Holden, Albert James 17.aug.1841-16.jul.1916 USA Massachusetts, Boston - Longmeadow
organist, choirmaster, 1855 moved to New York City where he studied music, c1870-c1910 organist of the Universalist Church of the Divine Paternity and the Church of the Puritans in New York City, one of the founders of the American Guild of Organists (AGO), member of the New England Society, Lafayette Post, Grand Army of the Republic and Masons, 1910-1916 as piano dealer residing in White Plains NY with office at 362 Fifth Avenue in New York City ; son of farmer/wood turner John LeCain Holden (Massachusetts, Dorchester 24.mar.1810-4.nov.1874 New York City) and Lydia Ann Cook (Massachusetts, Newton 19.jan.1807-16.nov.1857 New York City)

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composed over 300 anthems, hymns and other church music, songs, partsongs, ballads and choruses and has edited and compiled many collections of sacred and secular music for the "Octavo" choral editions of Oliver Ditson Boston.
following is a selection of original compositions all published by William A. Pond & Co., New York

[] Nearer, my God, to Thee! Recitative and aria for soprano solo and organ. 1872
[] The Nativity. Soprano or tenor solo (also for contralto or baritone in C). c1880
dedication: To my friend Charles H. Hoyt, Esq., N.Y.
words George Cooper

[] The Three Bells. Song for baritone. 1882
dedicated to M. Q. Lownsdale
words John Greenleaf Whittier

[] He takes my grief! Sacred song. 1882
[] Mellow eve is gliding. Part-song. Male voices. 1883
dedication: To the New York Vocal Union

[] Songs of faith, hope and love, for Sunday schools and devotional meetings. 1883
[] Thou art near. Sacred song for contralto. 1883
to Miss Pauline Lyon, for whom the music was especially written
words Oliver Wendell Holmes

[] Cantate Domino in D. Solo and quartet. 1887
[] Deus misereatur. Solo and quartet. 1887
[] Lord's prayer. Solo and quartet. 1889
copyright renewal Mrs. Henrietta V. Holden (widow), Longmeadow 18jan1917

[] Requiem. TTBB Choir. 1893
[] A praise service. Cantata for quartet of solo voices, chorus and organ accompaniment. 1908
text from the Holy Bible and the Hymnal

[] Resurrection, a sacred song for Easter. Mezzosoprano. 1909
words George Cooper

[] O salutaris hostia in A. Mezzosoprano. 1910
[] Magnificat and nunc dimittis no5 in G. Alto and SATB choir. 1914
[] Jubilate Deo no6 in G. Solo and quartet or chorus. 1914
[] Te Deum laudamus no8 in G. Soprano, alto, tenor, bass and quartet or chorus. 1914
[] O sing unto the Lord a new song. Anthem. 1914
[] Suffer little children to come unto me. Anthem. Mixed voices with pianoforte accompaniment
words from Luke 18:16, music Albert J. Holden
copyright renewal Charles E. Holden (child of the deceased), White Plains 8sep1923
copyright renewal George Holden (child of the deceased) 15dec1950

[] Awake my love. Mixed voices
[] Begin my soul th' exalted lay. Solo and quartet or chorus
[] Benedic anima mea. Solos and quartet
[] Benedictus in A flat. Solo and quartet or chorus
[] Blessed Trinity. SAT Choir
[] Bonum est in E flat. Solo and quartet or chorus
[] Come holy spirit. ST voices
[] Come unto me. Quartet
[] Come ye disconsolate. TTBB Choir
[] Crucifix. Baritone and male choir
[] Evening song. Male voices
[] Flower of liberty. Male voices
[] For the swords of former. Male voices
[] Friend after friend departs. Requiem. TTBB choir
[] Give alms of thy goods. Offertory
[] Gloria in excelsis in F. Solo and quartet or chorus
[] Gloria in excelsis no4. Alto and SATB choir
[] 12 Gloria Patri. Quartet and chorus
[] God bless our native land. Male voices
[] God of Abraham praise. Solos and chorus
[] Great voices. Men's voices
[] Hesperides. Men's voices
[] Honor and glory, Almighty. Solos, duets and quartete or chorus
[] I heard the voice of Jesus. Solo and quartet
[] I will lift up mine eyes. Quartet and chorus
[] In memorium in f. Solo and quartet
[] In the cross of Christ. Solo and quartet
[] Light at eventide. Quartet
[] Lord is in his holy temple. Soprano and quartet
[] Lord my pasture shall prepare. AT choir
[] Lord thou hast been our dwelling place. Men's voices
[] Now on land and sea
[] Pine tree. Male voices
[] Praise ye the Lord God. Solos, duet and quartet
[] Shadows of the evening. TTBB choir
[] Sing alleluia forth. Solo, duet and chorus
[] Sometimes a light surprises. Soprano and quartet
[] Sun of my soul. SAT choir
[] Sunset and evening star. Quartet
[] Sweet and low. SATB choir and violin ad lib
[] Sweet day so cool. Quartet
[] There were ninety and nine. Soprano
[] Trust in God. Quartet or chorus of male voices
[] Venite exultemus. Solos and quartet or chorus
[] Wanderer's night song. Men's voices
[] When twilight dews. Male voices
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