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Fitzpatrick, Michael J.
Negro Spirituals; Ye Olde New Eng­land Psalm-Tunes; Sixty Irish Songs. Works: "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot"; "Steal Away"; "Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child"; "Wearying for You"; "Lassie with Lips So Rosie"; "Under the Rose"; "Goin' Home"; "Eili Eili"; "Deep River"; "Be Com­forted Ye that Mourn"; "What a Tryin' Time"; "I'm Troubled in Mind"; "Now Sleep the Brave"; "Hymn of Peace and Good Will"; "Awake Thou that Sleepest"; "I Heard a Cry"; "Tell Me So." Address: Estate, c/o ASCAP.
Fitch, Theodore F., composer, pianist, conductor; b. Rochester, N.Y., Feb. 17, 1900. ASCAP 1948. Educ: Univ. of Rochester, A.B. 1922, M.A. 1927; harmony, T. Yorke Trotter, counter­point, Sir Richard Terry, composition, Selim Palmgren; conducting, Eugene Goossens, Father Finn. Member music faculty Univ. of N. Car. 1922-24; Eastman School, Univ. of Rochester 1925-36; Dir. of Univ. of Rochester glee clubs, band and orchestia 1924-36, Minister of Music, First Unitarian Church, Rochester 1927-34, Choir Dir., Baptist Temple, Rochester 1935-36; special lecturer, Colgate Rochester Divinity School 1929-31; Dir. Brook­lyn Music School Settlement 1936-38; Member Bds. of Dir. Oratorio Society of N.Y., Bohemians of N.Y., Musicians' Foundation, Vice-Pres., N.A.A.C.C. Member Univ. Club of Montreal, Theta Chi, Phi Mu Alpha. Works: Terra Nova, tone poem; Blue Oxen, symphony in one movement; several concert overtures; Set of Four New England Fancies for symphony orch.; Triptych for Strings; Piano Concerto; String Quartet; Anne Rut-ledge for women's chorus and cham­ber orch.; High Tide of the Year, cantata for mixed chorus and chamber orch.; Canticle of a Questing Soul for eight-part chorus and orch.; and many choruses and anthems, General Booth Enters Heaven; Seventeen Seventy-
Six; Ship of Democracy; Across the Years; Summer Landscape; Wind's Fandango; Thrush in the Rain; Robin O Robin; Cosmic Query; Prelude to Battle; Not Peace But a Sword; Christ Suffered; Thine is the Glory; O Lord, Make No Tarrying; A Child Called Peace. Home: Greenwich, Conn. Ad­dress: c/o ASCAP.
Fitzgerald, Ella, composer, singer, orchestra leader, recording artist; b. Newport News, Va„ April 25, 1918. ASCAP 1940. As child became pro­tegee of Chick Webb, orchestra leader, who introduced her as singer with his orchestra at Yale prom. On death of Webb, succeeded him as leader of band. With the introduc­tion of her own version of "A Tisket, A Tasket," began career as song­writer. Songs: "You Showed Me the Way"; "Spinnin the Web"; "I Found My Yellow Basket"; "Chew, Chew, Chew"; "Please Tell the Truth"; "Oh! But I Do." Home: New York, N.Y. Address: c/o ASCAP.
Fitzpatrick, Michael J., composer, au­thor, actor; b. New York, N.Y., July 23, 1863; d. Brooklyn, N.Y., Dec. 2, 1950. ASCAP 1941. Educ: New York public schools; violin with Prof. Worrall. Always interested in theater, frequently a super for Harrigan and Hart productions in the eighties. Grandfather was manager of historic Bowery Theater. Organized own band. Wrote special material and songs for minstrel shows. For many years active with elder brother Wil­liam in professional entertainment in personal appearances and radio, with song and dance in the style of the gay 90's. Songs: "Daddy's Mill"; "The Chimes of Trinity"; "He Is Sleeping in the Klondike Vale Tonight"; "Ham and Eggs"; "Who Tied the Can to the Old Dog's Tail"; "You Give Me Your Love and I'll Give You Mine"; "Lovely Little Lonesome Maid"; "Michael James O'Riley"; "Mother's

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