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Whispering Hope….definitely an old hymn! My husband has been wanting me to arrange this hymn for a long time. He finally got his wish I’ve written an early advanced piano arrangement of “Whispering Hope” which I’m offering for FREE to my church pianist readers.
I decided to read up on the composer of this song and was surprised at what I found. (in the numbered list below)
Septimus Winner, an American songwriter of the 19th century, was born in May 1827 and died of a heart attack in 1902. He used the following stage names (pseudonymns) for his written poems and music: Alice Hawthorne, Percy Guyer, Mark Mason, Marion Florence, Leon Dore, Apsley Street, and Paul Stenton.
Septimus’ wife, Mary Ann, was a relative of Nathaniel Hawthorne which explains the generous use of the stage name, Alice Hawthorne.
See if you recognize the following songs written by Septimus Winner. (this will date some of you including myself)
1. Listen to the Mockingbird (Alice Hawthorne)
2. Oh Where Oh Where Has My Little Dog Gone (lyrics only) *German folk tune
3. Carry Me Back to Tennessee (better known as Ellie Rhee)
4. Whispering Hope (1868)
I could not locate the story behind the writing of “Whispering Hope” so without further ado…click on the following song title to download your free early advanced arrangement of…
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