Hammerich, Angul, Danish musicologist, brother of Asger Hamerik and uncle of Ebbe Hamerik; b.Copenhagen, Nov. 25, 1848; d. Frederiksberg, April 26, 1931. He studied cello with Rudinger and Neruda, and piano and theory with C. F. E. Horneman. He received the first Ph.D. awarded by a Danish univ., from the Univ. of Copenhagen (1892; with the diss. Musikken ved Christian den Fjerdes hof; publ. in Copenhagen, 1892), and subsequently was its first reader in music history (1896–1922). He also was founder-director of the Museum of the History of Music in Copenhagen (1899–1931).
Musikforeningens historie 1836-1886 (Copenhagen, 1886); Kjøbenhavns Musikkonservatorium 1867-1892 (Copenhagen, 1892); Kammermusikforeningen 1868-1893 (Copenhagen, 1893); Musikmindesmaerker fra middelalderen i Danmark (Leipzig, 1912; Eng. tr., 1912, as Mediaeval Musical Relics of Denmark); J. P. E. Hartmann: Biografiske essays (Copenhagen, 1916); Kammermusikforeningen 1868-1918 (Copenhagen, 1918); Dansk musikhistoire indtil ca. 1700 (Copenhagen, 1921).
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire