[] Cling to the Union
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