Wambach, Emile Xavier



One of the most promising among the younger Flemish musicians; born at Arlon, Luxemburg. He received his first violin lessons from Hoeben at Antwerp, studied with Colyns at Brussels Conservatory, and at Antwerp Conservatory with Callaerts, Benoit, Hennen and Mertens. He is well known as a violinist, and plays also on piano and organ and has some excellent compositions to his credit, among them being the drama Nathans Parabel; two oratorios, Yolande, and Moses op den Nyl; the symphonic poem, Ann de Boorden van de Schelde. The cantata, Vlaander land, for male chorus; the Feest-Cantata for the Rubens Festival at Antwerp in 1877; Spring, for female chorus and orchestra; Berlesca, fantaisie humoristique for orchestra; Feest-Marsch for orchestra; Memorare for chorus and orchestra; Hymni sacris sollemnes, for chorus and orchestra; a mass; a Te Deum, other churchmusic, songs and choruses.