Gieburowski, Waclaw, eminent Polish musicologist; b. Bydgoszcz, Feb. 6, 1876; d. Warsaw, Sept. 17, 1943. He was a student of theology in Regensburg, where he also took courses in church music with Haberl. He then studied at the Univ. of Berlin with Wolf and Kretzschmar and at the Univ. of Breslau with Kinkeldey, where he took his Ph.D. with the diss. Die Musica Magistri Szydlowitae, Bin polnischer Choraltraktat des 15. Jahrhunderts und seine Stellung in der Chomltheorie des Mittelalters (1913; publ. Posen, 1915). He settled in Posen as choirmaster at the Cathedral in 1916; was a prof. of church music at the Univ. (1925-39). From 1928 to 1939 he publ. the valuable series Cantica Selecta Musices Sacrae in Polonia; restored to use many sacred works by Polish composers of the Renaissance; publ. several treatises on this subject; also composed several sacred choral works.
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire