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Pratt, Waldo Selden
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(Nov 10, 1857, Philadelphia, PA – Jul 29, 1939, Hartford, CT), American musical scholar, church musician, teacher, and hymnologist. M.A. (1881) William College, Williamstown, MA, and Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. Pratt was professor of ecclesiastical music and hymnology at Hartford Theological Seminary (1882–1925), while also teaching at the Institute of Musical Art, New York. He was president of the Music Teachers National Association (1906–1908) and of the International Musical Association (1911–1916).

Among his books are The History of Music (…

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Saliers, Don E., “Pratt, Waldo Selden”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 15 June 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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