Adam Craik Smyth

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 02
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about the early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1970
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6251g92
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-24
Date Modified 2005-02-24
ID 324215
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6251g92

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Title Adam Craik Smyth
Description "The Manti choir under Smyth was one of the first in Utah to sing numbers from Handel's "The Messiah." He did more fine classical things than any organization in the state during the same period and our music library was extensive and rich." Smyth's successor as director of the Manti Choir7 was just as profuse and complimentary in his appraisal of Smyth's attributes. Another subsequent director of the choir for twenty-two years,8 although he did not know Smyth personally, told of how the older members of his (Johnson's) choir revered their former director, A.C. Smyth. Evan Stephens, director of the Salt Lake Tabernacle Choir, occasionally submitted his compositions to Smyth, as he (Stephens) was largely self-taught while Smyth was a student of Harmony and Composition. Limitations on the length of this treatise will not permit an elaboration further on Smyth's many fine contri-butions , but the interested reader may find much additional-information in books on file in the Brigham Young University Library. These contributions include: Twenty-five letters from an Old Note Book. Names of fourty-four published compositions, including eight hymns presently included in tne L.D.S. Hymnal. Names of sixty-four unpublished compositions. Names of many instrumental arrangements including accompaniments for Smyth's choir repertoire. The names of 514 officers and members who sang in Smyth's choirs over the years he directed. Contributions voiced by Smyth's associates relative to his music activities. An account of heavenly manifestations at the dedication of the Manti Temple during the singing of Smyth's choir. 7 Edgar T. Reid 8 Ellis E. Johnson 9 A.C. Smyth and His Influence on Choral Music in Central Utah. Proceedings of the Utah Academy of Science, Arts and. Letters, Vol. XXI-1943-1944. - 33 -
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol. 2
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 324176
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6251g92/324176