Sowerby, Leo

(1 May 1895, Grand Rapids, Mich. – 7 July 1968, Port Clinton, Oh.)
   He taught composition at the American Conservatory in Chicago from 1925–1962, was organist and choirmaster at the Episcopal Cathedral of St. James from 1927–1962, and was a founding director, from 1962–1968, of the College of Church Musicians in Washington, D. C. He composed more than 120 anthems as well as communion services, canticles, psalms, and other choral works.

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  • Leo Sowerby — (May 1 1895 ndash;July 7 1968), American composer and church musician, was the winner of the Pulitzer Prize for music in 1946, and was often called the “Dean of American church music” in the early to mid 20th century.BiographySowerby was born in… …   Wikipedia

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  • Leo Sowerby — (* 1. Mai 1895 in Grand Rapids/Michigan; † 7. Juli 1968 in Port Clinton/Ohio) war ein US amerikanischer Komponist. Sowerby begann im Alter von zehn Jahren zu komponieren. Sein erstes Violinkonzert wurde 1913 vom Chicago Symphony Orchestra… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • List of compositions by Leo Sowerby — The following is a list of compositions by Leo Sowerby. Choral Cantatas* A Liturgy of Hope (selections from the Psalms) (1917) * The Vision of Sir Launfal (poem of James Russell Lowell (1925) * Forsaken of Man (Passion setting, adapted from the… …   Wikipedia

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  • Dela — Maurice Dela (eigentl. Albert Phaneuf, * 9. September 1919 in Montreal; † 28. April 1978 in Verdun) war ein kanadischer Komponist, Organist und Pianist. Dela war Schüler von Raoul Paquet und studierte von 1943 bis 1947 am Conservatoire de musique …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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