The American composer and organist Dudley Buck was born in Hartford, CT in 1839. He worked as an organist and choir director in Hartford, Chicago, Boston, and New York. Buck was, for many years the most famous organist in America. He died on October 6, 1909.
Sunshine and Shadow
“In ever varying guise runs on the life of man,
Now sunshine, and now shadow to its close:
Then death — then life newborn.”
On the Coast
“Dash high, roaring surf,
On the rockbound coast of the Northland!
Shout in thy glee, foaming wave,
Borne on in the clasp of the Northwind!
Thunder in echoing tones
Through the caves of the guardian sea cliffs!
But when thou dost lull thee to rest
O list the Angelus blest,
And the chant which floats over the deep.”
The Holy Night
“There were shepherds abiding in the field, Keeping watch over their flocks by night.”
"March on, then, ye brave to the fray!
Come, companions in arms, to the rescue!
Steadfast courage shall win us the day,
Charge on the foes who molest you!
March in the strength of God the Lord!
He is our shield and armor!"