Malotte’s Lord’s Prayer
Malotte’s Lord’s Prayer. Albert Hay Malotte (1895-1964).
This was published by G. Schirmer in 1935 and gained great popularity through radio performances by John Charles Thomas (1891-1960), to whom the piece is dedicated. A representative of G. Schirmer wrote that ‘including the many different arrangements of the work, it continues to sell many thousands of copies every year’ (Eileen Mack to Clark Kimberling, 12 January 2014).
Records of the Los Angeles Philharmonic show that the orchestra has programmed ‘The Lord’s Prayer’ on five occasions. Among the 31 performances of Malotte’s pieces at Carnegie Hall during 1936-1950, ‘The Lord’s Prayer’ was sung 13 times...
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