Albert Hay Malotte

MALOTTE, Albert Hay. b. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19 May 1895; d. Hollywood, California, 16 November 1964.  He is known primarily as the composer of ‘The Lord’s Prayer’ (see Malotte's Lord's Prayer*), found in several hymnals with tune name MALOTTE. The 1910 US Federal Census indicates that Malotte’s father, Charles William Malotte (1874-1953), was the son of John B. Malott (without an e), born in France.  Charles owned a bookbindery in Philadelphia; his name and company occur in Philadelphia directories as early as 1905 and continue until the family moved to Los Angeles in 1929.  Charles’s obituary (Los Angeles Times, 27 May 1953, p. 20) notes that he was a binder of rare books...

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