Noël Goemanne (December 10, 1926-January 12, 2010), Belgian-born American composer, organist and choral director,
is a graduate of the Lemmens Institute of Belgium, where he received the diploma
of"Laureate." He pursued post-graduate study of organ and improvisation with the
celebrated composer/performer Flor Peeters and at the Conservatoire Royal de
Professional recognition came when the Belgian National Radio Network in
NAMUR engaged him as a regular piano recitalist. Since that time he has appeared
as recitalist and guest conductor in North America, Europe and Asia.
Outstanding choirs and organists throughout the world have performed his
works. His many sacred and secular compositions appear in the catalogs of
numerous publishing houses. Goemanne was a member of ASCAP , AGO, ACDA,
and the National Association of Pastoral Musicians. He is mentioned in the
International Who's Who in Music (Cambridge, England), Organ Preludes
by Jean Slater Edson, the History of Catholic Church Music by Karl Gustave
Fellerer and Vlaandren, a publication on art and culture in the Netherlands.
In 1974 the Manila Institute of Sacred Music (Philippines) presented him with an
award for his contributions to church music. In 1977 Pope Paul VI awarded him the
Pro Ecclesia Medal and in 1980 he received the Degree of Doctor of Sacred Music,
Honoris Causa, from St. Joseph's College, Rensselaer, Indiana. Over the years
ASCAP has recognized his achievements with many awards.
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