Buck, Dudley, 1839-1909

Alternative names
Birth 1839-03-10
Death 1909-10-06
Latin, English

Biographical notes:

Composed c. 1879. First performed Music Teachers' National Assoc., Indianapolis. This work is not connected to Buck's 1868 organ work, "Concert variation on The Star-Spangled Banner".--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Festival overture : on the American national air, the star spangled banner / Dudley Buck. [19--] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 43310428

American composer and organist.

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Brooklyn, 14 April 1898, to Miss L.B. Smith, 1898 Apr. 14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270673872

American composer.

From the description of Dudley Buck autograph letter to Francis Wilson, 1909 May 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 649707644

Dudley Buck was an American organist and composer. Born in Connecticut and educated at Trinity College in Hartford, he was a musical prodigy, and studied in Leipzig, Dresden, and Paris. He held posts as organist in Hartford, Chicago, Boston, and New York, where he was assistant conductor of the Theodore Thomas Orchestra. He also wrote a large amount of church music, some of which remains popular, and several secular cantatas.

From the description of Dudley Buck letter to Dear Brown, 1906 May 1. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 61856310


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  • Anthems
  • Songs (medium voice) with piano
  • Sacred songs (Medium voice) with organ
  • National songs
  • Star-spangled banner (Song)
  • Psalms (Music)--43rd Psalm
  • Composers--Correspondence
  • Organists--Correspondence
  • Orchestral music, Arranged--Scores and parts
  • Choruses, Sacred (Men's voices, 4 parts) with organ
  • Overtures--Scores and parts
  • Offertories (Music)
  • Cantatas, Secular--Parts
  • Choruses, Sacred (Mixed voices, 4 parts) with organ
  • Nunc dimittis (Music)
  • Cantatas, Secular (Men's voices)--Vocal scores with piano
  • Orchestral music--Scores and parts
  • Sacred songs (Low voice) with organ
  • Psalms (Music)--46th Psalm
  • Choruses, Sacred (Mixed voices) with orchestra--Scores
  • Cantatas, Secular--Vocal scores with piano
  • Magnificat (Music)
  • Musicians
  • Cantatas, Secular--Score
  • Music--Manuscripts


  • Composers


  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)