Center for Latter-day Saint Arts

On This Day...

A DAILY FACTOID OF OUR ART HISTORY

July 16

Composer and singer Lavinia Triplet Careless was born on this day (1846). A talented vocalist in 19th century Salt Lake City, Lavinia composed the hymn, Once More, My Soul, the Rising Day, (text by Isaac Watts) which appeared in the 1927 Latter-day Saint Hymns. She is one of the only women represented in official hymnals in her day. She and her husband, the early LDS composer and conductor, George Careless, were fixtures in the early Utah music scene. http://www.mormonartwiki.org/index.php?title=Catalog:Lavinia_Triplett_Careless

Glen Nelson