Oc­to­ber 23, 1819, Beverly, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

Oc­to­ber 26, 1858, Columbia, South Carolina.

Norwalk Union Ce­me­te­ry, Norwalk, Con­nec­ti­cut.


Wood­bu­ry studied with Lo­well Ma­son in Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chusetts. He had further studies in Pa­ris and Lon­don in the late 1830’s. After returning to Bos­ton, he taught music, played the organ, and conducted choral groups. He edited the World of Music and the Am­er­i­can Monthly Musical Review. In 1849, he moved to New York. After contracting tuberculosis, he traveled in the Me­di­ter­ra­ne­an and Flor­i­da.

His works in­clude oratorios, cantatas, chorus, glees, piano pieces, teaching pieces, and:

His wife was Mary Ab­by Put­nam.

  1. Ho, Reapers of Life’s Harvest
  1. Burlin
  2. Burton
  3. Chopin
  4. Edmeston
  5. Ella
  6. Eucharist
  7. Faithful
  8. Lake Enon
  9. Modena
  10. Nearer Home
  11. Phillips
  12. Rakem
  13. Rockport
  14. Selena
  15. Siloam
  16. Sinner Forgiven, A
  17. Speed Away, Heralds of Light
  18. Talmar
  19. Vanmeter
  20. Woodbury