Jordan, Jules, 1850-1927
Born: November 10, 1850, Willimantic CT
Died: March 5,1927, Providence RI
Biography Moved to Providence RI in 1870 to work as a telegraph operator. Became a chorister at Grace Church, later director. Studied voice with George Osgood, also with William Shakespeare and Giovanni Sbriglia. Sang the title role in the American premiere of Berlioz' Damnation of Faust in 1880. 1881-1921 conducted the Arion Club.awarded DMus honoris causa from Brown University in 1895.
List of sacred works
- Ave Maria, M voice, kbd, OD
- Mass in F, rubrical and short SATB org Boston, C.W. Thompson 1906
- Panis angelicus in F, SATB org?, OD
- Tantum ergo in G, B, org, OD
- Grove dictionary of American Music, 2nd edition.
- Jordan, Jules: The happenings of a musical life (Providence RI 1922)
- Basse, A. The songs and larger choral works of Jules Jordan (thesis, Brown University, 1959)