1841-1916

August 17, 1841, Boston, Massachusetts.

July 16, 1916, Longmeadow, Massachusetts.

Holden helped found the American Guild of Organists, and composed and edited numerous pieces and collections of sacred music. Of these, his 1883 Songs of Faith, Hope and Love, is perhaps the best known.

Holden studied in New York City, and served there as organist of the Church of the Divine Paternity (Universalist) and of the Church of the Puritans (Presbyterian). His sacred solo In Heavenly Love Abiding was recorded by the Metropolitan Quartet on an Edison Blue Amberol cylinder, number 3813, in 1919. His works include:

  1. Merry Christmas Bells Are Ringing