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W. A. Ogden

William Augustine Ogden (October 10, 1841 in Franklin County, Ohio – October 14, 1897 in Toledo, Ohio) was an American composer, especially of church music and hymns, choir conductor and educator.

He served in the 30th Indiana Volunteer Infantry during the American Civil War and organized a male voice choir, which became well known in the Army of the Cumberland.

He published his first song book, The Silver Song in 1870. In 1887 he became superintendent of music in the public schools of Toledo, Ohio.

Birth and Death Data: Born October 10th, 1841 (Franklin County), Died October 14th, 1897 (Toledo)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1928

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-42912 10-in. 8/28/1928 Glorious city Johnson Quartet Mixed vocal quartet, with piano composer  


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