Antonio Grimaldi

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Born: 1897

Died: c.1949


The Rev. Dr. Antonio Grimaldi was a priest and composer who trained in the Sistine Chapel choir under Don Lorenzo Perosi as a bass, and was a Doctor of Music. He came from Alessandria in the Piedmont region of Italy, and later moved in the 1930's to St. Mary and St. John's church, Wolverhampton, England, (of all places!) to be the director of music. He was a much loved figure there composing music of very high quality and a very successful choir trainer. Alas, his career was cut short by the outbreak of World War II, and he was interned as an enemy alien in 1940. After the war he returned to Italy and died shortly afterwards.

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