Gustave Ferrari (1872-1948) was born in Geneva, Switzerland. He studied organ at the Geneva Conservatory and the Paris Conservatoire. He held a number of organist positions in Geneva before moving to London, England. In London he was a successful pianist and conductor. He was introduced to Mme Yvette Guilbert and became her accompanist. He accompanied her to New York and remained in the U.S. the remainder of his life. He was a musical director for stage works and was conductor of the Manhattan Opera House. He specialized in presenting recitals with various vocalists. He contributed to the 1906 “Grove’s Dictionary of Music and Musicians” and had a small role in the 1936 film “Men of Yesterday.” His compositions include incidental music for stage works, songs, organ, violin and piano pieces, choruses, and arrangements of folk songs.
All are mixed chorus unless noted; some contain divisi.