Bewerunge, Heinrich [Henry]
- Harry White
(b Letmathe, Westphalia, Dec 7, 1862; d Maynooth, Dec 2, 1923). German church music scholar, active in Ireland. He studied at Würzburg University (1881–5) and the Bayerisches Staatskonservatorium der Musik and was ordained priest in 1885; he then took a diploma at the Kirchenmusikschule in Regensburg. After one year as Kantor at Cologne Cathedral, he was appointed to a newly created chair in chant and organ at St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, in 1888. During this period (1891–3) he was also editor of Lyra ecclesiastica, the journal of the Irish Society of St Cecilia, whose aims he propagated. In 1914 he became the first professor of music at University College, Dublin; however, that same year war broke out while he was on holiday in Cologne and he was barred from re-entering Ireland. The post was declared vacant due to his alleged failure of duty and passed on to C.H. Kitson in ...