Ebel, Arnold, German composer, organist, and choral conductor; b. Heide, Holstein, Aug. 15, 1883; d. Berlin, March 4, 1963. He studied at the Univ. of Berlin, and also took private lessons with Max Bruch. From 1909 he was active in Berlin as an organist, choral conductor, and teacher. He served as president of the German Composers’ Assn. (1920–33, and again from 1949). He wrote numerous piano pieces and songs, as well as a Sinfonietta giocosa for Orch.
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