Stair, Patty

(Martha Greene)


American woman composer; a native of Cleveland, Ohio, who has written songs and piano-music and who is a prominent figure in the musical life of Cleveland. Miss Stair received her theoretical instruction wholly in her native city, from F. Bassett, and since finishing her studies, has become a concert organist, pianist and composer of note. Her compositions include a book of six songs; madrigals; a comic glee, entitled An Interrupted Serenade; a berceuse for violin and piano; a song, If I Were a Brook; a religious song, O Lamb of God; a setting of Thomas Campion's Petition; and a jovial partsong for male voices, Jenny Kissed Me, being a setting of Leigh Hunt's little poem.