Work, Henry C. (Henry Clay), 1832-1884

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Dates:
Birth 1832-10-01
Death 1884-06-08
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Biographical notes:

Lord Byron was a "British Romantic poet and satirist whose poetry and personality captured the imagination of Europe. Renowned as the "gloomy egoist" of his autobiographical poem Childe Harold's Pilgrimage (1812-18) in the 19th century, he is now more generally esteemed for the satiric realism of Don Juan (1819-24)." "Byron, George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron." Encyclopedia Britannica Online. Academic ed. http://search.eb.com/eb/ (Retrieved December 9, 2008)

"Work, Henry Clay (1 Oct. 1832-8 June 1884), songwriter, was born in Middletown, Connecticut, the son of Alanson Work and Aurelia (maiden name unknown)... He married Sarah Parker in January 1857, and they had four children. He continued to write popular songs suitable for either the parlor or the minstrel show stage... Work was most productive from 1861 to 1866, and many of the songs for which he was known were composed then. Although he published songs regularly from 1866 to 1869, they approached in neither number nor quality those of earlier in the decade... Work died of heart disease while visiting his mother in Hartford, Connecticut, in 1884."-- "Henry Clay Work." American National Biography Online. http://www.anb.org (Retrieved February 5, 2009)

From the description of The maid of Athens, manuscript music, 1861. (University of Georgia). WorldCat record id: 301815843

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Subjects:

  • Marches (Band), Arranged--Parts
  • Disasters
  • Music and war
  • Band music, Arranged--Parts
  • Music--Manuscripts
  • Lyricists
  • Sea songs
  • Vocal music

Occupations:

  • Composers

Places:

  • Michigan, Lake (as recorded)
  • Great Lakes (North America) (as recorded)
  • Confederate States of America (as recorded)