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Grouya, Theodor J.
Grossman, Bernie, author; b. Balti­more, Md., Aug. 21, 1885; d. Holly­wood, Calif., Oct. 2, 1951. ASCAP 1922. Educ: Baltimore, New York, and Chicago public schools. Began songwriting in high school shows in New York, and for several seasons appeared with songwriters* revue in vaudeville. Active in motion-picture studios as songwriter and author of special material. Lyrics for musical comedies: Linger Longer Letty; Merry Mary Brown; Hang Up Your Heart. Songs: "Little Grey Mother"; "We're Going Over", "Buddy", "Say a Prayer for the Bovs Over There", "You didn't Want Me When You Had Me"; "After I Called You Sweet­heart", "My Darling", "How I Love You Mother Mine"; "Too Beautiful for Words", "Hear Comes My Sugar"; "Weary", "Tell Me Tonight"; "Be­neath the Lights of Home", "Spirit of the Moment", "Thank You America"; "Wonder If You're Lonely", "Gee But I'm Lonely Tonight." Also: 7 Hear America Call and songs for motion pictures. Address: Estate, c/o ASCAP.
Grosvenor, Ralph L., composer, or­ganist, singer, teacher, conductor, b. Grosvenor's Corners, N.Y., Dec. 5, 1893. ASCAP 1934. Of musical par­ents. Educ. local public schools, high school, Cobleskill, N.Y.; Biooklyn Polytechnic Country Day School. Elementary organ study with Prof, de Mouchel; advanced organ, elemen­tary composition with R. Huntington Woodman. Remained overseas after service, World War I, six months or­gan, composition, Dijon, France, with Moissenet, Poillot, and Gunzman. While teaching in U.S., advanced studies in voice, composition, piano, conducting with Francis Rogers, Pas-quale Amato, A. Y. Cornell, Isadore Luckstone, Ernest Bloch, Charles Lee Tracy, Jan Sickesz, John Warren Ero, May Laird-Brown, Albert Stoessel and Rudolf Schramm (N.Y.U.). In To­ronto, Arthur Blight and Leo Smith,
Cons, of Toronto. Four seasons ad­vanced voice, John Francis Byrne, Pans. President Prep School class 1913. Conductor Glee Club at Poly­technic. Won first Long Island Har­vard Scholarship. Conductor New York Singers Club, Assoc. Glee Clubs of America, Junior League Glee Club, The Carroll Club Glee Club; Director, organist, St. Bartholomew's Parish Hse., New York City, Memorial Meth­odist Church, White Plains, N.Y. Di­rector of Music public schools, Pur­chase, Rye Lake, Scarsdale, N.Y. Organist-Dir. Community Church At The Ciicle, Mt. Vernon, N.Y. Ac­companist for noted artist. Tenor roles in opera; pioneer in radio and television. Songs: "We'll Lick the Kaiser If It Takes Us 20 Years"; "I Carry You in My Pocket"; "Swinging Vine"; "Wishing"; "One Golden Day"; "Mine to Be"; "My Ship Has Come In"; "Top o' the Morn"; "Waiting On You"; "My Desire"; "The Vow." For organ: "Hymn of Joy." Sacred Chorus: "Easter Call to Worship"; "Far Away in Bethlehem." Male Chorus: "Sea Gulls and Sails"; "What Good Does a Long Face Do?"; "When Nature Is Awake"; "Song of the Western Plains." Home: The Wellington, 949 Palmer Road, Bronxville, N. Y.
Grouya, Theodor J. (Ted Grouya), composer; b. Bucharest, Roumania, July 21, 1910. ASCAP 1943. Educ.: Cons, of Bucharest, in theory, har­mony, composing, chamber music, and musical history. Became piano instructor Bucharest Cons., then ad­vanced studies Paris, piano, Alfred Cortot, harmony with Dandelot and Nadia Boulanger. Works: Le Poisson dans TEau, teaching pieces; "I'a de Soleil sur les Toits"; "Mais Si Tu Pars"; "Pourquoi Rever"; "Flamingo"; "I'm Misunderstood"; "Ree Tee Zottle Lodo"; "I Hear It From Every­one Else But You"; "I Heard You Cried Last Night"; "In My Arms"; "Since You Went Away ; "Two

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