Composer: John Knowles Paine
Dates: 9 January 1839 – 25 April 1906
Title of Piece: Hymn to the West
Brief Biography: The first American composer to achieve fme for large-scale orchestral music Paine was a senior member of the Boston Six. His pioneering courses in musical appreciation and musical history at Harvard were a model for American music departments. Paine made one of the first wax cylinder recordings in 1889.