Srul Irving Glick

Srul Irving Glick

Srul Irving Glick, CM (September 8, 1934 – April 17, 2002) was a Canadian composer, radio producer, conductor, and teacher.

Born in Toronto, Ontario, Srul Irving Glick is one of Canada’s most prominent and prolific composers having written in most major forms including chamber, oratorio, orchestral, vocal and choral. He received a Bachelor of Music from the University of Toronto 1955, and a Masters of Music (Toronto), honorary FRCCO (1993). He continued his studies in Paris, France with such masters as Darius Milhaud, Louis Saguer and Max Deutsch. He was a teacher of theory and composition himself at the Royal Conservatory of Music and York University.

Glick’s unique integration of contemporary music, Hebraic lyricism and classical composition techniques, form into a masterful character-filled musical style that has won him considerable acclaim. In 1993, Mr. Glick received a Governor General’s medal in honour of Canada’s 125th anniversary of Confederation “for his contribution to Canadian culture”, and in 1994 was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada for his “outstanding achievement, service to Canada and to humanity at large”.

He died in Toronto in 2002.


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