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"Sidney Homer [photograph]." Bain News Service, publisher. Prints and Photographs Collection.

Sidney Homer (1864-1953) studied with George Chadwick in Boston, and with others in Germany. In 1895, he married contralto Louise Beatty (Homer), a world-renown opera singer who sang often at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City. The two lived in New York beginning in 1900 and Sidney Homer began to write songs for his wife to include in her recitals. Homer wrote over 103 songs, which were sung not only by Mrs. Homer but by many of the most popular opera singers of the time. Almost all of Homer's music was published by G. Schirmer, Inc. and range from the ultra-dramatic mood of "General William Booth Enters into Heaven" to a series of occasional songs on poems by Christina Rossetti titled "Seventeen Lyrics From Sing Song," Op. 19.

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Title
Sidney Homer
Contributor Names
Homer, Sidney -- 1864-1953 (composer)
Subject Headings
-  Parlor and Concert Stage
-  Songs and Music
-  Biographies
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biography
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Homer, Sidney. Sidney Homer. Online Text. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/ihas.200187268/. (Accessed September 30, 2016.)

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Homer, S. Sidney Homer. [Online Text] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/ihas.200187268/.

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Homer, Sidney. Sidney Homer. Online Text. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/ihas.200187268/>.