by Bruce Prince-Joseph, reprint from McLaughlin & Reilly, 1964
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was born in Pennsylvania. Here is a bit of how he explained the origin of his name: “I got Prince-Joseph because my mother
refused to give up her maiden name when she married my father. Although her American name became Adele Elizabeth Prince, her real
last name was St. Gilles and they were associated with the Counts of Toulouse and the Crusades. My father came from one of the
oldest Christian families in Iraq (between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers).” (Read
Bruce Prince-Joseph: Toccata Giovane
(PDF) by Lucas
Fletcher.) Prince-Joseph studied briefly with Pietro Yon in New York City as one of his last students. He graduated from Yale
University where he studied composition with Paul Hindemith. He later was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to study European organs
damaged in World War II. Read my post on his death from
, which containis photos and more information on his life. Giovane
means “young,” and this toccata
certainly captures youthful enthusiasm. Moderate.