Bartholomew Brown

  • Born
    8th September 1772
  • Died
    14th April 1854
  • Birthplace
    Sterling, New England
Bartholomew Brown was born in Sterling, Sept. 8, 1772; early moved to E. Bridgewater; graduated at Harvard University, 1799; died in Boston, April 14th, 1854. The tune, "Tilden," one of the most popular of his compositions, was written in memory of a classmate and loved friend by the name of Tilden, who died at college in the year 1800. Many others of his sacred compositions, and several of his secular pieces, will be long remembered. He wrote the calendar pages of Robert B. Thomas' Almanac for many years. He was a lawyer by profession, and poet as well as musician. Could write a song, words and music, then sing it-—a genial, popular man. In connection with A. Albee and H. Mann, he compiled the "Columbian Sacred Harmony,," in 1808.