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Gastoué Amédée (-Henri-Gustave- Noël)

Gastoué Amédée (-Henri-Gustave- Noël)

Gastoué, Amédée (-Henri-Gustave- Noël), French organist and music scholar; b. Paris, March 19, 1873; d. there, June 1, 1943. He studied piano and harmony with A. Deslandres (1890), harmony with Lavignac (1891), then organ with Guilmant and counterpoint and composition with Magnard. From 1896 to 1905 he was ed. of Revue du Chant Grégorien in 1897 he began to contribute to the Tribune de St.- Gervais; became its ed. in 1904 and, in 1909, ed.-in-chief and director. He was prof. of Gregorian chant at the Schola Cantorum from its foundation (1896); also music critic of La Semaine Littéraire (from 1905). He was organist and maitre de chapelle at St.-Jean-Baptiste-de-Belleville, Paris, where he also gave concerts; was a lecturer at the Catholic Univ. and the École des Hautes Études Sociales. In 1925 he became a member of the Académic des Beaux Arts.

Writings

Cours théorique et pratique de plain-chant romain grégorien (1904); Historic du chant liturgique à Paris (vol. I: Des Origines à la fin des temps carolingiens, 1904; 2nd ed., 1917); Les Origines du chant romain, I’antiphonaire grégorien (1907); Catalogue des manuscrits de musique byzantine de la Bibliothèque Nationale de Paris et des bibliothèques publiques de France (1907); Nouvelle méthode pratique de chant grégorien (1908); Traité d’harmonisation du chant gregorien (1910); L’Art gregorien (1911; 3rd ed., 1920); La Musique de I’eglise (1911); Variations sur la musique d’église (1912); Musique et liturgie:Le Graduel et I’Antiphonaire romain (1913); L’Orgue en France de I’antiquité au debut de la période classique (1921); Les Primitifs de la musique frangaise (1922); Le Cantique populaire en France: Ses sources, son histoire (1924); La Vie musicale de I’église (1929); La Liturgie et la musique (1931); Le Manuscrit de musique polyphonique du trésor d’Apt, XIVe-XVe siècles (1936); L’Église et la musique (Paris, 1936).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

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