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O, let us exalt our dear Lord and proclaim,
In songs of true gratitude, praise to His name!
As songs of the angels in sweetest accord,
Our thanks and our praises shall rise to the Lord.
-- Zion's Harp # 165

Composer Bio Information

Showalter, Anthony Johnson's bio information

Saturday, May 1, 1858 - Sunday, November 16, 1924

Born: May 1, 1858, Cherry Grove, Virginia.

Died: November 16, 1924, Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Buried: West Hill Cemetery, Dalton, Georgia.

Showalter was a music teacher, author and publisher. He studied with Benjamin C. Unseld and George F. Root; for a year in 1895, he studied music for in England, France, and Germany. He published over 130 music books, which sold more than a million copies. He was principal of the Southern Normal Musical Institute in Dalton, Georgia from its inception in 1880. He edited The Musical Teacher for over 20 years, and served as an elder of the First Presbyterian Church in Dalton, Georgia. His works include Harmony and Composition, 1880.


* Anderson, p. 202
* Baxter, pp. 175-7
* Erickson, p. 392
* Hall, pp. 361-3


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