Richard Storrs Willis, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Richard Storrs Willis

American composer

Date of Birth: 10-Feb-1819

Place of Birth: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Date of Death: 07-May-1900

Profession: composer, journalist

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

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About Richard Storrs Willis

  • Richard Storrs Willis (February 10, 1819 – May 10, 1900) was an American composer, mainly of hymn music. His best known melody is probably the one called, simply, Carol.
  • This is the standard tune, in the United States, though not in Great Britain, of the much-loved hymn "It Came Upon the Midnight Clear" (1850), with lyrics by Edmund Sears. He was also a music critic and journal editor.

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