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Herbert Fromm

Herbert FrommHERBERT FROMM (1905 – 1995) was one of the most prolific synagogue composers in America from the 1930s on, especially in Reform circles. Born in Kitzingen, Germany, he studied at the State Academy of Music in Munich.

Fromm immigrated to the United States in 1937 and became organist and music director first at Temple Beth Zion in Buffalo, N.Y., and then at Temple Israel in Boston, where he remained until his retirement in 1972. Fromm worked with Paul Hindemith at Tanglewood, and in 1945 he earned the first Ernest Bloch Award for The Song of Miriam. His many important sacred works include three Sabbath services and Atonement Music. He was awarded an honorary doctorate from Lesley College in 1966.

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