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Edward Benjamin Scheve, musician.


Scheve, Edward Benjamin was born on February 13, 1865 in Herford, Germany. Son of Edward and Adelaide (Schoneborn) Scheve.


Came to America, 1883. Educated Kullaks Academy of Music, Berlin, 1885-1888. Organ under F. Grunicke.

Piano, A. Konig, and composition, Alb. Becker; honorary Doctor of Music, Grinnell College, Iowa.


Instructor Kullaks Academy of Music, 1886-1888. Organist and teacher, Rochester, New York, 1888-1892. Concert organist and director of a conservatory of music, Chicago, 1892-1906.

Professor theory and composition and instructor in organ and piano, Grinnell College School of Music, since 1906.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Death and Resurrection of Christ (oratorio), 1906. Requiem, 1909

    • Festival March (orchestra, organ and chorus), 1909. Conzerto for Piano and Orchestra, 1913.

      Sonata for Violin and Piano, 1913. Suite, In Trying Times, for orchestra, 1914. Suite religioso for organ and orchestra, 1915.

      Sonata for organ, 1915. Symphony in D-minor, for Orchestra, 1917. Meditations on Quotations from the Psalms, for piano and violin, 1917.

      Symphonic poem for orchestra, A Day in Elkanah Valley, 1920. Song of Triumph, intermezzo for orchestra, 1921. Also numerous compositions for piano, organ, voice and religious service.


Married Lina Grosch, October 9, 1890.

Edward Scheve

Adelaide (Schoneborn) Scheve

Lina Grosch