A. Louis Scarmolin

Anthony Louis Scarmolin (July 30, 1890, Schio – July 13, 1969, Wyckoff, New Jersey) was an Italian-American composer, pianist, and conductor.

Scarmolin was born in Italy and moved to New York City as a boy, graduating from the New York German Conservatory of Music in 1907. He initially trained as a concert pianist, but lost motor control of his hand and abandoned this career path, concentrating instead on composition. He became a United States citizen in 1911 and fought in World War I as a member of the Army. After the end of the war, Scarmolin was a resident of Union City, New Jersey and became the administrator for the concert and band programs at Emerson High School in the Union City School District, a position he held from 1949 until 1959.

Scarmolin wrote over 1,000 pieces, including some 550 pieces for keyboard instruments. He also completed seven operas and composed prolifically in the areas of choral music, orchestral pieces, and chamber music.

Birth and Death Data: Born July 30th, 1890, Died July 13th, 1969

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1927

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-38096 10-in. 6/29/1927 Vecchia canzone Francesco Marina Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Scarmolin, A. Louis," accessed July 30, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105904.

Scarmolin, A. Louis. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 30, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105904.

"Scarmolin, A. Louis." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 30 July 2021.

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