Andersen, Arthur Olaf - Ave Maria

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year of composition / 1st publication: s.a.

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Composer: Arthur Olaf Andersen (1880-1958)  source
aliases, aka: Anderson, Arthur Olaf
Country of origin / activity: USA
Text author: traditional
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PDFMIDIMP3VIDFirst nameLast nameBirthDeathcompID #TitleVoicingInstrumentation
0000Kjell MagneAndersen1954   Ave MariaTTBBa cappella
0000Arthur OlafAndersen18801858<1918 Ave Mariasopranoorchestra
1000DavidAnderson  2001 Ave MariaSATBpiano, trumpet

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Arthur Olaf Andersen was an American college music educator and administrator, music theorist, and composer. He was Dean of the College of Fine Arts and Head of the Department of Music Theory at the University of Arizona when he retired.
Dr. Andersen was born January 30, 1880, at Newport, Rhode Island. In1896, he graduated from Newport High School and studied in Boston with Charles Martin Loeffler. From 1899 to 1909 he studied in Europe with Alexander Guillmant, George Guiraud and Vincent d’Indy at Paris; Hermann Durra at Berlin; and Giovanni Sgambati at Rome.
In 1934, Andersen was awarded the honorary degree of Mus.D. by the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago. From 1908 to 1929 he was a member of the faculty and then head of the Theory Department at the American Conservatory of Music. From 1929 to 1934 he was a member of the faculty of the Chicago Musical College. He joined the Music faculty of the University of Arizona in 1934 as Head of the Theory Department and Dean of the College of Fine Arts until he retired in 1951. He died Jan. 11, 1958.
Dr. Andersen has authored several music textbooks and composed more than 160 works. He was married to Helen Somerville, composer and pianist, on July 12, 1947.
The collection consists of musical works for orchestra, chamber, solo instruments, keyboard, musical theatre, TV skits, choral and vocal. There are also works by Helen Somerville Andersen, music history and theory texts, personal papers, and original pencil manuscripts.
International who's who in music and musical gazetteer, Volume 5 edited by César Saerchinger (1918)
Arthur Olaf Anderson - bioANDERSON, Arthur Olaf
Teacher of musical theory composer  
b Newport RI Jan 30 1880 [d. 11 Jan 1958 Tucson, AZ, USA ]  s Anders and Helene Monsen A
stud w Homer Norris Boston Alex Guilmant Georges Guiraud and Vincent d Indy Paris Hermann Dura Berlin Sgambati Rome
m Mary Storrs 1907 3 children
Teacher of theory Berlin 1905 1908 Am Cons Chicago 1908 Comp Suites f violin organ and piano small works f orch MS 50 songs male female and mixed choruses pieces f violin cello and piano MS 12 fugues song cycles Pilgrimage to Kevlaar and Child's Garden of Verses; Ave Maria f soprano and orchestra (all MS); Sec The Cliff Dwellers; mem Society of American Musicians Home 6113 Klmbark Ave Studio; American Conservatory Kimball Hall Chicago, Ill.

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