Author Archives: W. T. Coston

About W. T. Coston

W. T. Coston (1861–1938) was president of the Texas Young People’s Interstate Sacred Harp Musical Association. He brought T. J. Denson—who dedicated his song “Coston”—to Texas to teach singing schools in 1932.

“Melancholy Day”: Letters of Condolence after the Death of Thomas Jackson Denson

Editors’ Note: Sacred Harp singers from across the South wrote to Paine Denson expressing their condolences and sharing their memories after the death of his father, singing school teacher, leader, and composer Thomas Jackson Denson. T. J.’s death on September 14, … Continue reading

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