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 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:

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