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Fisher, Doris
Mass., Sept. 7, 1881. ASCAP 1938. Educ: Boston Latin School; St. Charles Coll., Md.; Catholic Univ., Washington, D.C. Ordained to Catho­lic priesthood 1906. Doctor of Laws Notre Dame 1914. Choirmaster at Mission Church, Boston, 1902-04; St. Paul's, Washington, 1904. Organized Paulist Choristers at Old St. Mary's, Chicago, 1904 where he was stationed until 1918. Made many concert tours with Choristers, including appearances at Vatican and at Notre Dame, Paris, 1912. Les Palmes Academiques, Paris, 1914; Magister Cantorum, Rome, 1914. Has lectured on church music throughout Europe and U.S.; given university courses on choral tech­nique. At Church of St. Paul the Apostle, New York, 1918-46, where he headed Paulist Choristers, famous group of men and boys specializing in music of Catholic Church, trans-icried from Chicago to New York with him in 1918. Guest conductor Hollywood Bowl, Soldiers' Field, Chicago; Boston. Returned to Old St. Mary's, Chicago 1947. Many appear­ances on radio "The Catholic Hour." Works: Sixty Christmas Carols, Quin­tette of Carols; A Rhythmic Trilogy for Easter; Easter Sermon of the Birds; Brother Ass and St Francis; Paschal Suite (for symph. orch.); transcrip­tions for string orch. Authoi of Epit­ome of Choral Technique; Art of the Choral Conductor; The Conductor Raises His Baton; Ten Letters About Child Voice Training. Home: Mt. Vernon, N.Y. Address: c/o ASCAP.
"Laugh Clown Laugh"; "Sometime"; "King for a Day"; "Now that You're Gone"; "Alone at a Table for Two"; "Then You've Never Been Blue"; "Boogie Woogie Lullaby"; "Elmer Done It Again"; "My Mamma Says NO, NO"; "I Never Knew"; "Lily of Laguna." Home: Hollywood, Calif. Address: c/o ASCAP.
Firestone, Idabelle (Mrs. Harvey S. Firestone), composer; b. Minnesota City, Minn., Nov. 10, 1874. ASCAP 1948. Educ.: Alma College, St. Thomas, Ontario. Songs: "In My Garden" and "If I Could Tell You" (theme songs for Voice of Firestone radio program); "You Are the Song in My Heart"; "Do You Recall; "Melody of Love"; "Bluebirds." Home: Harbel Manor, Akron 3, Ohio.
Fischer, Carl Theodore, composer; b. Los Angeles, Calif., April 9, 1912. ASCAP 1946. Educ.: public schools; studied violin with father from four to seven years; piano with Abbey D'Acritt, Los Angeles. World War II, U.S. Naval Reserve; U.S. Maritime Service, thirty-one months as assistant orch. leader, composed music and musical cues for T.C. radio program, Catalina Island. Pianist from age of twelve, played piano in motion-picture studios, Hollywood. Since 1946, mu­sical conductor, accompanist, vocal arranger for Frankie Laine. Songs: "Who Wouldn't Love You"; "It Started All Over Again"; "We'll Be Together Again"; "How Cute Can You Be"; ^Promise"; "Could Ja"; "You've Changed"; "Fool Am I"; "Give Me a Kiss for Tomorrow"; "Where Is Our Love"; "Minuet"; "Black Lace"; "Thanks for Your Kisses"; "Baby Just for Me." Home: Sherman Oaks, Calif. Address: c/o ASCAP.
Fisher, Doris, composer, author, pro­ducer, radio singer; b. New York,
Fiorito, Ted, composer, conductor, radio and recording artist; b. Newark, N.T., Dec. 20, 1900. ASCAP 1921. Of musical family. Educ: Barringer High School, Newark. Professional pianist in New York publishing house. Organized first band in St. Louis; organized orchestra in Chicago hotel. Songs: "Toot Toot Tootsie ; "No No Nora"; "Charlie My Boy";

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