1845–1934

Introduction

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Born: No­vem­ber 23, 1845, Lon­don, Eng­land.

Died: Jan­u­a­ry 19, 1934, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia.

Buried: Ivy Hill Ce­me­te­ry, Penn­syl­van­ia, Penn­syl­van­ia.

Biography

Batchellor, a Quak­er, wrote child­ren’s songs and mu­sic­al in­struct­ion books. Schooled in Brigh­ton, he em­i­grat­ed to Am­er­i­ca in 1877.

Arriving in Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts, in Oc­to­ber that year, he made his way to the New Eng­land Con­ser­va­to­ry and the Ora­to­ry at Bos­ton Un­i­ver­si­ty, where he met Eb­en Tour­jée.

Batchellor spent much of his ca­reer pro­mot­ing the Ton­ic Sol-fa sing­ing method, though the move­ment ul­ti­mate­ly failed to es­tab­lish it­self.

By 1920, Bat­chel­lor was a widow­er, liv­ing with his daught­er Mar­i­on and her fa­mi­ly in Bal­ti­more, Mar­y­land. By 1930, they had moved to Wash­ing­ton, DC.

Publications

Sources

Music

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