Chester G. Allen was born on February 15, 1838 in Westford, New York. On April 24, 1862. On June 1, 1850, Chester G. was 12 years old and living with his family in Westford, New York. His father, Daniel N. Allen, was a farmer and 42 years old. His mother’s name was Adelia. Chester was the oldest son, followed by George E. It was 10 years old. Then there was Sarah A., who is seven years old, and Daniel N. Junior, who was five years old. These were all in attendance at school. Then there was a little baby boy that was three months old whose name was Whiting. 24 year old Chester was married to 23 year old Cornelia E. Doubleday in Cooperstown, New York. Cornelia had been born on February 1, 1839 in Cooperstown, New York. They went on to have four children. On April 15, 1910, Mrs. Chester G. Allen was 71 years old and living in a rental apartment at 28 West 46th Street, Manhattan, New York. Her four children had died. She was widowed and working as a music teacher, teaching piano and organ. Her 81 year old sister, Caroline was living with her. Cornelia died in 1917. Known as a teacher, composer and musical writer, Allen edited and compiled collections of music for schools and churches, containing many of his own compositions. For some time he, edited the New York Musical Gazette, and taught music in the public schools of Cleveland, Ohio. On October 18, 1878, Chester died in Cooperstown, New York. Chester G. Allen has composed a great collection of gospel songs combining with William Bradbury and others. Allen’s tune that he later called Joyful Song is used with Fanny Crosby hymn, Praise Him, Praise Him. I listened to this composition and I actually really liked it because I thought that I was pretty catchy. Here are the lyrics. The next two compositions That I chose I will be talking about is significant to me because both of them have been sang in my church. One of the two songs is called Christ is born Today. The song pretty much about the day Jesus was born and describes what it was like according to the Bible. The Second song is called Hosanna to our Glorious King. The title pretty much sums up the whole song because it talking about how great the King of Kings is, that would be Jesus. I actually like this song because it has good rhythm and a catchy tune. Most of Chester G Allen’s compositions are played with piano originally, but obviously can also be played with several other instruments, like a trumpet or and flute. Most of the compositions that Chester G. Allen has done are gospel music, at least most of the composition that I could find. I wouldn’t say that all of his music sounds that exact same, because each piece of music is unique in its own special way. Overall I think that Chester G Allen was an excellent composer of music and did a very good job of making the music in a special way.