Center for Latter-day Saint Arts

On This Day...

A DAILY FACTOID OF OUR ART HISTORY

September 8

Obituaries began to appear on this day (2005) after Rowan Taylor's death the day before. Taylor was one of the most prolific composers in history. A professor at Pierce College in Woodland Hills California, his musical works include a staggering 265 symphonies, 46 concertos, 2,502 songs, 250 chamber works, as well as operas, hymns, ballets, choral pieces, and solo works. "Most Prolific Composer, Rowan Taylor, Dead" Kent Larsen, motleyvision.org, September 8, 2005.

Glen Nelson