The Master-Player (SATB chorus and piano)

Publication Information

op.167, no.4 (1925)

Original Listing

Paul Laurence Dunbar, The Master-Player

Biographical Information

(1870-1922) Louis Coerne was a composer, conductor, and college professor of music. After Coerne graduated from the Boston Latin School in 1888, he studied composition, harmony, and counterpoint with John Knowles Paine at Harvard University. Additionally, Coerne studied violin privately with Franz Kneisel. Following these studies, Coerne studied organ and composition with Joseph Rheinberger at the Royal Academy of Music in Munich, Germany, and graduated with highest honors. Coerne held various positions as musical director of vocal societies and churches in Buffalo, New York, and Columbus, Ohio. He was the composer of Zenobia (op. 66), the first American opera performed in Germany (Zenobia, 1905).