Heinrich Schalit

Composer
1886–1976

Born in Vienna, Austria. Studied in Vienna, and later worked as an organist in synagogues in Munich and in Rome. Immigrated to the U.S. in 1940 and held positions as a synagogue organist in various cities. As a composer, Schalit wrote orchestral, chamber, and piano music, as well as songs. He used Hebrew poetry for some of his compositions, and composed Jewish liturgical music. 

Sources:

Nulman, Macy. "Schalit, Heinrich." Concise Encycloedia of Jewish Music; "Schalit, Heinrich." Encyclopaedia Judaica; Kahn, Eliott. "The Heinrich Schalit Collection."

Further Reading:

Biography about Schalit: Heinrich Schalit : the man and his music.

 

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