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Percy Goetschius, musician.

Background

Goetschius, Percy was born on August 30, 1853 in Paterson, New Jersey, United States. Son of John Henry and Mary Ann (Berry) Goetschius.

Education

Graduate Stuttgart Conservatory of Music, 1876. Title Royal W├╝rttemberg Professor conferred by King of W├╝rttemberg, Stuttgart, 1885. Doctor of Music, Syracuse University, 1892.

Career

1 son, Percy Berry. Instructor harmony, 1876-1885, professor of history and theory, 1885-1890, Stuttgart Conservatory. Professor musical history, theory and advanced pianoforte, College Fine Arts, Syracuse University, 1890-1892. Professor composition, history and harmony, N. E. Conservatory, 1892-1896.

Private instructor in Boston, 1896-1905. Instructor, Institute of Musical Art, New York, 1905, retired 1925. Author: The Material Used in Musical Composition, 1882, 1889, 1914.

The Theory and Practice of Tone Relations, 1892, 1916. The Homophonic Forms of Musical Composition, 1898. Models of tho Principal Musical Forms, 1895.

Exercises in Melody Writing, 1900. Applied Counterpoint, 1902. Lessons in Music Form, 1904.

Elementary Counterpoint, 1909. Essentials of Music History (with Thomas Tapper), 1913. The Larger Forms of Musical Composition, 1915.

Masters of the Symphony, 1929. The Structure of Music, 1933. Editor Analytic Symphony Series.

Contributor to mus. journals on musical form, musical history, etc. Home: Manchester, N.H.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: The Material Used in Musical Composition, 1882, 1889, 1914. The Theory and Practice of Tone Relations, 1892, 1916. The Homophonic Forms of Musical Composition, 1898.

      Models of tho Principal Musical Forms, 1895. Exercises in Melody Writing, 1900. Applied Counterpoint, 1902.

      Lessons in Music Form, 1904. Elementary Counterpoint, 1909. Essentials of Music History (with Thomas Tapper), 1913.

      The Larger Forms of Musical Composition, 1915. Masters of the Symphony, 1929. The Structure of Music, 1933.

      Editor Analytic Symphony Series. Contributor to mus. journals on musical form, musical history, etc.

Connections

Married at Metz, Germany, 1889.

father:
John Henry Goetschius

mother:
Mary Ann (Berry) Goetschius

spouse:
at Metz