Dr Garth C Edmundson

Dr Garth C Edmundson

Prospect, Butler County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 2 Apr 1971 (aged 78)
New Castle, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial New Castle, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 16723689 View Source
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Composer/director/teacher of music.
Garth Edmundson studied music in Pittsburgh, New York, London, Paris and at the Leipzig Conservatory. His instructors were Harvey Gaul, Lynnwood Farnam, Joseph Bonnet, and Isidor Phillipp. His working life was as an organist, teacher and director of music in several churches and schools in western Pennsylvania. He began his career as church organist and minister of music at First Presbyterian Church and played special masses at St. Mary Church. He composed hundreds of compositions for organ, including "Impression Gothiques" and "Imagery in Tableaux" and "Von Himmel Hoch" The composition, "Von Himmel Hoch" was recently performed at the Walt Disney Hall in Los Angeles, CA. He was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, a 32nd Degree Mason, and a member of ASCAP. He was awarded an honorary doctorate degree of Doctor of Music by Westminster College in New Wilmington, PA.

Parents: John Benjamin Edmundson & Eva M. Cowden Edmundson

Wife: Ann R. Hoskiss Edmundson

Brother: Richard Edmundson of Denver, Colorado.

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