Limnander, Armand Marie


Belgium composer of dramatic and church-music. He was born at Ghent. His early musical instruction was obtained at Saint-Acheul under Cornette, and at the Jesuits' College at Freiburg, Switzerland, under Pere Louis Lambillotte. He founded an amateur vocal society in Malines, which was known as the Reunion Lyrique. About 1841 he studied composition under Fetis at Brussels. Six years later he went to live in Paris, and here he produced a number of operas. He died at his castle at Moignanville, Seine - et - Oise. His comic operas are splendid, among them are Les Montenegrins, Le Chateau de Barbe-Bleue, and Yvonne, lie composed a grand opera, Le maitre Chanteur; a lyric poem, Scenes Druidiques; a Te Deum, requiem, some string music and many songs.