George A. Minor

George Minor (December 7, 1845, Richmond, Virginia - January 30, 1904, Richmond, Virginia) was an American composer. Minor attended a military academy in Richmond, and served during the American Civil War as Chief of Ordnance and Hydrography of the Confederate States Navy. After the war, he went into the music field, teaching at singing schools and conducting at musical conventions. He helped found the Hume-Minor Company, which made pianos and organs. A member of the First Baptist Church of Richmond, Minor was the Sunday school superintendent there.

Birth and Death Data: Born December 7, 1845, Died January 30, 1904

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1912 - 1930

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

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Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-11647 10-in. 2/29/1912 Bringing in the sheaves Trinity Mixed Quartet Chorus, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-40318 10-in. 10/20/1927 Bringing in the sheaves Frank Stamps All Star Quartet Male vocal quartet, with piano composer  
OKeh W401626 10-in. 2/19/1929 Bringing in the sheaves The Mountain Singers Male Quartet Male vocal quartet, with organ and chimes composer  
OKeh W404618 10-in. 12/3/1930 Bringing in the sheaves Dixie Entertainers ; Earl Johnson Mixed vocal trio, with fiddle (violin) and guitar composer  


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