Momigny, Jerome Joseph de



Organist, teacher and musical theorist; born at Philippeville in Belgium. When twelve years old he was organist at St. Omer, and a little later at the Abbey of Sainte-Colombe, and in 1785 at Lyons. During the Revolution he retired to Switzerland, and in 1800 he went to Paris, where he founded a music business and taught, later removing to Tours. He wrote Complet d'Harmonie et de Composition d'apres une Theorie Neuve, which purported to be a new discovery in regard to theory of music, but which does not seem to have been important. He was also musical editor of the Encyclopedic Methodique, a work interrupted by the Revolution. He has composed string quartets; violin sonatas; trios; sonatas for piano and violin; premiere anee de lemons de piano; and sonatas and other pieces for piano.