James Holmes Rosecrans

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Born: 1845

Died: 1926


James Holmes Rosecrans was born in Berne, New York. His father died young and James worked on a farm, but studied music in his spare time. He continued his studies at the Baxter University of Music in Friendship, New York. He was an itinerant music teacher for a few years, held a position in the Music Conservatory of Des Moines, Iowa, then joined the Fillmore Brothers Music House in Cincinnati, Ohio. During this time, he also travelled among churches teaching congregational singing and Sunday-school music. He also became an ordained minister of the Christian Church. He left the music publishing business and went to Colorado, teaching music in Douglas County, then to California as an evangelist. He was later was associated with evangelistic efforts in Texas, and taught music and Bible at Carlton College in Bonham, Texas. He died in Breakabeen, New York. Over his lifetime, he published over 20 music collections. Most of his compositions were hymns, sacred songs and part songs.

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