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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 ..

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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 ..

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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 ..

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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 ..

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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 – ..

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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. ..

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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 ..

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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 ..

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