|Short Name:||William G. Fischer|
|Full Name:||Fischer, W. G. (William G.), 1835-1912|
In his youth, William G. Fischer (b. Baltimore, MD, 1835; d. Philadelphia, PA, 1912) developed an interest in music while attending singing schools. His career included working in the book bindery of J. B. Lippencott Publishing Company, teaching music at Girard College, and co-owning a piano business and music store–all in Philadelphia. Fischer eventually became a popular director of music at revival meetings and choral festivals. In 1876 he conducted a thousand-voice choir at the Dwight L. Moody/Ira D. Sankey revival meeting in Philadelphia. Fischer composed some two hundred tunes for Sunday school hymns and gospel songs.
|Hymnals by William G. Fischer (1)||As||Publication Year|
|Gems of Praise and Joyful Songs Combined||W. G. Fisher (Editor)||1904|