Fromm, Herbert J.

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Herbert Fromm was a composer, choir conductor, organist and pianist. Fromm was born in Kitzingen, Bavaria on February 23, 1905. From 1925-29 he studied at the State Academy of Music at Munich, graduating with honors. He was assistant conductor at two State opera theaters, first Bielefeld (1930-31) then Würzberg (1931-33). Along with other Jewish artists, after 1933 Fromm was prohibited by the Nazi government from taking part in Germany's cultural life. He then became active with several Jewish music organizations in Frankfurt am Main, including the Jüdischer Kulturbund (Jewish Cultural League). It was during this period that Fromm first began employing Jewish melodies and texts in his musical compositions and playing organ in Frankfurt's Westendsynagoge. Herbert Fromm emigrated to the United States in January 1937. Between 1940 and 1941 he was a pupil of German emigré composer Paul Hindemith. Also in 1941, Fromm became organist and choir director at Temple Israel in Boston, Massachusetts, a position he would retire from in 1972. Herbert Fromm authored three books. One of them, "On Jewish Music" (1978), is a collection of his many articles and lectures on Jewish music. The majority of Fromm's published musical compositions were for the Jewish liturgy and published by Transcontinental Music Publications, N.Y. Some of his secular works were published by Carl Fischer, N.Y.; E.C. Schirmer, Boston; Boosey & Hawkes, N.Y. and Israeli Music Publications, Tel Aviv. Herbert Fromm died on March 10, 1995.

From the description of Papers, additional, 1924-1994. (Jewish Theological Seminary of America). WorldCat record id: 58037155

Herbert Fromm was a composer, choir conductor, organist and pianist. Fromm was born in Kitzingen, Bavaria on February 23, 1905. From 1925-30 he studied at the State Academy of Music at Munich, graduating with honors. He was assistant conductor at two German State opera theaters, first Bielefeld (1930-31) then Würzberg (1931-33). Along with other Jewish artists, after 1933 Fromm was prohibited by the Nazi government from taking part in Germany's cultural life. He then became active with several Jewish music organizations in Frankfurt am Main, including the Jüdischer Kulturbund (Jewish Cultural League). It was during this period that Fromm first began employing Jewish melodies and texts in his musical compositions and playing organ in Frankfurt's Westendsynagoge. Herbert Fromm emigrated to the United States in January 1937. Between 1940 and 1941 he was a pupil of German emigré composer Paul Hindemith. Also in 1941, Fromm became organist and choir director at Temple Israel in Boston, Massachusetts, a position he would retire from in 1972. Herbert Fromm authored three books: "The Key of See," 1967, "Seven Pockets," 1977 and "On Jewish Music," 1978. The majority of Fromm's published musical compositions were for the Jewish liturgy and published by Transcontinental Music Publications, N.Y. Some of his secular works were published by Carl Fischer, N.Y.; E.C. Schirmer, Boston; Boosey & Hawkes, N.Y. and Israeli Music Publications, Tel Aviv. Herbert Fromm died on March 10, 1995.

From the description of Papers, additional, 1905-1997. (Jewish Theological Seminary of America). WorldCat record id: 63068553

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creatorOf Fromm, Herbert. Chemdat yamim : Sabbath morning service for choir, solo voices and organ / by Herbert Fromm. Jewish Theological Seminary of America
creatorOf Fromm, Herbert. Papers, additional, 1924-1994. Jewish Theological Seminary of America
creatorOf Gooding, David, 1935-. Music scores and papers, 1883-2007. Jewish Theological Seminary of America
creatorOf Fromm, Herbert. Shepherd's story = Die Maasse vun a Pastuchl / Music by Herbert Fromm ; Lyrics (after a folk text) by Nancy Tow, Blanche Rothstein, and Peter Lind. Jewish Theological Seminary of America
creatorOf Fromm, Herbert. Cubanische Habenera / [music by Herbert Fromm]. Jewish Theological Seminary of America
creatorOf Fromm, Herbert. Simchas Toire : Jewish folksong / setting [by] Herbert Fromm. Jewish Theological Seminary of America
creatorOf Fromm, Herbert. [Synagogue music collection, miscellaneous] : Liturgical material for performance / [Music by Herbert Fromm]. Jewish Theological Seminary of America
creatorOf Fromm, Herbert. Ein Psalm Davids : Worte des 18. Psalms : Motette für gemischten Chor a capella / [Musik] von Herbert Fromm ; [ins Deutsch übersetzt von Martin Buber]. Jewish Theological Seminary of America
creatorOf Fromm, Herbert. Mogën ovös / Herbert Fromm. Jewish Theological Seminary of America
creatorOf Fromm, Herbert. The calling of Isaiah : for tenor solo, choir, organ, trumpet and timpani / by Herbert Fromm ; [text], Isaiah 6:1-8, Psalm 117. University of Michigan
creatorOf Fromm, Herbert. [Miscellaneous music collection ccc : Miscellany III / music by Herbert Fromm]. Jewish Theological Seminary of America
creatorOf Levy, Ernst, 1895-1981. Meditation on a Hebrew raga : for organ / Ernst Levy. Jewish Theological Seminary of America
creatorOf Putterman, David J., 1900-1979. [Synagogue music collection, Sabbath (A-Ma) : Park Avenue Synagogue, New York, N.Y. : manuscripts, black-line prints, published items, 1933-1976 / collected, copied, or arranged by Cantor David J. Putterman]. Jewish Theological Seminary of America
creatorOf Fromm, Herbert. Songs from Jewish sources / [music composed or arranged by Herbert Fromm]. Jewish Theological Seminary of America
creatorOf Schalit, Heinrich, 1886-1976. Sabbath eve liturgy [sound recording] / Heinrich Schalit. Jewish Theological Seminary of America
creatorOf Fine, Irving, 1914-1962. In grato jubilo : an occasional cantata / by Irving Fine, Daniel Pinkham, Gardner Read, Allen Sapp, Herbert Fromm, Lukas Foss ; the text by David McCord. SUNY at Buffalo, University at Buffalo
creatorOf Schalit, Heinrich, 1886-1976. Music by H. Schalit [sound recording]. Jewish Theological Seminary of America
creatorOf Wolff, Ernst. [Collection of songs formerly owned by Ernst Wolff]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Bolster, Caitriona. Paul Hindemith oral history, 1951-1976 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Schalit, Heinrich, 1886-1976. Papers, 1906-1996. Jewish Theological Seminary of America
referencedIn Fromm Music Foundation. Recording of Herbert Fromm's Cantata "Balak", 1980. Harvard University, Archives
creatorOf Fromm, Herbert. Papers, additional, 1905-1997. Jewish Theological Seminary of America
creatorOf Fromm, Herbert. Messiah song = Dos Lied von Moshiach / Music by Herbert Fromm ; Lyrics (after a folk text) by Herbert Fromm and Peter Lind. Jewish Theological Seminary of America
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associatedWith Achron, Joseph, 1886-1943. person
associatedWith Alman, Samuel, 1878-1947. person
associatedWith Buber, Martin, 1878-1965. person
associatedWith Congregation Adath Israel (Boston, Mass.) corporateBody
associatedWith Faxon, George, d. 1992. person
associatedWith Fromm, Alfred. person
associatedWith Fromm Music Foundation. corporateBody
associatedWith Gebirtig, Mordecai, 1877-1942. person
associatedWith Gooding, David, 1935- person
associatedWith Jüdischer Kulturbund corporateBody
associatedWith Kahn, Eliott. person
associatedWith Levy, Ernst, 1895-1981. person
associatedWith Lind, Peter. person
associatedWith Park Avenue Synagogue (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Rothstein, Blanche. person
associatedWith Schalit, Heinrich, 1886-1976. person
associatedWith Sulzer, Salomon, 1804-1890. person
associatedWith Tifereth Israel (Cleveland, Ohio) corporateBody
associatedWith Tow, Nancy. person
associatedWith Trinity Church (Boston, Mass.) corporateBody
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Germany--Kitzingen
Germany
Germany
United States
Kitzingen (Germany)
United States
Germany--Frankfurt am Main
United States
Germany
United States
United States
Germany
United States
Subject
Musical sketches
Jews--Music
Sacred songs (Medium voice) with organ
Sacred songs (High voice) with organ
Synagogues
Psalms (Music)--18th Psalm
Trumpet and organ music
Choruses, Sacred (Mixed voices, 4 parts), Unaccompanied
Piano music
Choruses, Secular (Women's voices) with piano
Choruses, Secular (Mixed voices, 4 parts) with piano
Cantatas--Sacred--Scores
Suites (Piano)
Organ music
Songs, Yiddish
Synagogue music--Festival services
Sacred songs (Medium voice) with piano
Music--Manuscripts--Facsimiles
Synagogue music--High Holiday services
Choruses, Sacred (Mixed voices, 4 parts) with instrumental ensemble--Scores
Jews--Archival resources
Folk songs, Hebrew
Choruses, Sacred (Mixed voices, 4 parts) with organ
Psalms (Music)--5th Psalm
Folk songs, Yiddish
Songs, German
Choruses, Sacred (Women's voices) with organ
Synagogue music--Sabbath services
Jewish composers
Folk songs--Instrumental settings
Synagogue music
Orchestral music
Occupation
Composers
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