Benjamin Carr

Benjamin Carr Sheet Music

  • Born
    12th September 1768
  • Died
    24th May 1831
  • Birthplace
    London, England

Benjamin Carr was an American composer, singer, teacher, and music publisher. Born in London, he studied organ with Charles Wesley and composition with Samuel Arnold. In 1793 he traveled to Philadelphia with a stage company, and a year later went with the same company to New York, where he stayed until 1797. Later that year he moved to Philadelphia, where he became a prominent member of the city’s musical life. He was "decidedly the most important and prolific music publisher in America during the 1790s (as well as one of its most distinguished composers), conducting, in addition to his Philadelphia business, a New York branch from 1794 to 1797, when it was acquired by James Hewitt" (Wolfe, 1980, p. 43).

Title Form Instrument
A Collection of Chants and Tunes Books Voice(s) and Instruments
Sacred Harmony Compilation Voice(s) and Instruments
Fantasia on the Air Gramachree Fantasy Piano
The Analytical Instructor for the Piano Forte Piano piece Piano
Rondo in E-flat major Rondo Piano
Rondo in G major Rondo Piano
In Vain is the Verdure of Spring Song Cycle Voice(s) and Piano