1865–1930

Introduction

Born: Feb­ru­a­ry 5, 1865, Brook­lyn, New York.

Died: De­cem­ber 25, 1930, probably in Boston, Massachusetts (Massachusetts Death Index).

Buried: Mount Au­burn Ce­me­te­ry, Cam­bridge, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

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Biography

In his youth, Loom­is won a three year schol­ar­ship at the Na­tion­al Con­ser­va­tory. There he stu­died with An­to­nín Dvoř­ák, and quick­ly be­came a fa­vored pu­pil of the Bo­he­mi­an com­pos­er.

He gained his great­est fame from the col­lec­tion Lyr­ics of the Red Man, set­tings of na­tive Am­er­i­can songs re­scored for pi­a­no.

Loomis al­so com­posed works for child­ren, and nu­mer­ous stage works, in­clud­ing com­ic op­er­as, pan­to­mimes, so­na­tas for vi­o­lin and for pi­a­no, and in­ci­dent­al mu­sic for nu­mer­ous stage plays.

Little of his mu­sic was com­mitted to disc, al­though some of the lyr­ics were re­leased by Nax­os Re­cords on the Mar­co Po­lo la­bel.

Sources

Lyrics

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