January 20th, 1925 – Born in Brooklyn, New York to Anthony and Anna Bollback. 1930s – Played piano with Jack Wyrtzen and they started the Word of Life Fellowship. 1940s – Joined the United States Marine Corp to fight in the Second World War. He served on the Pacific front of the war. ..
1844 – Born in Lyon, France on the 21st of February. 1870 – With the combined lobbying of Cavaillé-Coll, Charles Gounod and Camille Saint-Saëns, the 24 year old Widor was appointed as organist of Saint-Sulpice in Paris, the most prominent position for a French organist. 1890 – He succeeded César Franck as organ professor at ..
1653 – He was baptized on the 1st day September this year in Nuremberg, Germany. 1673 – He moved to Vienna, where he became a deputy organist at the famous Saint Stephen Cathedral. 1677 – He moved to Eisenach, where he found employment as court organist. 1678 – He was employed as ..
1687 – Charles King was born. An English composer and organist. 1697 – Charles King was appointed as the Almoner and Master of the Choristers. 1748 – He died in London at St. Paul’s ..
1787 – Born on November 25th in the Upper Austrian Innviertel. The composer of the carol, Silent Night, Holy Night. – Gruber felt attracted to music and he took violin and organ lessons. One of Gruber’s promoters was Andreas Peterlechner, a teacher in Oberndorf, who helped him to become headmaster and organist. 1816 ..
1696 – Born on August 12th in London. English composer and organist. 1710 – Maurice Greene was the youngest of seven children and began his musical studies with Jeremiah Clarke and Charles King as a chorister at St. Paul’s Cathedral. At the age of 14 his voice broke and his musical tutoring was continued under ..
1578 – He was born in the village of Rolvenden in Kent, England, and was baptized in the parish church there on the 9th of February. – He was one of a group of Pilgrims who fled to Holland because of differences with the official church over their practice of religion. 1621 – ..
1839 – Born on March 10th in Hartford, Connecticut. American composer and organist. – He worked in Hartford, Chicago, Boston and NewYork, chiefly as an organist and choirmaster. 1875 – Went to New York to assist Theodore Thomas as conductor of the orchestral concerts. 1877 – Was an organist at Holy Trinity church. ..
1844 – He was born on the 5th of December. 1875-1918 – He was an English composer and organist at Westminster Abbey. – He composed special music for Queen Victoria’s Jubilee and King Edward VII’s coronation, in addition to other choral, instrumental and organ music. 1924 – He died on the 18th of ..
1649 – John Blow was born at North Collingham in Nottinghamshire. 1669 – Blow became organist of Westminster Abbey. 1673 – He was made a gentleman of the Chapel Royal. – In September, he married Elizabeth Braddock. 1678 – He was a doctor of music. 1680 – He had ..