Nicola A. Montani

Nicola A. Montani, KCSS, who was born in New York in 1880 and died in 1948, was a conductor, composer, arranger, and publisher of sacred music. Montani founded the St. Gregory Guild and the Society of St. Gregory. In 1920, he published the famous St. Gregory Hymnal and Catholic Choir Book, containing mainly his own editions and compositions, similar to Oreste Ravanello's work.

He was a Knight Commander of St. Sylvester.

Montani published "Essentials in Sight Singing" - a modern method of Selfeggio, Book I, Parts One and Two of the Complete Work Fundamentals. Published by the C.C. Birchard & Company in Boston. ©1931, printed October 1936. Foreword by J. Lewis Browne.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 1st, 1880, Died January 1st, 1948

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1917 - 1928

Roles Represented in DAHR: choral director, composer, arranger

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor C-23567 12-in. 1/6/1920 Gesu bambino Giovanni Martinelli Tenor vocal solo, with boys vocal chorus and orchestra choral director  
Victor BVE-37858 10-in. 3/21/1927 Ave Maria Palestrina Choir Chorus, with organ choral director  
Victor BVE-37859 10-in. 3/21/1927 Hymn in honor of St. John the Baptist Palestrina Choir Chorus, unaccompanied choral director  
Victor BVE-37860 10-in. 3/21/1927 Ave Maria Palestrina Choir Chorus, unaccompanied choral director  
Victor BVE-37861 10-in. 3/21/1927 O bone Jesu! Palestrina Choir Chorus, unaccompanied choral director  
Victor BVE-39519 10-in. 7/11/1927 Ave Maria (Salutatio angelic) Palestrina Choir Mixed vocal chorus, unaccompanied choral director  
Victor BVE-39520 10-in. 7/11/1927 Hymn to Apollo Palestrina Choir Mixed vocal chorus, with flute choral director  
Victor BVE-39521 10-in. 7/11/1927 Veni Creator Spiritus (Come Holy Ghost) Palestrina Choir Mixed vocal chorus, unaccompanied choral director  
Victor BVE-39522 10-in. 7/11/1927 Sicut cervus Palestrina Choir Mixed vocal chorus, unaccompanied choral director  
Victor BVE-39523 10-in. 7/11/1927 Magnificat (My soul doth magnify the Lord) Palestrina Choir Mixed vocal chorus, unaccompanied choral director  
Victor BVE-39525 10-in. 7/12/1927 Adoramus te Palestrina Choir Mixed vocal chorus, unaccompanied choral director, arranger  
Victor BVE-39526 10-in. 7/12/1927 Popule meus Palestrina Choir Mixed vocal chorus, unaccompanied choral director  
Victor BVE-45216 10-in. 5/28/1928 Dies irae Nicola A. Montani ; Palestrina Choir Mixed chorus, unaccompanied choral director  
Victor BVE-45217 10-in. 5/28/1928 Ave Maria Nicola A. Montani ; Palestrina Choir Mixed chorus, unaccompanied choral director  
Victor BVE-45218 10-in. 5/28/1928 Joseph mine Nicola A. Montani ; Palestrina Choir Mixed chorus, unaccompanied choral director  
Victor BVE-45219 10-in. 5/28/1928 Lo, how a rose e'er blooming Nicola A. Montani ; Palestrina Choir Mixed chorus, unaccompanied choral director  
Victor BVE-45220 10-in. 5/28/1928 Ave Maria Palestrina Choir Mixed chorus, with organ choral director  
Victor [Trial 1919-02-10-08] Not documented 2/10/1919 Sweet Tipperary Edward Dooner Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Columbia 58710 10-in. approximately September 1917 A patria ce chiamme Evangelista Berni Canani Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Montani, Nicola A.," accessed October 20, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109338.

Montani, Nicola A.. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 20, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109338.

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