1828-1875
portrait

September 1828, Virginia.

September 1875, near Nashville, Tennessee.

Everett originally planned to be a doctor, but went into music instead. He studied in Boston, Massachusetts, and Leipzig, Germany. He wrote many Gospel songs, and edited The Sceptre (New York: Biglow & Main). His brothers were composers Benjamin and Leonard Everett. Asa and Leonard organized a musical instruction system in Richmond, Virginia, in the 1850’s; by 1861, they had 50 teachers and singing schools representing them and using their publications. He and Leonard organized a musical instruction system in Richmond, Virginia, in the 1850’s; by 1861, they had 50 teachers and singing schools representing them and using their publications.

  1. Beyond This Land of Parting
  2. Footprints of Jesus
  3. Hark, the Gentle Voice
  4. Loved One, Farewell
  5. Richmond
  6. There’s a Fountain Free
  7. Who at My Door Is Standing?