Peter Christian Lutkin


Peter Christian Lutkin

Thompsonville, Racine County, Wisconsin, USA
Death 27 Dec 1931 (aged 73)
Evansville, Randolph County, Illinois, USA
Burial Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 140649785 View Source
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Parents - Peter Christian Lutkin and Hannah Olivarius who came to the U.S. from Denmark

married Delilah "Lelah" Carman October 27, 1885 in Cook Co., Illinois

Dean Emeritus of the Northwestern University School of Music, Evanston, Illinois

A professor at the university for 40 years and head of the music department 34 years.

He had an international reputation as a composer and writer on musical subjects.

By age twenty one, an accomplished pianist and piano instructor.

Served as organist and choirmaster of various Episcopal churches during his life time.

Founded the first a cappella choir in the United States and helped found the American Guild of Organists.

Conductor of the North Shore Music Festival

As a composer, he specialized in writing unaccompanied choral music for his choir and is most famous for the benediction tune for "The Lord Bless and Keep You"

~ researched and written by Sue Hale Sheppard ~

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