Charles Galloway

Charles Galloway

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Death 9 Mar 1931 (aged 59)
Burial Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Plot Lot 6173 Block 87
Memorial ID 60200926 · View Source
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Noted organist and musical director at Washington University. Mr. Galloway died of heart disease in the University Field House during a rehearsal of the Glee Club-Symphony concert that was to be held the next day. After completing direction of the fiery number "A Song of Victory," in which the women's glee club, the men's glee club, the chapel choir and the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra were involved, Mr. Galloway was stricken on the rostrum. At first it was thought that his illness was only temporary, but he only lived forty-five minutes after being stricken.

After receiving his academic education at Smith's Academy, Mr. Galloway went to Paris and studied under Alexandre Guilmant, generally considered to be the world's greatest organ master at the time. Mr. Guilmant dedicated to Mr. Galloway his notable Seventh Sonata in the early 1900s. Vierne, the blind organist of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris as well as Bonnet, celebrated French organist, also dedicated important works to him. At the age of nine he began playing a church organ and was acclaimed by critics as a prodigy. He served as organist and choir master of the St. Peter's Episcopal Church in St. Louis. He was the conductor of the Apollo Club for 27 years and the Morning Choral Club for 26 years. Under his leadership, the two organizations consolidated. Over the years, he gave organ recitals all over the United States and dedicated many of the large pipe organs in St. Louis. Mr. Galloway was celebrated as a teacher of the organ and theory and many of his students held prominent positions in the music world.


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  • Created by: Connie Nisinger
  • Added: 16 Oct 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 60200926
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Galloway (21 Dec 1871–9 Mar 1931), Find a Grave Memorial no. 60200926, citing Bellefontaine Cemetery, Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Connie Nisinger (contributor 74) .