August 11, birthday of Carrie Minetta Jacobs-Bond

I have been concentrating lately on female composers, who are under-represented online, which reflects how there is a bias against women in general against female composers and conductors.  You can read about that in my post from July 19.  If I can’t find one born on the calendar day, I won’t post.  On with today’s composer.

Carrie Minetta Jacobs-Bond (1862 – 1946) composed an incredibly popular song, which you’ve probably heard, named “I Love You Truly,” often played at weddings.  In her lifetime, she wrote more than 170 more, and by 1910, she had become a millionaire from the royalties.

Sadly, her son committed suicide to one of her songs, “A Perfect Day.”  (No, not Lou Reed’s “Perfect Day.”)

A Perfect Day

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Writer and Education Professional. Specialties include Ethics, Personal Memoir, Classical music, Tai Chi, Stress Reduction, Meditation, Coping, Classical Music, Aging, Love, Joy, Compassion and Equanimity (& what interests me.)

6 Responses to August 11, birthday of Carrie Minetta Jacobs-Bond

  1. kvennarad says:

    I seem to recall Tony Hancock, at the end of the televised version of ‘The Radio Ham’ (as opposed to the radio version), singing “When you come to the end of a perfect day…” through clenched teeth, as he ripped out wires from his radio set.

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  2. darlamsands says:

    Thank you for representing female composers!

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