Théodore Salomé

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Théodore Salomé

Théodore-César Salomé (born January 20, 1834 in Paris , † July 26, 1896 in Saint-Germain-en-Laye ) was a French organist and composer.

Salomé studied harmony with François Bazin , composition with Ambroise Thomas and organ with François Benoist at the Conservatoire de Paris . In 1861 he won the first Second Grand Prix de Rome . He then became the organist of the Cavaillé-Colls choir organ in La Trinité (Paris) , which the architect Théodore Ballu had built between 1861 and 1867 on Place d'Estienne-d'Orves . He held the position until 1895; his successor was the operetta composer Claude Terrasse .

The organist of the great Cavaillé-Coll organ at Sainte-Trinité was initially Alexis Chauvet , then from 1871 Alexandre Guilmant . During his concert tours Salomé replaced him on the great organ. Many of Salomé's compositions were performed by the Choir of Sainte-Trinité under the direction of the conductor Émile Bouichère . In addition to choral works, Salomé published several collections of organ pieces; he also composed pieces for piano.

Salomé also worked as a repetitor for Solfège at the Conservatoire de Paris, as a music teacher at the Collège Rollin and Kapellmeister at the Lycée Saint-Louis .

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