Born: Oc­to­ber 23, 1819, Bev­er­ly, Mass­a­chu­setts.

Died: Oc­to­ber 26, 1858, Co­lum­bia, South Car­o­li­na.

Buried: Un­ion Cem­e­te­ry, Nor­walk, Con­nec­ti­cut.

Woodbury stu­died with Low­ell Ma­son in Bos­ton, Mass­a­chu­setts. He had fur­ther stu­dies in Par­is and Lon­don in the late 1830’s. Af­ter re­turn­ing to Bos­ton, he taught mu­sic, played the or­gan, and con­duct­ed chor­al groups. He ed­it­ed World of Mu­sic and the Amer­i­can Month­ly Mu­sic­al Re­view. In 1849 he moved to New York. Af­ter con­tract­ing tu­ber­cu­lo­sis, he tra­veled in the Med­i­ter­ran­ean and Flor­i­da. His works in­clude ora­tor­i­os, can­ta­tas, cho­rus, flees, pi­ano pieces, teach­ing pieces, and:



  1. Ho, Reap­ers of Life’s Har­vest


  1. Chopin
  2. Eucharist
  3. Faithful
  4. Lake Enon
  5. Nearer Home
  6. Rakem
  7. Selena
  8. Siloam
  9. Sinner Forgiven, A
  10. Speed Away
  11. Talmar
  12. Woodbury