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Clara Scott, Chant Deus Misereatur in D major
Clara H. Fiske was born in Elk Grove, Illinois in 1841. After study at the Music Institute in Chicago she taught music at the Ladies Seminary in Lyons, Iowa. In 1861 she married Hen­ry Clay Scott. As a composer she was encouraged by Horatio Parker who published a number of her works. In 1882 she published the Royal Anthem Book, believed to be the first anthem book ever pub­lished by a wo­man. She died in 1897 after being thrown from her buggy by a runaway horse.

This Chant Deus Misereatur has an interesting surprise for us in its seventh verse!

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Mrs. Clara H. Fiske Scott (1841-1897)
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