Gerhard Cartford

CARTFORD, Gerhard M. b. Madagascar, 21 March, 1923; d. Minneapolis, Minnesota, 8 February 2016. He was the son of missionary parents. He studied at St Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota (BM, 1948), The School of Sacred Music, Union Theological Seminary, New York (MSM, 1950), Luther Northwestern Seminary (now Luther Seminary) St Paul, Minnesota (1954-1955), St John’s University, St Cloud, Minnesota (1955), and the University of Minnesota (PhD in musicology, 1961). A Fulbright scholar, he spent the years 1950-51 doing research on Ludvig Lindeman (1812-1887) and folk music in Oslo, Norway. That played into his doctoral dissertation ten years later, ‘Music in the Norwegian Lutheran Church: A...

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