Grant Colfax Tullar
Grant Colfax Tullar (5 August 1869 – 20 May 1950) was an American minister, composer, and hymn writer.
Tullar was born on August 5, 1869 in Bolton, Connecticut. His parents named him after President Ulysses S. Grant and Vice President Schuyler Colfax. Tullar's mother died when he was two, and his father was disabled from the Civil War, so both of these factors contributed to a tumultuous childhood.
In 1888, Tullar became a Methodist at a camp meeting. From there, he attended Hackettstown Academy in New Jersey, going on to be a Methodist minister in Dover, Delaware. In 1893, with the help of Isaac Meredith, Tullar founded the Tullar-Meredith Publishing Company in New York City, where he composed and produced church and Sunday school music in hymns and hymnals.
Perhaps his most famous is the poem "The Weaver," commonly referred to as "The Tapestry Poem." Posthumously, this work gained popularity through the writings of Corrie ten Boom, who cited it as one of her favorites. In fact, the connection between Corrie ten Boom and this poem runs so deep that many people have mistakenly attributed the poem to her instead of Tullar.
Tullar died on May 20, 1950, in Ocean Grove, New Jersey, and he was buried in Restland Memorial Park in Hanover.
= Recordings are available for online listening.
= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||BVE-45932||10-in.||6/20/1928||I cannot get beyond his love||Moody Bible Institute Trio||Male vocal trio, with piano||composer|
|Victor||BVE-56630||10-in.||11/29/1929||Nailed to the cross||Holman and Robinson||Vocal duet, with piano||composer|
|Victor||BVE-57285||10-in.||1/22/1930||Nailed to the cross||The Higgins Sisters||Female vocal quartet (unaccompanied)||composer|
|Victor||LBS-78172||10-in. (33-1/3 rpm)||10/12/1933||Face to face||Green Brothers||Instrumental trio||composer|
|Victor||LBS-81125||10-in. (33-1/3 rpm)||12/29/1933||Face to face||Green Brothers||Vibraphone ("Deagan vibra-harp") and chimes duet||composer|
|Victor||BVE-83646||10-in.||7/27/1934||Face to face||Seth Parker Trio||Mixed vocal trio, with organ||composer|
|Victor||PBS-09781||10-in.||11/4/1937||Face to face||Esther McNiff Curtis||Symphonet solo||composer|
|OKeh||S-73188||10-in.||Feb. 1925||Nailed to the cross||Frank McCravy ; James McCravy||Male vocal duet, with instrumental trio||composer|
|Brunswick||E15966-E15967||10-in.||6/15/1925||Face to face||Homer A. Rodeheaver||Male vocal solo, with brass quartet, organ, and bells||composer|
|Brunswick||E16013-E16014||10-in.||6/19/1925||Face to face||Homer A. Rodeheaver||Male vocal solo, with brass quartet, organ, and bells||composer|
|Brunswick||E16317-E16319||10-in.||9/3/1925||Face to face||Elliott Shaw||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Brunswick||E16412-E16414||10-in.||9/25/1925||Face to face||Elliott Shaw||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Brunswick||E16620-E16623||10-in.||10/14/1925||Face to face||Elliott Shaw||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Brunswick||E21130-E21131||10-in.||1/6/1927||Face to face||Homer A. Rodeheaver||Male vocal solo, with brass quartet, bells, and organ||composer|
|Edison||8508||10-in.||6/27/1922||Nailed to the cross||George E. Nhare ; Louise Collins Nhare||Vocal duet (soprano and tenor), with orchestra||composer|
|Edison||18291||10-in.||3/8/1928||Shall I crucify him?||Criterion Male Quartet||Male vocal quartet||composer|
|Edison||N-130||10-in.||3/8/1928||Shall I crucify Him?||Criterion Male Quartet||Male vocal quartet||composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Tullar, Grant Colfax," accessed September 26, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110199.
Tullar, Grant Colfax. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 26, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110199.
"Tullar, Grant Colfax." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 26 September 2023.
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