A Sailor's Song

Original Listing

Paul Laurence Dunbar, A Sailor's Song

Biographical Information

(1891-1962) Edward Margetson was a composer, pianist, and organist born in St. Kitts, British West Indies. He came to the United States in 1919. At Columbia University, he studied with Daniel Gregor Mason and Seth Bingham. He founded the Schubert Music Society in 1927. He became an organist and choir master of the Church of the Crucifixion in New York City. He composed works for voice, piano, cello, violin, organ, and string quartets and was particularly successful in his choral writing. Margetson won from Columbia University the Victor Baler Fellowship of Music (1925) and the Morzenthal Fellowship (1937). In 1927, he won a William E. Harmon Foundation Award for Distinguished Achievement among Negroes (bronze medal, music).