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Richard Storrs Willis

Born: Feb 10, 1819

Death: May 7, 1900

Birthplace: Boston

Nationality: United States

Richard Storrs Willis

Date of Birth : Feb 10, 1819
Date of Death : May 7, 1900
Birth Place : Boston

Richard Storrs Willis was an American composer, mainly of hymn music. His best known melody is probably the one called, simply, Carol. This is the standard tune, in the United States, though not in Great Britain, of the much-loved hymn "It Came Upon the Midnight Clear", with lyrics by Edmund Sears. He was also a music critic and journal editor.

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  • Storrs Willis, Richard
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