Natalie Allyn Sleeth (née Wakeley) (October 29, 1930 – March 21, 1992) was an American composer.
Sleeth was born in Evanston, Illinois. In 1934, she began to study the piano at the early age of four. Later in her life, she received an Academic major in music and a BA in music theory at Wellesley College in Massachusetts. She married a Professor of Homiletics, Reverend Ronald E. Sleeth.
One of her best-known anthems for choir is entitled "Joy in the Morning" and was written for the West Virginia Wesleyan College concert chorale on the occasion of her husband's inauguration as the president of West Virginia Wesleyan College in 1977.
Another favorite, sung widely in the United Church of Canada is "In the Bulb There is a Flower." Th… Go to person page >