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composer , organist

Peter August Schnecker, German organist, composer. member New York Manuscript Society Address: New York, New York</td><tr><td class="label_burgverd11px"><b>Death</b></td></tr><tr><td> Died 1903.

Background

Schnecker, Peter August was born on August 26, 1850 in in Germany. Son of John and Philippine Schnecker.

Education

Studied piano and violin. Studied organ, harmony and counterpoint under Samuel P. Studied composition in Leipzig Conservatory, 1874.

Career

Assistant organist St. Thomas Church, New York, 1870-1880. Organist and musical director West Presbyterian Church, New York, since 1872. Prolific as composer, said to have composed more church music than any other American composer.

Prominent member New York Manuscript Society.

Membership

Member New York Manuscript Society Address: New York, New York</td><tr><td class="label_burgverd11px"><b>Death</b></td></tr><tr><td> Died 1903.

Connections

father:
John Schnecker

mother:
Philippine Schnecker