Morgan, Justin

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Morgan, Justin

Morgan, Justin, American composer; b. West Springfield, Mass., Feb. 28, 1747; d. Randolph, Vt., March 22, 1798. He settled in Vt. in 1788, although he pursued an active life as a traveling singing master. Morgan was a composer of decided talent. His extant works comprise Despair, a lament on the death of his wife, judgment Anthem, 5 fuguing-tunes, including the popular Montgomery, and 2 plain tunes. With the lament excepted, all were publ. in Benham’s Federal Harmony (1790).


B. Bändel, Sing the Lord’s Song in a Strange Land: The Life of J. M.. (Rutherford, N.J., 1981).

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