Franz Xaver Witt

Born: 9th February 1834

Died: 2nd December 1888

Birthplace: Germany

Franz Xaver Witt was a Catholic priest, church musician, and composer. He was a leading figure in the Cecilian movement for the reform of Catholic church music in the second half of the 19th century. Witt was born in Walderbach, Bavaria. His father was a school teacher. Witt was taught piano and singing from a young age.

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