1859–1933

Introduction

Born: March 15, 1859, Ship­pens­burg, Penn­syl­van­ia.

Died: Ap­ril 17, 1933, Eas­ton, Penn­syl­van­ia.

Buried: Eas­ton Ce­me­te­ry, Eas­ton, Penn­syl­van­ia.

Biography

A mem­ber of the Ne­vin mu­sic­al fa­mi­ly, George’s cous­ins were com­pos­ers Eth­el­bert and Ar­thur Nevin. His son, Gor­don Balch Nevin, al­so be­came a com­pos­er.

George spent most of his life in the town of Eas­ton. For near­ly 30 years, he ran a whole­sale pa­per bu­si­ness.

He was al­so an his­tor­i­an and lec­tur­er, and some­times gave lec­tures on sub­jects re­lat­ed to mu­sic his­to­ry to lo­cal his­tor­i­cal so­ci­e­ties.

Works

Nevin com­posed main­ly can­ta­tas, in­clud­ing The Crown of Life and The In­car­na­tion. He was al­so known for his set­ting of Sid­ney La­nier’s po­em A Bal­lad of Trees and the Mas­ter, and wrote a num­ber of hymns as well.

Sources

Lyrics

Music

Help Needed

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Ne­vin (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?