18th May 1866
23rd October 1933
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.