Becker, Arthur Charles 20.sep.1895-9.feb.1976 USA Kentucky, Louisville - Illinois, Chicago
organist, studied at the Sherwood School of Music and DePaul University in Chicago, studied organ with William Middelschulte in Chicago, Frederic Cowles and Gaston Dethier, with Charles Marie Widor, Marcel Dupre and Albert Roussel in Paris, piano with Georgia Kober and Josef Lhevinne, 1910-1914 organist of Holy Cross Catholic Church, Calvary Episcopal Church and First Presbyterian Church in Louisville, 1914-1918 organist/choirmaster of St Brigid Roman Catholic Church in Louisville, 1918-1972 organist/choirmaster of St Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Chicago, 1920-1966 dean of the music school at DePaul University Chicago, 1927 member of the American Guild of Organists, 1927-1930 concert organist residing with his sister Lucille at 2235 Sheffield Avenue Chicago, 1942 with his wife Barbara at 1357 Arthur Avenue Chicago ; son of optician John P Becker (Kentucky nov.1868-) and Mary Margaret Schmitt (Louisville 20.sep.1871-26.oct.1934 Chicago)

Title Parts

[] Sonus epulantis. Organ
[] Salve Regina
[] Ave Maria
[] Mass in honor of St Vincent de Paul. Soloists, choir and organ
[] Salve regina. Chorale paraphrase. Organ
pub McLaughlin & Reilly, Boston 1943

[] Four antiphons of the blessed Virgin Mary, choral-paraphrased for organ
pub McLaughlin & Reilly Co., Boston 1948
[] 1 - Alma redemptoris mater
[] 2 - Ave regina caelorum
[] 3 - Regina coeli
[] 4 - Salve regina
[] Mass in honor of the holy name. SATB Choir and organ
pub McLaughlin & Reilly, Boston 1959

[] Bless the Lord, o my soul. SATB Choir
music Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov, arr Arthur C. Becker
pub GIA Publications, Chicago, Illinois 1970

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