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 1880, Died 1948
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1917 - 1928
Roles Represented in DAHR: choral director, composer, arranger
= Recordings are available for online listening.
= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.
|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|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Montani, Nicola A.," accessed February 9, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109338.
Montani, Nicola A.. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 9, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109338.
"Montani, Nicola A.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 9 February 2023.
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