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Frank Asper

Frank Wilson Asper (February 9, 1892 – November 8, 1973) was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a composer and also Mormon Tabernacle organist beginning in 1925.

Asper came from a musically inclined family. He studied under Ebenezer Beesley as a youth and then studied at Stern Conservatory in Berlin and the New England Conservatory, Boston University, the University of Utah and Chicago Musical College. Besides being Mormon Tabernacle organist, Asper was the organist of the First United Methodist Church in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Asper was a fellow of the American Guild of Organists.

Birth and Death Data: Born February 9th, 1892 (Salt Lake City), Died November 8th, 1973 (Salt Lake City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1927

Roles Represented in DAHR: pipe organ


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor CVE-38507 12-in. 6/9/1927 New World symphony : Largo Frank Asper Organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor CVE-38511 12-in. 6/10/1927 Pilgrims' chorus Frank Asper Organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Asper, Frank," accessed October 20, 2020,

Asper, Frank. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 20, 2020, from

"Asper, Frank." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 20 October 2020.

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