Haller, Michael


Esteemed composer of sacred music. Born at Meusaat (Upper Palatinate), he received his education at the Matten monastery and at the Ratisbon seminary, where he took holy orders in 1864. He had included music in his studies, eventually taking up sacred music with Schrems. He was appointed prefect of the Ratisbon Cathedral Choristers' Institute; succeeded Wasselack, in 1866, as chapelmaster at the Realinstitut, and also became teacher of counterpoint and vocal composition at the school of church music. Among his compositions of sacred music are fourteen masses; motets a 3-8, psalms, litanies, a Te Deum; melodramas, string quartets, etc. He has also been very active as an historical and pedagogic writer.