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Archibald Thompson Davison

Born: Oct 11, 1883

Death: Feb 6, 1961

Birthplace: United States of America

Nationality: United States

Archibald Thompson Davison

Date of Birth : Oct 11, 1883
Date of Death : Feb 6, 1961
Birth Place : United States of America

Archibald Thompson Davison was an American musicologist, conductor, composer and music educator. Davison was born in Boston, Massachusetts. He completed his studies in music at Harvard University, finally graduating in 1908 with a PhD. He is best remembered for his work as editor of the two volumes of 'The Historical Anthology of Music', done together with Willi Apel. He died in Brant Rock. His compositions were completed early in life, and none of them are part of the standard repertoire. His musicology writings include: The Harmonic Contributions of Claude Debussy, 1908 Choral Conducting, 1940 The Technique of Choral Composition, 1945 The Historical Anthology of Music Volume I: Oriental, Medieval and Renaissance Music, 1949 The Historical Anthology of Music Volume II: Baroque, Rococo and Pre-Classical Music, 1950

Also known as


  • Archibald T. Davison
  • Archibald Thompson
  • Davison, Archibald T.
  • Archibald T. Davison
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