Wouters, François Adolphe



Belgian composer; born in Brussels, studying at the Conservatory there. In 1868 he was appointed organist of the Notre Dame de Finisterre and chapelmaster of Saint Nicholas. Three years later he was made professor of a ladies' piano class at the Conservatory. He has composed many technical studies and published classical works with fingering and ornaments. His sacred works have made him well known, the best being three grand masses, a grand Te Deum, an Ave Maria for four voices, three short masses, a Jesu refugium nostrum for barytone solo, and O gloriosa Virginum for tenor solo. He has also composed male choruses, a symphonic overture, and transcriptions for piano.