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Harold W. Friedell

FRIEDELL, Harold William.  b. Jamaica, Queens, New York, 11 May 1905; d. Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, 17 February 1958.  Friedell was an organist, choirmaster, teacher, and composer of over 100 choral, organ and instrumental works. A ‘Profile’ in the Hudson Dispatch (New York), 16 September 1936, compared Friedell’s anthems, in ‘artistic temperament to the school of English composers who are writing a new chapter in the music on the ancient “modes” as opposed to the schools which are evolving through tonality or atonality.’ Friedell’s parents, William Bennett Friedell (1882-1940) and Florence Edith Walley Friedell (1880-1942), were Methodists.  At the age of 16, Friedell was appointed...

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