1865-1930

February 5, 1865, Brooklyn, New York.

December 25, 1930.

Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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In his youth, Loomis won a three year scholarship at the National Conservatory. There he studied with Antonín Dvořák, and quickly became a favored pupil of the Bohemian composer. He gained his greatest fame from the collection Lyrics of the Red Man, settings of native American songs rescored for piano. Loomis also composed works for children, and numerous stage works, including comic operas, pantomimes, sonatas for violin and for piano, and incidental music for numerous stage plays. Little of his music was committed to disc, although some of the lyrics were released by Naxos Records on the Marco Polo label.

  1. Song for Christmas Eve, A

Loomis’ place of death