Gallon, Noël

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Gallon, Noël

Gallon, Noël, French composer and pedagogue, brother of Jean Gallon; b. Paris, Sept. 11, 1891; d. there, Dec. 26, 1966. He studied piano with Philipp and Risler, and theory with Caussade, Lenepveu, and Tabaud at the Paris Cons. In 1910 he received the 1st Prix de Rome. From 1920 he was on the faculty of the Paris Cons, as an instructor in solfège, counterpoint, and fugue. As a composer, he was influenced by his brother, his first tutor in music, with whom he wrote a ballet, Hansli le Bossu (1914). His own works comprise a few symphonic pieces, Suite for Flute and Piano (1921), Quintet for Horn and Strings (1953), and teaching pieces.

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