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Buzzi-Peccia, Arturo
as arranger and assistant. Since 1920 Municipal Bandmaster, Hagerstown, Md. Honorary degrees: F.C.M. and Mus. D. Director Hagerstown Orch. and Band School. President American Bandmasters' Assoc, 1939-40. Author of History of Bands In the United States. Guest conductor symphony orchestras and bands. Works: Over­tures, Horizon, Constellation, Rain­bow, Cameo, Atlantis, Cavalier, Mirage; Fantasies, Faith Eternal, The Angelas, Christmas Greeting, Child­hood Days. Many marches and vari­ous comprehensive numbers. Home: 42 Broadway, Hagerstown, Md.
Buzzi-Peccia, Arturo, composer, con­ductor; b. Milan, Italy, Oct. 13, 1854; d. New York, N.Y., August 29, 1943. ASCAP 1925. To U.S. 1898. First musical education with father, An­tonio Buzzi, then head Moscow Cons.; also advanced studies in Royal Cons. Milan, also with Massenet and Saint-Saens in Paris. Recommended for post as teacher at Chicago Cons, of Music by Verdi; pupils Caruso, Melba, Gluck, Braslau. Early friendships in­cluded Puccini, Leoncavallo, Tos-canini. Conducted studio in New York for many years. Works: opera, Forza dAmore, performed under
Toscanini at Turin; Gloria, liturgical work for Catholic Church; "Lolita" and "Torna Amore" both recorded by Caruso; Saturnale Romano for or­chestra. Songs: "Ave Maria"; "El Morenita"; "Conscientious Deacon"; "Under the Greenwood Tree"; "Little Birdies"; "La Colombetta"; "Muzio Albanese"; "Sayou"; "Serenata Ge-lata"; "Mai d'Amore"; also musical settings for poems of Fiona McLeod and Tagore. Also Suite for piano, four hands, Voyage des Noces. Books: How to Succeed in Singing and Italian Diction. Address: Estate, c/o ASCAP.
Byron, Richard, composer, author, b. New York, N.Y., Jan. 9, 1908. ASCAP 1936. Educ.: Cornell Univ. Ithaca, N.Y., B.A. 1928. In armed forces World War II. Songs: "So Red the Rose"; "Mamma, I Wanna Make Rhythm"; "I Wanna Know All About You", "I'm Gonna Ask the Bobolink"; "Country Boy"; "A Portrait of a Lady"; "Love is Like a Cigarette"; "Over a Bowl of Suki Yaki ; "The Harlem Waltz"; "Moonlight Mas­querade"; "I Saw a Ship A-Sailing"; 'There's a Moon on the Mountain"; also A Lincoln Song Book for Young America. Home: Burbank, Calif. Ad­dress: c/o ASCAP.
Caddigan, Jack J., composer, author, public utilities executive; b. Boston, Mass., Sept. 21, 1879; d. Corning, N.Y., Jan. 1, 1952. ASCAP 1923. Educ: Boston public schools. Assis­tant vice president of Boston Edison Co. Songs: "Rose of No Man's Land"; "Were All Going Calling on the Kaiser"; "Caroline is Calling"; "Dreams of Mother"; "Little French Mother, Goodby"; "Rose of Virginia"; "The Old Sweet Way"; "Mollie My Own"; "Salvation Lassie of Mine'; "Mammy's Sonny Honey Boy"; "Just Like a Butterfly." Home: Canton, Mass. Address: Estate, c/o ASCAP.
Cadman, Charles Wakefield, com­poser, critic, pianist, lecturer, editor; b. Johnstown, Pa., Dec 24, 1881; d. Los Angeles, Calif., Dec. 31, 1946. ASCAP 1924. While employed as messenger boy in Carnegie Steel Co., studied music in Pittsburgh with Leo Oehmler and Juigi von Kunits. Doctor of Music, Univ. of Southern Calif., 1923. Member National Inst, of Arts and Letters. Made exhaustive study of Indian songs and customs; obtained many recordings of native songs; com­posed numerous works based on In­dian melodies. One of the founders of the Hollywood Bowl. Works range

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