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Leo Sowerby

Leo Sowerby
Short Name: Leo Sowerby
Full Name: Sowerby, Leo, 1895-1968
Birth Year: 1895
Death Year: 1968

Leo Sowerby (1895-1968) was born in Grand Rapids and studied at the American Conservatory of Music, Chicago (M.A. 1918). He served as regimental bandmaster with the 332nd Field Artillery Band in both England and France (1917-1919). He became the first fellow of the American Academy in Rome, where he studied for three years. He participated in the Salzburg Festival for Contemporary Music in 1923. From 1924 to 1963 he was on the faculty of the American Conservatory. He also was organist and choirmaster of St. James Church (1927-1963). Sowerby had an interest in folk music which he turned into wonderful compositions. He won a Pulitzer Prize for his Canticle of the Sun (1946). He died at Port Clinton, Ohio.

--Presbyterian Hymnal Companion

Tunes by Leo Sowerby (9)sort descendingAsInstancesIncipit
BERKELEY (Sowerby)Leo Sowerby, 1895-1968 (Composer)435532 16123 54453
CRADLE HYMNLeo Sowerby (Harmonizer)157123 17213 45533
[Lord, have mercy upon us] (Sowerby)Leo Sowerby, 1895-1968 (Adapter)213454 31241 71
PALISADESLeo Sowerby (Composer)216612 34211 33231
PERRY (Sowerby)Leo Sowerby (Composer)1117123 45336 5345
ROSEDALE (Sowerby)Leo Sowerby, 1895-1968 (Composer)4
TAYLOR HALLLeo Sowerby (Composer)234565 32345 67517
[Weisst du, wie viel sternlein stehen]Leo Sowerby (Harmonizer)312334 26553 55445
VENITE ADOREMUSLeo Sowerby (Harmonizer)753217 14322 17671
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