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George James Webb
Birth: Jun. 24, 1803
Death: Oct. 7, 1887

Composer, Hymn Writer. Born near Salisbury in Wiltshire, England, he emigrated to Boston, Massachusetts, in 1830, where he played the organ at the Old South Church for almost 40 years. Together with Lowell Mason, he founded the Boston Academy of Music and composed several choral and organ works, such as "Prel­ude in Eb" and "Post­lude in A". He is best known for writing the hymns titled the Webb tune book which included "Tis Dawn, the Lark is Sing­ing". This song was performed in musical shows and on ships crossing the Atlantic Ocean. He died in Orange, New Jersey. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Rosedale Cemetery
Orange
Essex County
New Jersey, USA
Plot: Old Cemetery, Lot 871
 
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Record added: Nov 15, 1998
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George James Webb
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
George James Webb
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Remembering you today
- Robin Jaggers
 Added: Oct. 7, 2012
If he only knew how big the cruise ships are now and ocean liners.. maybe now they can get better music by him and not the trash they play aboard!
- A AAA American at Find A Grave
 Added: May. 30, 2012

- Jonathan Robert De Mallie
 Added: May. 30, 2012
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