Pietro Yon

Pietro Yon Music Recordings and Sheet Music

  • Born
    8th August 1886
  • Died
    22nd November 1943
  • Birthplace
    Settimo Vittone, Piedmont, Italy

Pietro Alessandro Yon was an Italian-born organist who made his career in the United States. Yon was born in Settimo Vittone, (Piedmont, Italy), and studied at the conservatories of both Milan and Turin, also attending the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome. He served for a time as an organist at the Vatican and at the Royal Church in Rome before coming to the United States in 1907; he eventually became an American citizen. From 1907 until 1926 he was the organist of St. Francis Xavier Church; in 1926 he became the organist of St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York. He also toured the country giving recitals. Yon was also a composer, most famous for his Humoresque "L'organo primitivo"- Toccatina for Flute, for organ, and his Christmas piece Gesù bambino. He also wrote many works for organ, piano, and orchestra, including a Concerto Gregoriano for organ and a concerto for oboe.

Title Form Instrument Ratings
3 Compositions for Organ Compilation Organ
Concerto Gregoriano Concerto Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Concert Study Etude Organ
Canto Elegiaco Funeral Music Organ
Marche Pastorale March Organ
5 Tone-Pictures Piano piece Piano
Christmas in Sicily Piece Organ
Humoresque, LOrgano Primitivo Piece Organ
Gesù bambino Sacred Mass Voice(s) and Instruments
Hymn of Glory Sacred Mass Organ
12 Divertimenti Serenade / Divertimento / Cassation Organ
Organ Sonata No.1 Sonata Organ
Organ Sonata No.2 'Sonata cromatica' Sonata Organ
Organ Sonata No.3 'Sonata romantica' Sonata Organ
La concertina Suite Organ
Toccata Toccata Organ