Evelyn Simpson Curenton (born 1953) is a leading African-American composer, pianist, organist, and vocalist.
Simpson Curenton began piano lessons at age 5, began to perform with the Singing Simpsons of Philadelphia, a family group, and earned a B.M., Music Education and Voice from Temple University.
She has been commissioned to write works for the American Guild of Organists, George Shirley, the late Duke Ellington, and her sister, the late Joy Simpson, arranged music for Kathleen Battle, Jessye Norman, and the Porgy and Bess Chorus of the New York Metropolitan Opera, and has performed with musical organizations such as Philadelphia's National Opera Ebony (later renamed Opera North).
Based in the Washington, D.C., area, Curenton is… Go to person page >
Composer: Chas. H. Marsh
Born: April 8, 1886, Magnolia, Iowa.
Died: April 12, 1956, La Jolla, California.
Buried: Riverview Cemetery, Brawley, California.
Marsh’s father was pastor of the Congregational Church in Magnolia, Iowa. His gift for the piano was evident at an early age, and after he graduated from high school, Wilbur Chapman asked him to play for the Winona Lake Chautauqua and Bible Conference in Indiana. He later taught at the Bible Institute of Los Angeles (1915-19) and the University of Redlands (1919-26). He studied music in France in the 1920’s, and became president of the European School of Music and Art in Fort Wayne, Indiana. From 1928 to 1932, he played the organ at the First Presbyterian Church. In 1932, he moved to Florida to become pr… Go to person page >
Tune Title: [Living he loved me, dying he saved me]First Line: Living he loved me, dying he saved meComposer: Charles H. Marsh, 1886-1956; Evelyn Simpson-Curenton, b. 1953Incipit: 32133 13213 31Key: G MajorDate: 2012