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Sowerby, Leo

composer, Klavier, musicisti, church musician


born: 01 May 1895 Grand Rapids, Michigan / state, USA Source: 1  

died: 07 Jul 1968 Port Clinton, Ohio / state, USA Source: 1  

date of Variety obit: 10 Jul 1968  

Berlin Philharmonic: debut as soloist/conductor: 27 Sep 1923  

perf: 1938 Venezia, Italy (La Fenici)  

The Music Sack has 85 items with information about Leo Sowerby:


 1996

Stowell, Robin
Review / CDs Sowerby : Music for Violin and Piano (Robert Murray (violin), Gail Quillman (piano)) (Premier)
Strad: 107:951 Sep 1996

Number of People : 1


 1995

Crociata, Francis
Leo Sowerby
The 100th anniversary celebration of an American original
American Organist: 29:50-53 May 1995
       cover port facs ports

Number of People : 1


 1995

Groom, L.H.
Leo Sowerby remembered
American Organist: 29:54-5 May 1995
       cover port port

Number of People : 1


 1995

World music news
Music Clubs Magazine 74:20 N3 1995
       Note: compositions are being distributed in preparation for the 100th anniversary of the composer's birth

Number of People : 1


 1995

Leo Sowerby centenary 1895-1995
Choir & Organ 3:26-7 N6 1995
       ports

Number of People : 1


 1995

Gregg, J.W.
From the president : Leo Sowerby (1895-1968) on: musical snobbism
Nats Journal: 51:1-2+ N5 1995

Number of People : 1


 1995

Devenney, David P.
Source readings in American choral music
College Music Society, 1995, 258 p.

Number of People : 25


 1995

Sharp, Timothy Wayne
The choral music of Leo Sowerby
A centennial perspective
Choral Journal 35:9-15 N8 1995
       biog mus notes port

Number of People : 1


 1994

Hall, Bonlyn G.
Hedges, Bonnie
Twentieth-century composers in the Chesapeake region
A bio-bibliography and guide to library holdings
Compiled and edited by Bonnie Hedges and Bonlyn Hall
Richmond, Virginia: Chesapeake Chapter Music Library Association, 1994, 168 p.

Number of People : 219

More Details : (2 Sections)


 1992

Hubbard, George R.
Through the liturgical year with the anthems of Leo Sowerby
American Organist: 26:86-7 Mar 1992
       port

Number of People : 1


 1992

Indice Dei Nomi

p. 487-570 In:
Rossi, Franco
Girardi, Michele
Il teatro la Fenici : chronologia degli spettacoli 1938-1991
Venezia: Albrizzi Editore, 1992, 650 p.

Number of People : 11,539


 1991

Darasse, Xavier
Catagrel, Gilles
Roubinet, Michel
Sabatier, Francois
Guillard, Georges
Francois-Sappey, Brigitte
Guide de la musique d'orgue
Sous la direction de Gilles Catagrel avec la collaboratino de Xavier Darasse, Brigitte Francois-Sappey, Georges Guillard, Michel Roubinet, Francois Sabatier
Fayard, 1991, 840 p.

Number of People : 250


 1991

Johnson, B.
Record review American Voices II : Choral Music by William Schuman, Leo Sowerby and Stephen Shewan (Roberts Wesleyan Chorale and soloists, c. R. Shewan) (Bay Cities)
Tempo N178:57+ Sep 1991

Number of People : 1


 1991

Te Velde, R.G.
Anthem options for the AGO service playing test, 1991-92
American Organist: 25:30 Jul 1991

Number of People : 1


 1991

Poultney, David
Dictionary of western church music
By David Poultny
Chicago: American Library Association, 1991, 234 p.

Number of People : 81


 1991

Record reviews Leo Sowerby : Sonata for Pianoforte; Suite for Piano; Passacaglia (Gail Quillman, piano) (New World CD)
American Music 9:240-41 N2 1991

Number of People : 1


 1990

In review Recordings: Leo Sowerby: Piano Works
Keyboard 16:31 Jan 1990
       illustr.
       Note: New World label recording by Gail Quillman

Number of People : 1


 1989

Perdicaris, E.M.
Sowerby's Passacaglia and Canon, Chacony and Fugue
American Organist: 23:56-8 Jan 1989
       biog mus port

Number of People : 1


 1989

Perdicaris, E.M.
Sowerby's Passacaglia and Canon, Chacony and Fugue
American Organist: 23:56-8 Jan 1989
       biog mus port

Number of People : 1


 1986

Sadie, Stanley
Hitchcock, H. Wiley
The new Grove dictionary of American music
edited by H. Wiley Hitchcock and Stanley Sadie
New York, N.Y. : Grove's Dictionaries of Music, 1986. 4 v.

Number of People : 3,993


 1986

Composers and arrangers

The above item is part of :
Rogal, Samuel J.
Guide to hymn tunes of American methodism
Compiled by Samuel J. Rogal
New York: Greenwood Press, 1986
      (Series: Music Reference Collection; 7)

Number of People : 478


 1985

Wilson, Lyle G.
A dictionary of pianists
London: Robert Hale, 1985

Number of People : 2,597


 1984

Cansler, Philip T.
Twentieth-century music for trumpet and organ
An annotated bibliography
By Philip T. Cansler
Nashville, Tennessee: Brass Press, c1984., 46 p.
      (Series: Brass Research Series; 11)

Number of People : 65


 1984

Butterworth, Neil
A dictionary of American composers
New York: Garland, 1984

Number of People : 525


 1982

[Orchestra Members]

The above item is part of :
Muck, Peter
Einhundert Jahre Berliner Philharmonisches Orchester. Darstellung in Dokumentation im Auftrag des Berliner Orchesters. Dritter Band
Die Mitglieder des Orchesters, die Programme, die Konzertreisen ...
Verfassst von Peter Muck
Tutzing: Verlegt bei Hans Schneider, 1982, 509 p.

Number of People : 5,035


 1982

Anderson, E. Ruth
Contemporary American composers
A biographical dictionary
Second edition
Compiled by E. Ruth Anderson
Boston: G. K. Hall, 1982, 578 p.

Number of People : 3,986


 1982

Fusner, H.
Sowerby's Forsaken of Man a forgotten masterpiece?
American Organist: 16:48 May 1982

Number of People : 1


 1980

Index

The above item is part of :
Perry, Jeb H.
Variety obits. An index to obituaries in Variety, 1905-1978
Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1980, 311 p.

Number of People : 101,729


 1980 Source: 1

Sadie, Stanley
The new Grove dictionary of music and musicians
London: Macmillan, 1980

Number of People : 20,506


 1980

Performer Index : Conductors

p. 417-446 In:
Myers, Kurtz
Index to record reviews
Compiled and edited by Kurtz Myers
Vol. 5: indexes
Boston, Massachusetts: G.K. Hall, 1980, 664 p.

Number of People : 2,281


 1980

Seeley, Robert James
A performer's study of the sacred solo songs of Leo Sowerby' with organ accompaniment
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (Forth Worth, Tex.). 1980. dissertation.

Number of People : 1


 1980

Press, Jaques Cattell
ASCAP biographical dictionary of composers, authors and publishers
Fourth edition
Compiled for the American Society of Composers, Authors and publishers by Jaques Cattell Press
New York: R. R. Bowker, 1980, 589 p.

Number of People : 8,161


 1979

Robijns, Jozef
Zijlstra, Miep
Algemene muziek enciclopedie
hoofdred., J. Robijns en Miep Zijlstra
Haarlem: De Haan, [1979]-1984

Number of People : 16,262


 1977

Guiltman, Michael Patrick
The absolute music for piano solo by Leo Sowerby
Eastman School of Music (Rochester, N.Y.). 1977. dissertation.

Number of People : 1


 1976

Anderson, Ruth
Contemporary American composers
A biographical dictionary
1st ed.
Boston: G. K. Hall, 1976, 513 p.

Number of People : 3,758


 1975

Sundstrom, Einar
Morin, Gosta
Moberg, Carl-Allan
Sohlman's musiklexikon
2. rev. och utvidgade uppl.
Redaktion: Gosta Morin, Carl-Alan Moberg och Einar Sundstrom
Stockholm: Sohlman Forlag, 1975-1979, 5 v.

Number of People : 10,962


 1974

Vinton, John
Dictionary of contemporary music
Edited by John Vinton
New York: E.P. Dutton, 1974, 834 p.

Number of People : 1,053


 1974

Rosner, Helmut
Bulling, Burchard
Frank, Paul
Noetzel, Florian
Kurzgefasstes Tonkunstler Lexikon
Fortfuhrt von Burchard Bulling, Florian Noetzel, Helmut Rosner
Wilhelmshaven: Heinrichshofen, 1974
       Note: Zweiter Teil: Erganzungen und Erweiterungen seit 1937

Number of People : 16,276


 1974

Bull, Storm
Index to biographies of contemporary composers
Vol. II
Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1974, 567 p.

Number of People : 6,198


 1974

Claghorn, Charles Eugene
Biographical dictionary of American music
West Nyack, N.Y.: Parker Pub. Co., 1974, 491 p.

Number of People : 3,156


 1973

Jones, Raymond Durward
Leo Sowerby : his life and his choral music
Iowa (Iowa City). 1973. dissertation.

Number of People : 1


 1972

A list of works performed at the American Composers' Concerts and Festivals 1925-71

p. 9 In:
American Composers' Concerts and Festivals of American Music 1925-71; cumulative repertoire
Institute of American Music of the University of Rochester
Rochester, NY: 1972, 75 p.

Number of People : 367


 1971

Hinds, B. Wayne
Leo Sowerby
A biography and descriptive listing of anthems
George Peabody College for Teachers (Nashville). 1971. dissertation. [Note: "1971/72"]

Number of People : 1


 1969

Ewen, David
European composers today
A biographical and critical guide
New York: H. W. Wilson Company, 1969

Number of People : 212


 1969

Index to music necrology : 1968 necrology
Notes (Music Library Association), 1969, p. 701

Number of People : 115


 1967

Bellows, George Kent
Howard, John Tasker
A short history of music in America
By John Tasker Howard and George Kent Bellows
New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1967, 496 p.

Number of People : 151


 1964

Bull, Storm
Index to biographies of contemporary composers
New York: Scarecrow Press, 1964, 405 p.

Number of People : 5,157


 1963

Hines, Robert Stephan
The composer's point of view : essays on twentieth-century choral music by those who wrote it
Norman: Univ. of Oklahoma Press 1963

Number of People : 18


 1963

Hines, Robert Stephan
The composer's point of view : essays on twentieth-century choral music by those who wrote it
Edited by Robert Stephan Hines
Norman: Univ. of Oklahoma Press [1963], 342 p.

Number of People : 18


 1962

Townend, P.
Who's who in music and musicians' international directory 1962
New York: Hafner Publishing Co., 1962, 331 p.

Number of People : 3,194


 1958

Prieberg, Fred K.
Lexikon der neuen Musik
Freiburg: K. Alber, 1958, 494 p.

Number of People : 351


 1954

Lyons, James
Howard, John Tasker
Our American music : three hundred years of it
Third edition, revised and reset.
With supplementary chapters by James Lyons
New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1954, 841 p.

Number of People : 649

More Details : (1 Section)


 1952

Goss, Madeleine (Binkley)
Modern music-makers : contemporary American composers
New York: E.P. Dutton & Company, Inc., 1952

Number of People : 37


 1951

Mize, J.T.H. / Dr.
The international who is who in music
Fifth (Mid-Century) Edition
Dr. J.T.H. Mize Editor-in-Chief
Chicago: Who is Who in Music, 1951, 576 p.

Number of People : 2,918

More Details : (1 Section)


 1951

Sendrey, Alfred
Bibliography of Jewish music
By Alfred Sendrey
New York: Columbia University Press, 1951, 404 p.

Number of People : 1,408


 1951

Moberg, Carl-Allan
Sundstrom, Einar
Sohlman's musiklexikon : nordiskt och allmant upplagsverk for tonkonst, musikliv och dans
Redaktion: Gosta Morin, Carl Allan Moberg [och] Einar Sundstrom
Stockholm: Sohlman Forlag, [1951-]

Number of People : 8,662


 1950

Overseas section

p. 315 In:
Pine, L.G.
Who's who in music
First post-war edition (1949-50)
London: Shaw Publishing, 1950, 419 p.

Number of People : 1,023


 1947

Bagar, Robert C.
Concert companion
A comprehensive guide to symphonic music
New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, [1947], 868 p.

Number of People : 159


 1947

Reis, Claire Raphael
Composers in America : biographical sketches of contemporary composers with a record of their works
Revised and enlarged edition
New York: MacMillan, 1947, 399 p.

Number of People : 331


 1943

Thompson, Oscar
The internatinoal cyclopedia of music and musicians
New York: 1943

Number of People : 669


 1941

Bio-bibliographical index of musicians in the United States of America since colonial times
Prepared by the District of Columbia Historical Records Survey Division of Community Service Programs Works project Administration
Washington, DC: 1941, 439 p.

Number of People : 10,576


 1941

O'Connell, Charles
The Victor book of the symphony
Revised edition
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1941

Number of People : 78


 1941

Howard, John Tasker
Mendel, Arthur
Our contemporary composers : American music in the twentieth century
By John Tasker Howard with the assistance of Arthur Mendel
Freeport, New York: Books for Libraries Press, 1941, 447 p.

Number of People : 287


 1941

Barone, J.
Who is who in music
1941 edition
Chicago: Lee Stern Press, 1941

Number of People : 3,908


 1940

Baker, Theodore
Baker's biographical dictionary of musicians
Fourth edition revised and enlarged
New York: G. Schirmer, 1940

Number of People : 6,835


 1938

Wier, Albert E.
The Macmillan Encyclopedia of Music and Musicians in One Volume
Compiled and edited by Albert E. Wier
London: Macmillan and Co., 1938, 2089 p.

Number of People : 870


 1938

Tuthill, Burnet C.
Leo Sowerby.
Musical Quarterly 24, 249-64.

Number of People : 1


 1938

Schmidl, Carlo
Dizionario universale dei musicisti : Supplemento
Milan: Sonzogno, 1938, 806 p.

Number of People : 9,140


 1938

James, Dorothy
Michigan composers : biographical notes
Compiled by Dorothy James, chairman, Michigan Composers Committee, Michigan Federation of Music Clubs
1938, 12 p.

Number of People : 45


 1938

Reis, Claire Raphael
Composers in America
New York: 1938

Number of People : 30


 1937

Schmidl, Carlo
Dizionario universale dei musicisti
Milan: Sonzogno, 1937, 2V p.

Number of People : 11,317


 1936

Frank, Paul
Altmann, Wilhelm
Kurzgefasstes Tonkunstler Lexikon : fur Musiker und Freunde der Musik
Begrundet von Paul Frank
Neu bearbeitet und erganzt von Wilhelm Altmann
Regensburg: Gustave Bosse, 1936, 730 p.

Number of People : 17,230


 1935

Ellinwood, Leonard Webster
The history of American church music
New York: Morehouse-Gorham, 1935, 274 p.

Number of People : 122


 1934

Ewen, David
Composers of Today.
A Comprehensive Biographical and Critical Guide to Modern Composers of All Nations.
Compiled and edited by David Ewen
New York: H. W. Wilson Company, 1934, 311 p.

Number of People : 196


 1934

Damrosch, Walter
Kinscella, Hazel Gertrude
Mason, Daniel Gregory
Music on the air
By Hazel Gertrude Kinscella
Foreword by Dr. Walter Damrosch
Introduction by Dr. Daniel Gregory Mason
Garden City, New York: Garden City Publishing Co., Inc., 1934, 436 p.

Number of People : 97

More Details : (1 Section)


 1933

Les compositeurs des plus recentes oeuvres symphoniques

Chapitre V In:
Chateau, Earl
Histoire du developpement des orchestres symphoniques aux Etats Unis
Par Earl Chateau
Strasbourg: Librairie Universitaire d'Alsace, 1933, 259 p.
       Note: These pour le Doctorat d'Universite (Mention Lettres). Presentee a la Faculte des Lettres de l'Universite de Strasbourg

Number of People : 62


 1931

Key, Pierre V.R.
Pierre Key's musical who's who
A biographical survey of contemporary musicians
Edited by Pierre V.R. Key; editor Musical Digest and ...
New York: Pierre Key, 1931, 498 p.

Number of People : 3,336

More Details : (1 Section)


 1929

Spaeth, Sigmund
Who is who in music
Chicago: Who is Who in Music, Inc., 1929

Number of People : 2,425


 1929

Riemann, Hugo
Musiklexikon
Berlin: 1929

Number of People : 575


 1921

Lambert, Alexander
The world's best music
New York: University Society, 1921

Number of People : 136


 1920

Boyd, Charles N.
Pratt, Waldo Selden
Grove's dictionary of music and musicians. American supplement ...
Edited by Waldo S. Pratt. Associate editor: Charles N. Boyd.
New York: 1920

Number of People : 1,335


 1919

Remy, Alfred
Baker, Theodore
Baker's biographical dictionary of musicians
Third edition
Revised and enlarged by Alfred Remy, M.A.
New York: G. Schirmer, 1919, 1094 p.

Number of People : 7,067


 1918

Saerchinger, Cesar
International who's who in music and musical gazetteer
Edited by Cesar Saerchinger
New York: Current Literature Pub. Co., 1918, 841 p.

Number of People : 5,340


 undated

Blizzard, J.T.
A performer's study of selected psalm settings for solo voice with piano or organ accompaniment by Howard Hanson, Carlisle Floyd, Ned Rorem, Leo Sowerby, Ernest Bloch, and Edmund Rubbra
  - Dissertation Abstracts International: A 49:1613a Jan 1989

Number of People : 3


 undated

Seeley, Robert James
A performer's study of the sacred solo songs of Leo Sowerby, with organ accompaniment
  - Dissertation Abstracts International: A 41:2349a Dec 1980

Number of People : 1


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