Louis A. Coerne

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Born: 1870

Died: 1922


Louis Adolphe Coerne was born in Newark, New Jersey. He studied under John Knowles Paine at Harvard University and under Rheinberger at the Stuttgart Conservatory, Germany. He taught at Smith College, Harvard, and Connecticut College. He wrote pedagogical pieces for piano, and his compositions include orchestral works, operas, cantatas and anthems. His opera Zenobia premiered in Bremen, Germany, and was the first opera by an American composer to be performed in Germany. He died in Boston, Massachusetts.

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List of choral works

  • Three partsongs for mixed voices, Opus 160
  1. ’Tis Spring!
  2. Sunset
  3. The Rising of the Storm
  • Two partsongs for mixed voices, Opus 162
  1. Waken, lords and ladies gay
  2. The Wooing

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