Abby Hutchins. Patton (1829-1892)
Last updated: 27.04.22
p_pattonah.jpg According to the Internet source given below, Abby Hutchinson Patton was an American composer, singer and poet born in Milford, New Hampshire
Born into a family with a long musical ancestry, she learned to sing as a four-year old at her mother's side. Her first public appearance was in Milford together with her parents and 12 siblings. Together with her three younger brothers, Judson, John and Asa they began their concert career as The Hutchinson Family in 1841. After achieving fame in New York in 1843 they left for a year long tour of England charming many public figures such as Charles Dickens and Lord Alfred Tennyson.
After her marriage in 1861 she sang with her brothers only on special occasions. She was interested in and supported women's education and universal suffrage. After her husband's retirement in 1873 they traveled to Europe, Asia, Africa and all parts of the USA.
She died in Milford, New Hampshire.
Websites:
url15.gif Abby Hutchinson Patton Biography by wikipedia.org.  
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book15.gif  Book of Words of the Hutchinson Family The Hutchinson Family flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
book15.gif  Songs of the Hutchinson Family Hutchinson Family flag15us.gif
     Title Attribution Instruments Source Remarks
           
pdf15.gif Kind Words Can Never Die (1855) A.H. Patton (words & music) Piano, Voice SheetMusic Point
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pdf15.gif Recollections of Home (1846) Hutchinson Family (music)
Ellen Rogers (words)
A.H. Patton (perf.)
Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Cottage of My Mother (1848), The Hutchinson Family (music)
Jesse Hutchinson (words)
A.H. Patton (perf.)
Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif If I Were a Voice (1850) Hutchinson Family (music)
Louisa M. Patch (words)
A.H. Patton (perf.)
Piano, Voice IMSLP
This list is arranged by composer and contains 4 works performed by Abby Hutchinson Patton who is featured on sheet music covers. It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located.
     Title Composer Attribution Remarks
         
perf15.jpg Recollections of Home (1846) Hutchinson Family Ellen Rogers (words)
A.H. Patton (perf.)
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perf15.jpg Cottage of My Mother (1848), The Hutchinson Family Jesse Hutchinson (words)
A.H. Patton (perf.)
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perf15.jpg If I Were a Voice (1850) Hutchinson Family Louisa M. Patch (words)
A.H. Patton (perf.)
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This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 5 works by Abby Hutchinson Patton (1829-1892). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: pdf15.gif (w&m)
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
Bright Things Can Never Die (w&m) 185- Hutchinson Family (perf.)
Kind Words Can Never Die (w&m) 1855 Hutchinson Family (perf.)
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Song For Mayor Wood 1855 Dean (words)  wvicon.gif
Camp Meeting Songs of the Florida Freedman (w&m) 1870 Hutchinson Family (perf.)  wvicon.gif
Ring Out, Wild Bells 1891 Alfred Tennyson (words)
Hutchinson Family (perf.)
arr.: Geo Rosey
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