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T. P. Ryder

Thomas Philander Ryder (June 29, 1836 – December 2, 1887) was an American composer, organist, teacher, conductor, and organ builder.

Ryder was born in Cohasset, Massachusetts. He studied with Gustav Satter before taking a post as a church organist in Hyannis. From 1879 he served at the Tremont Temple in Boston. He also served as choirmaster and teacher, and compiled anthologies of sacred and secular partsongs. He was also popular as a composer of hymns and parlor pieces for piano. He died in Somerville, Massachusetts.

Birth and Death Data: Born June 29th, 1836, Died December 2nd, 1887

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1917 - 1923

Roles Represented in DAHR: arranger


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-20671 10-in. 9/17/1917 The old oaken bucket Herbert Witherspoon Bass vocal solo, with orchestra arranger  
Victor B-27784 10-in. 4/26/1923 Old oaken bucket Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied arranger  
Edison 6902 10-in. 8/6/1919 The warrior's song Arthur Middleton Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra arranger  


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