Arthur Henry Messiter

Arthur Henry Messiter
Short Name: Arthur Henry Messiter
Full Name: Messiter, Arthur Henry, 1834-1916
Birth Year: 1834
Death Year: 1916

Arthur H. Messiter (b. Frome, Somersetshire, England, 1834; d. New York, NY, 1916) Educated by private tutors in England, he, immigrated to the United States in 1863 and had an active musical career in Philadelphia, which included an organist position at St. James the Less. At Trinity Church in New York City, he modeled with distinction the British cathedral tradition of music. Messiter was an editor of the Episcopal Hymnal (1893), compiled the Psalter (1889) and Choir Office Book (1891), and wrote a musical history of Trinity Episcopal Church, New York (1906).

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