John Lewis Browne

  • Born
    18th May 1866
  • Died
    23rd October 1933
  • Birthplace
    London, England
John Lewis Browne was composer and or­ganist. Studied music with father, organist, until 1883; then with S. P. Warren, 1884, and F. Archer, 1887. Organist Holy Name Cathedral, Chicago, 1888; or­ganist and conductor symphony con­certs, San Francisco from 1892-98; organist Sacred Heart Church, At­lanta, Ga., 1899-1907; conductor of symphony orchestra in Atlanta. Music director John Wanamaker's, Philadel­phia, 1908-10; organist and choir­master St. Patrick's and Our Lady of Sorrows, Chicago from 1912. Musical deg. N.Y.U. 1902. Made professional appearance Royal Acad., of St. Ce­cilia, Rome, 1901. Several hundred concerts in Philadelphia; toured U.S. as concert organist. Designed organ for Medinah Temple, Chicago, and inaugurated instrument with recital. Work s: opera La Corsicana (N.Y.1903—(hon. mention Sonsogno com­petition of 1902); ode The Granite Walk Rise Fair; Ecce Sacerdos Mag­nus (Vatican Rome, 1912); Missa Solemnis; also songs and pieces for organ and piano. Address: Estate, c/o ASCAP.

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