In Memoriam List for All Souls - Liturgical Musicians
  • How interesting about Schroeder! It seems that there is much more to him than I had thought - though I greatly admired what I did know of his music.
  • CHGiffenCHGiffen
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    List updated Nov. 3, 2020.
  • tomjaw
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    Junior Foggiatto 1x? December 2020
  • Junior Foggiatto 15 December 2020 (I was trying to find this thread, thanks.)
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  • tomjaw
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    While we are adding people we can add our friend and colleague that sang with us for many years, sadly this is the first year we have not organised an anniversary Requiem Mass,

    Mr Denis Smith 24th November 2016
  • CHGiffenCHGiffen
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    List (October 19) updated, December 21, 2020.
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  • a_f_hawkins
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    Catherine Ennis, †24/12/2020
    who has died from cancer aged 65, was organist and director of music at St Lawrence Jewry in the City of London for the past 35 years; she was not only a rare woman in a male dominated-profession, but was also a Catholic working in the Anglican tradition.
    https://www.rco.org.uk/news_displaystory.php?newsid=340
    Thanked by 2CHGiffen tomjaw
  • CHGiffenCHGiffen
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    List (from January 31, 2021) updated and moved down to April 27, 2021.
    Thanked by 2tomjaw CharlesW
  • Holger Peter Sandhofe, unknown, 2004 or 2005
    Robert W. Krick, January 11, 1998
    Rick Foegler, January 24, 2017
    Daniel Andrew Bradley, Sr., February 4, 2017
    Fr Ralph March, O Cist, February 6, 2016
    James Healey Willan, CC, Mus. Doc., FRCO, February 16, 1968
    Richard T. Proulx, February 18, 2010
    Richard Hillert, February 18, 2010
    Theodore Marier, KCSG, February 24, 2001
    Gail Walton, February 24, 2010
    Fr. Lawrence Heiman, C.PP.S., February 26, 2012
    Nicholas Gale, March 10, 2015
    Victor Louis Repetto, March 14, 2014
    Paul Salamunovich, April 3, 2014
    Msgr. Martin Hellriegel, April 10, 1981
    Carroll T. Andrews, April 14, 2014
    Msgr. Richard Schuler, April 20, 2007
    Gerald T. Conroy, April 22, 1964
    Msgr. Edgar "Allen" Arbour, April 29 2017
    Sr. Thomas More (Mary Berry), May 1, 2008
    William Ferris, May 16, 2000
    Don Barrett, May 17, 2012
    Dr. Robert J. Schaffer, May 20, 2014
    Meri Dell Ridge, June 5, 2017
    Fr Urban Schnaus, OSB, June 6, 2003
    Fr. Columba Kelly, O.S.B., June 9, 2018
    H.O. Hinton, ~ June 14, 2014
    D. James Morre, June 16, 2016
    Dr. Lucy E. Carroll, June 19, 2015
    Prof. Dr. Richard Merrittstein-Timmins, June 19, 2018
    Calvert Shenk, July 9, 2005
    Marie Kleiman, July 23, 2018
    Thomas M. Kuras, July 26, 1997
    Bill Wilson, August 6, 2015
    Kenneth P. Blue, September 9, 2014
    Roger Wagner, KCSG, September 17, 1992
    Stephen Reen, September 24, 2018
    Charles Culbreth, September 27, 2018
    Martin G. Dumler, M.Mus., October 19, 1958
    Felix Goebel-Komala, November 3, 2016
    Dr. Helmut Roehrig, November 6, 2017
    Domenico Cardinal Bartolucci, November 11, 2013
    Lois Agnes Kane, November 21, 2006
    Fr. William Faber, November 26, 1863
    Harold R. Conti, December 14, 2003
    Rev. Joseph Roff, 1910-1993
    Sister Theophane Hytrek, 1915-1992
    Rev. Lucien Deiss, 1921-2007
    Omer Westendorf, 1916-1997
    Illiam Ferris, 1937-2000
  • tomjaw
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    Rachael Ward, April 5th 2021

    This is especially sad, Rachael was a member of an Ordinariate parish, and was a member of the choir. During the Triduum, she was part of the 4 part choir with her husband as Bass. She celebrated her last Easter Sunday singing the Mass with her husband. Rachael suddenly died the next day, aged 28 leaving 3 young children. Our Parish priest and members of our serving team are heading out to the countryside to assist at her Burial Mass this week. We also had a Sung Requiem for her on Saturday.
  • aged 28


    My goodness! You say she died suddenly, and illustrate this with the fact that she sang for Easter. Do you know the cause of death?
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  • rollingrj
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    CHGiffen, thank you for attempting to keep this important list organized and updated.
    Thanked by 2tomjaw bhcordova
  • CHGiffenCHGiffen
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    Updated list (as of June 8, 2022), moved from earlier page (with dates added for most liturgical/sacred musicians who passed away after 1900):

    JANUARY
    Fr. Michael Haller, January 4, 1915
    Fr. Elmer Pfeil, January 7, 1976
    Robert W. Krick, January 11, 1998
    Fr. Valentine Young, OFM, January 17, 2020
    Roberto Remondi, January 22, 1928
    Rick Foegler, January 24, 2017
    Hubert Gruender, January 25, 1940
    Francis Poulenc, January 30, 1963

    FEBRUARY
    Daniel Andrew Bradley, Sr., February 4, 2017
    Fr Ralph March, O Cist, February 6, 2016
    Eric Thiman, February 13, 1975
    James Healey Willan, CC, Mus. Doc., FRCO, February 16, 1968
    Richard T. Proulx, February 18, 2010
    Richard Hillert, February 18, 2010
    Edward Elgar, February 23, 1934
    Herbert Howells, February 23, 1983
    Theodore Marier, KCSG, February 24, 2001
    Gail Walton, February 24, 2010
    Fr. Lawrence Heiman, C.PP.S., February 26, 2012
    C. Alexander Peloquin, February 27, 1997

    MARCH
    Nicholas Gale, March 10, 2015
    Charles-Marie Widor, March 12, 1937
    Victor Louis Repetto, March 14, 2014
    Chanoine Nicolas-Mammès Couturier, March 24, 1911

    APRIL
    Paul Salamunovich, April 3, 2014
    Madame Marilyn Mason, April 4, 2019
    Rachael Ward, April 5, 2021
    Igor Stravinsky, April 6, 1971
    Msgr. Martin Hellriegel, April 10, 1981
    J. Vincent Higginson (aka Cyr de Brant), April 11, 1994
    Carroll T. Andrews, April 14, 2014
    Sir Richard R. Terry, April 18, 1938
    August Huybrechts, April 19, 2020
    Msgr. Richard Schuler, April 20, 2007
    Gerald T. Conroy, April 22, 1964
    Olivier Messaien, April 27, 1992
    Msgr. Edgar "Allen" Arbour, April 29 2017

    MAY
    Sr. Thomas More (Mary Berry), May 1, 2008
    Jean Langlais, May 8, 1991
    William Ferris, May 16, 2000
    Don Barrett, May 17, 2012
    Gregory Paul Latz, May 17, 2019
    John (Jack) Minor Conner, May 19, 2022
    Dr. Robert J. Schaffer, May 20, 2014
    Holger Peter Sandhofe, May 24, 2005
    Gustav Holst, May 25, 1934
    John Singenberger, May 29, 1924

    JUNE
    Louis Vierne, June 2, 1937
    Fr. Jonathan Robinson, June 3, 2020
    Meri Dell Ridge, June 5, 2017
    Fr Urban Schnaus, OSB, June 6, 2003
    Fr. Columba Kelly, O.S.B., June 9, 2018
    Théodore Dubois, June 11, 1924
    Huland "H.O." Hinton, June 13, 2014
    D. James Morre, June 16, 2016
    Charles Edwin Wyeth, June 18, 2020
    Dr. Lucy E. Carroll, June 19, 2015
    Prof. Dr. Richard Merrittstein-Timmins, June 19, 2018
    Jehan Alain, June 20, 1940
    Robert F Stich, June 24, 2003

    JULY
    Oreste Ravanello, July 2, 1938
    Ciro Grassi, July 2, 1952
    Calvert Shenk, July 9, 2005
    Rev. Joseph Roff, July 10, 1993
    Camil van Hulse, July 16, 1988
    Msgr Arthur Bastress, July 16, 2020
    Muriel Hickey, July 19, 2019
    Marie Kleiman, July 23, 2018
    Thomas M. Kuras, July 26, 1997

    AUGUST
    Fr. Carlo Rossini, August 6, 1975
    Bill Wilson, August 6, 2015
    Noel Goemanne, August 7, 2014
    Sr. M Theophane Hytrek, OSF, August 13, 1992
    Peter Piel, August 21, 1904
    Ralph Vaughan Williams, August 26, 1958
    Laszlo Dobszay, August 26, 2011

    SEPTEMBER
    Kenneth P. Blue, September 9, 2014
    Henry McDowell Jr., September 11, 2017
    Roger Wagner, KCSG, September 17, 1992
    Leo C. Nestor, September 22, 2019
    Stephen Reen, September 24, 2018
    Ryan Dingess, September 25, 2020
    Charles Culbreth, September 27, 2018
    Melchiorre Mauro-Cottone, September 29, 1938

    OCTOBER
    Hermann Schroeder, October 7, 1984
    Rev. Lucien Deiss, October 9, 2007
    Martin G. Dumler, M.Mus., October 19, 1958
    Omer Westendorf, October 22, 1997

    NOVEMBER
    Felix Goebel-Komala, November 3, 2016
    Dr. Helmut Roehrig, November 6, 2017
    Domenico Cardinal Bartolucci, November 11, 2013
    Rebecca McLoughlin, November 18, 2019
    Lois Agnes Kane, November 21, 2006
    Pietro Alessandro Yon, November 22, 1943
    Sir Stephen Cleobury, November 22 2019
    Bp. Robert Morlino, November 24, 2018
    Denis Smith, November 24, 2016
    Colin Mawby, November 24, 2019
    Fr. William Faber, November 26, 1863

    DECEMBER
    Benjamin Britten, December 4, 1976
    Harold R. Conti, December 14, 2003
    Junior Foggiatto, December 15, 2020
    Camille Saint Saens, December 16, 1921
    Joseph Ahrens, December 21, 1997
    Catherine Ennis, December 24, 2020
    Everett Titcomb, December 31, 1968


    Other liturgical/sacred musicians, without dates of passing, mostly of historical interest (before the 20th century):

    ABC
    R.F.M. Akerman; Jacob Arcadelt; Fr. Gregorio Allegri; Johann Sebastian Bach; Margaret Zender Beaulieu; Louis and Wm. Berge; Gilles Binchois; Frank N. Birtchnell; John B. Blockley; Carl Bloom; Bro. Bonitus; Peter von Brachel; E. M. Bray; Anton Bruckner; Fr. Jacques Brydaine; William Byrd; Antonio de Cabezon; Claudio Casciolini; Marc-Antoine Charpentier; Fr. Auguste Cherion; Sr. Mary Cherubim; Luigi Cherubini; James G. Clark; Bartolomeo Cordans; Fr. D. G. Corner; Francois Couperin; Fr. Giovanni Croce; Fr. James B. Curry;

    DEFG
    Lorenzo Dobici; Charles A. Donelson; Sr. Mary Alexis Donnelly; William Dressler; Guillaume Dufay; Maurice Durufle; Juan Esquivel; Caspar Ett; César Franck; Melchior Franck; Johann Adam Feinsberg (AKA Jean-Adam Guilain); Max Fichtner; Girolamo Frescobaldi; Giovanni Gabrieli; Sr. Mary Antonio Gallagher; Orlando Gibbons; Charles Gounod; Nicolas de Grigny; Francisco Guerrero; Guido of Arezzo;

    HIJKL
    Victor Hammerel; Fr. Jacob Handl; Thoro Harris; Hans Leo Hassler; Franz Joseph Haydn; Henri Freidrich Hemy; Melchior Ludwig Herold; Ludwig Imgrund; Jaquet de Mantua; Josquin des Prez; Juan de Arratia; Johann Kaspar Kerll; Bernhard Kothe; Fr. Louis Lambilotte; Orlando di Lassus; Fr. Leonin; J. M. Loretz; Antonio Lotti; Clinton D. Lowden;

    MNOPQ
    Guillaume de Machaut; Fr. William Maher; Fr. Giovanni Battista Martini; Joseph Miel; Claudio Merulo; Fr. Theodore A. Metcalf; Arthur de Meulemeester; Claudio Monteverdi; Nicola Montani; Cristobal Morales; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Vincent F. Novello; Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina; Robert Parsons; Giovanni Battista Pergolesi; Perotin; Fr. Peter Philips; Giuseppe Ottavio Pitoni; Lester Price; Heinrich Proch; Henry Purcell; Mary, Queen of Scots;

    RST
    Josef Gabriel Rheinberger; John Richardson; Rev. F. Robinson; George F. Root; Francesco Roselli; Antonio Salieri; Jacob H. Schloeder; Wilhem Schultes (Schulthes); Heinrich Schütz; Johannes Schweitzer; Fr. John Selner; Howard E. Smith; Jonathan Spilman; Johann Stadlmayr; Sir John Stainer; Fr. Francis Stanfield; Thomas Tallis; Giuseppe Tartini; Delfino Thermignon; Jean Titelouze; Thomas Tomkins; Augustus E. Tozer;

    UVWXYZ
    Fr. Lodovico Viadana; Fr. Tomas Luis da Victoria; John Francis Wade; Mary E. Walsh; Sr. Mary Paul Warde; Samuel Webbe Sr.; Samuel Webbe Jr.; Thomas Weelkes; Anthony Werner; Heinrich Werner; Frederick Whitefield; H. Whitehead; Fr. Ignatius Wilkens; J. Williams; Fr. Alfred Young; Jan Dismas Zelenka;
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  • Felicia
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    Here's another one, for July:

    Camil van Hulse, (1 August 1897 in Sint-Niklaas, East Flanders, Belgium – 16 July 1988 in Tucson, Arizona, United States)

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camil_Van_Hulse/

    I have a copy of his "Little book for organ" which consists of short, easy pieces in all the modes, and is intended as much for students of composition as for organ.
    Thanked by 2CHGiffen tomjaw
  • CHGiffenCHGiffen
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    Thanks, Felicia. I just added Camil van Hulse, July 16, 1988 to the list above.

    Thanked by 2Felicia tomjaw
  • As we're remembering the departed this November, bumping this list of deceased church musicians.
    Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine,
    Et lux perpetua luceat eis.
    Thanked by 2CHGiffen tomjaw
  • WGS
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    Pray for John (Jack) Minor Conner - organist, choir director, recitalist
    active most recently in the NY, NJ area.

    Bachelor of Music from Catholic University of America
    Master of Music from University of Southern California
    Spoleto Festival, Charleston, SC
    Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, DC
    Princeton, NJ
    etc.

    born 1937, died May 19, 2022

    Thanked by 1tomjaw
  • CHGiffenCHGiffen
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    Thank you @WGS. The list above has been updated.
    Thanked by 2WGS tomjaw
  • dad29
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    Fr. Elmer Pfeil, +1/7/1976, Director of Music St Francis Major Seminary, Milwaukee 1948-1981
  • CHGiffenCHGiffen
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    Thanks @dad26. I just updated the list.
  • ghmus7
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    Unless, I missed it, I don't see my teacher Marilyn Mason1925-2019.
    Taught for 67 years at Univ. of Michigan!
  • CHGiffenCHGiffen
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    @ghmus7: Check April 4, 2019.
  • Don9of11Don9of11
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    In researching various hymns, I have come across a number of composers. Many of these composers have more than one hymn associated to their name, I just listed the hymns I have spent in researching. I'm sure some of them have already been listed.

    Anthony Werner (O Salutaris)
    Arthur de Meulemeester (St. Gerard)
    Augustus E. Tozer (Draw Nigh, Draw Nigh Emmanuel)

    Bro. Bonitus (Dear Guardian of Mary)

    Carl Bloom (Prayer for a Soldier)
    Ch. Gounod (What a Sea of Tears and Sorrows)
    Charles A. Donelson (Sweetest Mother)
    Clinton D. Lowden (No Room for the King)

    Fr. D. G. Corner, O.S.B. (Who is She Ascends so High)
    E. M. Bray (Mary How Sweetly Falls that Word)
    Fr. Alfred Young (Lead Us Great Teacher Paul)
    Fr. Francis Stanfield (Sweet Sacrament Divine)
    Fr. Jacques Brydaine (Jesus My God Behold at Length)
    Fr. James B. Curry (Good Night, Sweet Jesus)
    Fr. John Selner (Like the Dawning)
    Fr. Louis Lambillotte, S.J. (Ave Maris Stella)
    Fr. Theodore A. Metcalf (O Sacred Heart! O Love Divine!)
    Fr. William Maher, S.J. (To Jesus Heart All Burning)

    Frank N. Birtchnell (O Take Me To Thy Sacred Heart)
    Franz Joseph Haydn (Only Thee My Jesus)
    Frederick Whitefield (I Need Thee Gracious Jesus)

    G.B. Pergolesi (God of Mercy and Compassion)
    George F. Root (Like a Strong and Raging Fire)

    H. Whitehead (Hail Holy Joseph Hail)
    Heinrich Proch (Peace Be Still Our God Is Dwelling)
    Henri Freidrich Hemy (Hail Queen of Heaven the Ocean Star)
    Howard E. Smith (Christmas Bells Ring On)

    J. M. Loretz (Let a Pious Prayer Be Said)
    J. Williams (O Sacred Heart, What Shall I Render Thee)
    Jacob H. Schloeder (The Divine Praises)
    James G. Clark (He Is Looking Through the Lattice)
    John B. Blockley (Sacred Heart! In Accents Burning)
    John Francis Wade (Adeste Fideles)
    John Richardson (By the Blood That Flowed From Thee)
    Jonathan Spilman (O Purest of Creatures)
    Joseph Miel (Jesus, My Lord, My God, My All)

    Lester Price (Christmas Bells)
    Lorenzo Dobici (Soul of My Savior)
    Louis and Wm. Berge (Blest Guardian Angel)
    Ludwig Imgrund (Hide Thou Me, a local musician in Cleveland, Ohio)
    Luigi Cherubini (Veni Jesu Amor Mi)

    Margaret Zender Beaulieu (The Christ Child)
    Mary E. Walsh (Bring Flowers of the Rarest)
    Melchior Ludwig Herold (Hail Holy Queen Enthroned Above)

    Nicola A. Montani (O Dearest Love Divine)

    R. R. Terry (What a Sea of Tears and Sorrows)
    R. Remondi (O Sacrum Convivium)
    R.F.M. Akerman (Little White Guest)
    Rev. F. Robinson (The Sun Is Shining Brightly)

    Samuel Webb (Behold, Behold He Cometh)
    Sir John Stainer (Jesus, Gentlest Savior)
    Sr. Mary Cherubim (Hosanna To The Son of David)
    Sr. Mary Alexis Donnelly (Jesus Keep Me Close To Thee)
    Sr. Mary Antonio Gallagher (Dear Heart of My Saviour)
    Sr. Mary Paul Warde (Our Lady of Mercy)

    Theodore Dubois (Adoramus te Christe)
    Thoro Harris (Tidings of His Birth)

    Victor Hammerel (Sweet Heart of Jesus, My God, My Friend)
    Vincent F. Novello (Who Is She Ascends So High)

    William Dressler (Holy Mary, Mother Mild)
    Thanked by 1oldhymns
  • CHGiffenCHGiffen
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    Thank you, Don9of11. I've incorporated/merged your list into the master list above.
    Thanked by 2oldhymns Don9of11
  • Don9of11Don9of11
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    CHGiffen

    Here are a few more that have composed music for the church. The music from the sisters are lesser known but I think are significant.

    Dr. J. Lewis Browne (O Salutaris Hostia, Director of music in Chicago Schools, Caecilia Magazine 1933)

    Sr. M. Florentine P.H.J.C (Our Lady of Fatima, In Praise of Mary, Mass settings, Caecilia Magazine 1955)

    Sr. Marie Kirby, O.S.F. (Mary, All Beautiful, Caecilia Magazine 1955)

    Sr. Regina Dolores Devanney, S.S.J. (Heart of Jesus Hear)

    Albert H. RoSewig (Ave Maris Stella, Various Mass settings, Litanies, and Benediction music)

    James A. Reilly (McLaughlin & Reilly Co., Caecilia Magazine)

    Mother J. Sweetman, R.S.C.J (Eithne Joan Sweetman) (O Come to the Throne of Grace)

    M. Labat (Regina Coeli)

    Theodore La Hache (various Mass settings, Mass in G used by the choir of St. Mary's when I sang)