Jacob Henry Hall

Jacob Henry Hall
Short Name: Jacob Henry Hall
Full Name: Hall, J. H. (Jacob Henry), 1855-1941
Birth Year: 1855
Death Year: 1941

Jacob Henry Hall, 1855-1941

Born: Jan­u­a­ry 2, 1855, near Har­ris­on­burg, Vir­gin­ia.
Died: De­cem­ber 22, 1941.
Buried: Day­ton, Vir­gin­ia.

Son of farm­er George G. Hall and Eliz­a­beth Thom­as Hall, Ja­cob at­tend­ed sing­ing schools taught by Tim­o­thy Funk when he was a boy. As his love of mu­sic pro­gressed, he earned mo­ney by trap­ping quail and bought a Ger­man ac­cor­di­on; he soon learned to play one part while sing­ing an­o­ther. Af­ter he and his bro­ther joint­ly pur­chased an or­gan, he taught him­self to play hymn tunes, Gos­pel songs, and an­thems. He went on to stu­dy mu­sic the­ory, har­mo­ny, and com­po­si­tion in Har­ris­on­burg and else­where, and in 1877 at­tend­ed a Nor­mal Mu­sic School in New Mar­ket, Vir­gin­ia, taught by Ben­ja­min Un­seld and P. J. Merges. Af­ter­ward, he par­tnered with H. T. Wart­man for two years to con­duct sing­ing schools and con­ven­tions. In 1890, Hall at­tend­ed Da­na’s Mu­sical In­sti­tute in War­ren, Ohio, and a nor­mal school run by George & F. W. Root at Sil­ver Lake, New York. He lat­er served as prin­ci­pal of the Na­tion­al Nor­mal School of Mu­sic.

Hall’s works in­clude:
Hall’s Songs of Home, 1885
The Star of Beth­le­hem (Day­ton, Vir­gin­ia: Rue­bush-Kief­fer Com­pa­ny)
Musical Mil­lion (as­sis­tant ed­it­or)
Spirit of Praise, with Will­iam Kirk­pat­rick & Charles Case (Day­ton, Vir­gin­ia: The Rue­bush-Kieff­er Com­pa­ny, 1911)
Hall’s Quar­tettes for Men, 1912
Biography of Gos­pel Song and Hymn Writ­ers/em> (New York: Flem­ing H. Re­vell Com­pa­ny, 1914)

Hall, pp. 329-34

Glorious Morn­ing Dawns, The
O Thou Whose Match­less Pow­er Con­trols


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