Amzi Chapin

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Born: 2 March 1768, Springfield, Massachusetts

Died: 19 February 1835, Northfield, Ohio

Biography Amzi Chapin was a cabinet maker, music teacher, and composer; teaching music in Virginia, North Carolina, and Kentucky from 1791. He settled in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, in 1800, and remained there until 1831. He was the younger brother of Lucius Chapin.

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List of choral works

Title Year Composer Arranger HTI* Published Comments
Thirtieth 1813 Amzi Chapin 14590 Patterson's Church Music
Twenty-Fourth 1813 Amzi Chapin 14122 Patterson's Church Music Later commonly known as Primrose
Vernon 1813 Jeremiah Ingalls Amzi Chapin 10998b Patterson's Church Music Based on Farewell Hymn, Jeremiah Ingalls 1805

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  • Scholten, James W. 1975. Amzi Chapin: Frontier Singing Master and Folk Hymn Composer. Journal of Research in Music Education 23(2):109-119.
  • Steel, David Warren, and Richard H. Hulan. 2010. The Makers of the Sacred Harp. Urbana, Illinois: University of Illinois Press. 322 pp.