Harry Hobart Hall (b. January 20, 1921) died on Sunday, May 25, 2014, at the age of 93. He was a native of Dothan, Alabama. Harry was preceded in death by his wife, Jane Sumpter Hall, whom he wed in 1950. Harry graduated from the UNC at Chapel Hill and earned M.A. and PhD. Degrees from George Peabody College in Nashville, TN. During World War II, he was a trombonist and arranger in various service bands, and later joined Shorter College in Rome, GA as professor of music. Harry was the author of A Johnny Reb Band from Salem: the pride of Tarheelia chronicling the experience of Moravian musicians during the Civil War (published 1963; re-published 2006 by NC Office of Archives and History). From the late 1950s through the early 1990s, Hall served as music consultant for the Moravian Music Foundation.
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