Lowell Mason

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Lowell Mason (January 8, 1792 - August 11, 1872) was a leading figure in American church music, the composer of over 1600 hymns, many of which are often sung today. He was also largely responsible for introducing music into American public schools, and is considered to be the first important music educator in the United States. In the last part of his career, as music director of the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church in New York City, he radically transformed American church music from a practice of having professional choirs and accompaniment to congregational singing accompanied by organ music.

Lowell Mason (1792-1872) nació en Medfield, Massachusetts, Estados Unidos. Fué organista y director del coro en la Iglesia Presbiteriana, e hizo un himnario con corales a cuatro voces para su Iglesia.

Una obra famosa suya fué el Coral "Nearer, My God, To Thee" "Cerca de Ti, Señor", pieza que interpretaba la orquesta mientras el Titanic se hundía en su viaje inaugural en Abril de 1912.

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