1829–1908
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Jan­u­a­ry 24, 1829, Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

Ju­ly 14, 1908, New York City.

Third son of Low­ell Mason, William studied piano in Bos­ton, then went abroad, becoming acquainted with Liszt in Wei­mar, Germany. He re­turned to Am­er­i­ca in 1854 and made a tour as a concert pianist.

He later set­tled in New York City, in 1868 began teaching piano. During his life, he wrote about 10 hymn tunes, and some 40 piano pieces.

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  3. Oporto
  4. Tuam