Blake, Charles Dupee


American organist and song writer. Born in Walpole, Mass. Began studying music at the age of seven and composing at ten. Studied with J. D. C. Parker, J. K. Paine, T. P. Ryder and Handel Pond. After being organist at Wrentham and at Holliston, Mass., he went to Boston as organist of the Bloomfield Street M. E. Church and later to the Union Church. His compositions which are very popular in character, number about three thousand, and consist of songs and piano pieces. He also wrote several large works, one of which, The Lightkeeper's Daughter, was produced in Boston in 1883. He has been connected with the musichouse of White, Smith & Co., of Boston.