Alphenaar, Gerrit (Gerard) Pieter Willem 16.dec.1899-7.feb.1965 Netherlands, Haarlem - USA NY, New York Bronx
organist, musicologist, conductor, studied conducting under Willem Mengelberg at Amsterdam Conservatory, 1920 diploma in organ, 1921-1927 organist of the St Bavo in Haarlem, 1925-1928 conductor of the Residentie Operette Ensemble in Den Haag, 1927-1928 conductor of the Concertgebouworkest, 11.aug.1928 emigrated to the USA New York City, 1940-1950 organist of the West End Collegiate Church in New York, 7.dec.1942 naturalized American, 1944-1965 editor of organ collections for Edward B Marks Music Co., he edited ao Chapel voluntaries (8 books), Organ masters of the baroque period (3 books), Organ works of Cesar Franck (4 books), Brahms (2 books), Liszt (2 books), Rheinberger (10 books) and J S Bach (15 books), 1942-1964 residing at 214 West 72nd Street in Manhattan ; son of Willem Alphenaar and Johanna Meyer ; brother of Carel Alphenaar board director of the Concertgebouworkest in Amsterdam ; after 1949 he married Beatrice (Netherlands 31.jan.1906-14.mar.2010 New York City ; 11.may.1964 naturalized American while residing at 214 West 72nd Street New York)

Title Parts

[] Huldelied aan ons vorstenkind. Voor zangstem en piano
words Jeanne van Drooge
thesis/dissertation in dutch c1920, copyrighted in the USA, New York City 31jan1938
ms Koninklijke Bibliotheek, Den Haag Netherlands

[] The White Shrine. Piano
music Alfonso Archer and Gerard Alphenaar
copyright Alfonso Archer and Gerard Alphenaar 13oct1931, renewal 28may1959

[] Our merchant marine. Song
harmonized and arr. Gerard Alphenaar
copyright Hermine Summers, New York 3apr1942

[] Pensee elegiaque. Organ
music H. E. Anik, editor and compiler Gerard Alphenaar (In Chapel voluntaries book 1)
copyright H. E. Anik and Gerard Alphenaar 23jul1947
copyright renewal Evelyn Block Anik and Beatrice Alphenaar (Estate of Gerard Alphenaar) 29jul1974

[] Variations on O Sanctissima. Organ
from 8 Volumes of Chapel voluntaries, Edward B. Marks, New York 1951

[] Postlude Glory to God in the highest. Organ
Gerard Alphenaar, Anglican Holy Trinity, Winnipeg 23dec1951

[] Trumpet voluntary. Organ
pub Hal Leonard Corporation, Milwaukee Wisconsin
? actually an arrangement from 8 Volumes of Chapel voluntaries 1951

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