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date: 16 November 2019

Seitz, Roland Forrestlocked

  • Raoul F. Camus

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(b Shrewsbury, PA, June 14, 1867; d Union, NJ, Dec 29, 1946). American bandmaster, composer, and music publisher. He spent many years working in the printing office of a local newspaper in Glen Rock, Pennsylvania, and devoted much of his spare time to music. He learned flute, euphonium, and cornet, and played with the Glen Rock town band. He entered Dana’s Musical Institute in Warren, Ohio, and received a bachelor’s degree in 1898. He then returned to Glen Rock, where he taught instrumental music, played organ in church, directed the town band and composed. He founded a music publishing firm, principally to issue his own music; this was later sold to the Southern Music Company of Texas. Because of ill health, he moved to Union, New Jersey, in 1944. Of his compositions, the marches Salutation, Grandioso, and Brooke’s Triumphal remain popular. Many of his compositions were recorded in Robert Hoe’s ...

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