Robjohn, William James (pseud: Caryl Florio) 3.nov.1843-21.nov.1920 England Devon, Tavistock - USA North Carolina, Morganton
pianist, organist, conductor, 20.sep.1858 the family emigrated to the USA New York, 1858-1860 boy soprano at Trinity Church New York, organist/choirmaster of Trinity Church Newport, Zion Church New York and Mt Calvary Church Baltimore, 1879 conducted opera in Havana and at the Academy of Music in New York, musical director of the Baptist Female Institute in Indianapolis and Wells College in Aurora NY, conductor of the old Vocal Society of New York, the Amicitia Orchestra and the Palestrina Choir, 1870-1872 as professor of music William J Robjohn residing with his parents at 865 8th Avenue New York, 1872 he took the pseudonym Caryl Florio which he used so consistently that even his death was registered under that name and made his parents untraceable, he worked as pianist, choral and opera conductor, translator, teacher, critic and music editor, 1880 residing at 272 East 10th Street and 1889 at 80 East 9th Street New York, 1896 he settled in Asheville North Carolina where he was in charge of the music at Biltmore Vanderbilts' estate and conductor of Asheville Choral Society, 1900 residing at National Green Building 37 Patton Avenue in Asheville, 1917 organist/choirmaster of All Souls Church in Biltmore NC, 1919 music teacher at 37 Patton Avenue, January 1920 he was patient at psychiatric sanatorium Appalachian Hall at South French Broad in Asheville, 23.mar.1920 until death he was patient at the insane asylum State Hospital of Morganton, but until death his address remained 37 Patton Avenue in Asheville, buried at Riverside Cemetery Asheville ; son of organ builder William Robjohn (Tavistock 14.feb.1803-29.apr.1878 New York City) and Harriett (England 1819-) ; he never married

Title Parts

Allegro de concert. Saxophone quartet
Aurelia Quartet

[] Piano sonata no2. Detroit. 1866
[] Piano trio in D. 1866
[] Impatience. Song. Chicago 1867
[] Les tours de Mercure. Operetta. 1869
music and libretto Caryl Florio

[] Inferno. Operetta 1871
music and libretto Caryl Florio

[] Songs of the elements. Cantata. 1872
[] Suzanne. Operetta. 1876
music and libretto Caryl Florio

[] String quartet no1. 1877
[] String quartet no2. 1878
[] String quartet no3. 1896
[] Gulda. Opera. 1879
music and libretto Caryl Florio

[] Saxophone quartet no1. 1879
[] Uncle Tom's cabin. Opera. Philadelphia 1882
[] Piano concerto in A flat. 1875-1886, rev1915
[] The night at Bethlehem. New York 1891
[] Fantasie. Organ. 1912
[] Symphony in G
[] Symphony in c
orchestration of string quartet no1

[] Bridal of Triermain. Cantata
[] Quintet for piano and saxophones
[] Piano concerto in f
[] Fairy pictures
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