Joseph Surzynski

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Alias: Józef Surzyński


Born: 15 March 1851 in Srem (Poland).

Died: 5 March 1919 in Koscian (Poland).

Biography He was a Polish organist, composer, conductor of Choir, music theoretician, historian and Catholic Priest. His brothers Stefan and Mieczyslaw were composers. Started music studies at his father Franciszek, who also was an organist and music teacher. Absolved St. Mary Magdalene Gymnasium in Poznan (Poland). In 1872 started music studies in Lipsk. In 1874 went to Rome and started Theological studies. In 1879 was ordained as Priest and received the Doctor degree. Studied the Church Music in Regensburg. From 1881 till 1887 was an organist in cathedral of Poznan. In 1894 finished conductor's work in cathedral and became a Parish Priest in Koscian (Poland), where died. In 1903 received the order "Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice".

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Biographical article on Polish Wikipedia