Pasmore, Henry Bickford



American organist, teacher and composer of note. Born in Jackson, Wisconsin. At twenty years of age he began his musical education at San Francisco, taking organ and harmony from John Paul Morgan and singing under S. J. Morgan. Going abroad in 1882 he finished his studies in harmony and composition under Jadassohn and Reinecke at the Leipsic Conservatory, and studied singing with Frau Unger-Haupt at Leipsic and Shakespeare and Cummings in London. He then settled in San Francisco, where he was organist of St. John's Episcopal Church. He teaches vocal music and composition at the University of the Pacific in San Jose, being one of the most prominent teachers in that part of the country. At Leipsic in 1883 and 1884 his Conclave march, and the overture, Miles Standish, both for orchestra, were played. He has composed other orchestral pieces; a suite for organ and strings; a tarantelle for piano; two masses; part-songs for men's voices; Northern Romance, Stars of the Summer Night, and many other songs; and the score of an opera.