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Harold W. Friedell

Short Name: Harold W. Friedell
Full Name: Friedell, Harold W. (Harold William), 1905-1958
Birth Year: 1905
Death Year: 1958

Harold Friedell (May 11, 1905, Jamaica, Queens, NY- February 17, 1958, Hasting-On-Hudson, NY) was an American organist, choirmaster, teacher, and composer. At an early age, he served as organist at First Methodist Episcopal Church (Jamaica, Queens) and studied organ with Clement Gale and David McK. Williams. He later served as organist at Calvary Church (New York), organist and choirmaster at Saint John’s Church (Jersey City, N.J.), organist and choirmaster at Calvary Church (New York), and finally organist and master of the choir at Saint Bartholomew’s Church (New York). Friedell also taught on the faculty of the Union Theological Seminary School of Sacred Music (New York). As a composer, Friedell composed works for organ, orchestra, and choir, as well as hymn tunes, descants, and music for solo voice.

Friedell composed the choral anthem "Draw us in the Spirit's Tether" in 1949, from which the hymn tune "Union Seminary" was taken."

Jimmy Thompson

Tunes by Harold W. Friedell (16)AsInstancessort descendingIncipit
NOMEN DOMINI (Friedell)Harold W. Friedell (Composer)217653 56123 21176
DAVID VALLEAUHarold W. Friedell (Composer)235432 12212 43213
LEARNINGHarold W. Friedell (Composer)257123 45543 21755
[Our Father, who art in heaven] (Friedell)Harold W. Friedell, 1905-1958 (Composer)235351 76545 32432
GOD'S LOVEHarold W. Friedell (Composer)233323 33365 51321
HILLSIDE (Friedell)Harold W. Friedell (Composer)251232 17551 23134
ROSETTIHarold W. Friedell (Composer)254332 21556 71223
GRAMERCY PARKHarold W. Friedell (Composer)257132 17157 13134
WELLFLEET (Friedell)Harold W. Friedell (Composer)253653 13212 53655
RIDGEFIELDHarold W. Friedell, 1905-1958 (Composer)317132 11715 54332
FLOWERS (Friedell)Harold W. Friedell, 1905-1958 (Composer)351233 32151 23531
HASTINGS-ON-HUDSONHarold W. Friedell, 1905-1958 (Composer)365533 21117 66665
FINLAYHarold W. Friedell (Composer)355717 11345 45317
BARBARA (Friedell)Harold W. Friedell, 1905-1958 (Composer)551561 21716 5453
[Day by day, dear Lord] (Friedell)Harold W. Friedell, 1905-1958 (Composer)516111 12117 11123
UNION SEMINARYHarold Friedell, 1905-1958 (Composer)2435612 16555 11432
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