Foote George (Luther)

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Foote George (Luther)

Foote, George (Luther), American composer; b. Cannes, France (of American parents), Feb. 19, 1886; d. Boston, March 25, 1956. He studied with E.B. Hill at Harvard Univ., and then in Berlin with Koch and Klatte. Upon his return to the U.S., he was a member of the staff in the music dept. of Harvard Univ. (1921–23) and president of the South End Music School in Boston (until 1943).

Works

98th Psalm for Chorus and Organ (1934); Variations on a Pious Theme for Orch. (Boston, Feb. 11, 1935); In Praise of Winter, symphonic suite (Boston, Jan. 5, 1940); We Go Forward, sacred pantomime (1943); Trio for Flute, Harp, and Violin; other chamber music; piano pieces.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire