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To Mission San Francisco (Sketches from the Southwest, No. 1)

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Uploaded by: Agnus_Dei (03/17/18)
Composer: Strickland, Lily, arr. Barnes, Edwin Shippen
Sample Producer: Milan Digital Audio
Sample Set: Salisbury Cathedral Father Willis
Software: Hauptwerk
Genre: Early 20th century
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Lily Strickland (28 January 1884 – 6 June 1958) was an American composer, painter and writer. Strickland began studying piano at age six and began composing in her teens. She studied piano and composition at Converse College and in 1905 received a scholarship to study at the Institute of Musical Arts (later Juilliard) in New York City.

In 1912 she married Joseph Courtenay Anderson, an English teacher at Columbia University. When Anderson became manager for an American company in 1920, the couple moved to Calcutta, and spent the next ten years in India. Stickland traveled in Africa and Asia, painted and published articles in American magazines. She received an honorary doctorate in music from Converse College in 1924 in recognition of her success as a composer.

"Sketches from the Southwest" are a series of four piano pieces published by G. Schirmer in 1921. "To Mission San Francisco" is the first of the four.

This arrangement was done by Edward Shippen Barnes (September 14, 1887 in Seabright, New Jersey – February 14, 1958, in Idyllwild, California) was an American organist. He was a graduate of Yale University where he studied with Horatio Parker and Harry Jepson. After graduating from Yale, Barnes continued his studies in Paris with Louis Vierne,Vincent D'Indy, and Abel Decaux. He worked as organist at the Church of the Incarnation, New York (1911–1912), Rutgers Presbyterian Church, New York (1913–1924), St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Philadelphia (1924–1938), and the First Presbyterian Church, Santa Monica (1938–1958).

Although he is largely forgotten as a composer, Barnes was quite successful, composing several organ symphonies, suites, and shorter works. He is most remembered for his harmonization of the Christmas carol, "Angels, we have heard on high," appearing in most American hymnals.

The score is attached below, as well as a photo of Lily Strickland and one of Edwin Shippen Barnes, as well as photos of the Mission San Francisco (I think!).
Performance: Live
Recorded in: Stereo
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