Louis Campbell-Tipton (1877–1921) was an American composer; a native of Chicago, Illinois, he was resident in Paris from 1901. He felt that the prospects for performance of large-scale American works in the United States were bleak, and claimed that he had never wished to sacrifice the energy needed to complete a large work. Even so, at his death a number of pieces for orchestra were found among his manuscripts, as were two operas. During his life he was known mainly for his chamber music; he also taught theory for a time in Chicago. One of his songs, "A Spirit Flower", was recorded by the Swedish tenor Jussi Bjorling.Amongst other compositions, he wrote the following tone poems: Beside the Sea. (Op.3 No.1). The Sea Shell. (Op.3 No.2). Confession. (Op.3. No.3). Summertide. (Op.3. No.4). Longing. (Op.3. No.5). Night Musings. (Op. 3. No. 6).