SCHREINER, Alexander. b. Steinbühl, a suburb of Nürnberg (Nuremberg), Bavaria, Germany, 31 July 1901; Salt Lake City, Utah, 15 September 1987. Schreiner was associated with the Mormon Tabernacle as an organ recitalist for many years and was the Chief Organist during 1965-1987. As a member of the General Music Committee of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS), he assisted in the preparation of the 1948 LDS hymnal, which includes 10 of his hymn tunes.
Although Schreiner (full name: Christian Alexander Ferdinand Schreiner) was baptized a Lutheran in August 1901, his parents, Johnann Christian Schreiner (1870-1955) and Margarete Schwemmer Schreiner (1874-1927) soon...
Cite this article
If you have a valid subscription to Dictionary of Hymnology, please log inlog in to view this content. If you require a subscription, please click here.