Born: May 19, 1895; Philadelphia, PA
Died: November 16, 1964; Los Angeles, CA
Albert Hay Malotte, who started his career as an organist, is best-known for his musical setting of "The Lord's Prayer," performed and recorded by both classical and popular singers (and made famous throughout the U.S. after it was performed in several 9/11 fund-raising concerts). However, it was rejected by the publishers to whom Malotte offered it, until it was championed by baritone John Charles Thomas. In many ways, it represents his output:Read more fairly simple, focused on religious settings, melodic, and highly singable. However, in addition to "The Lord's Prayer," "The Beatitudes," and the "23rd Psalm," he was also a prolific film music composer, writing (both credited and uncredited) the scores for almost 40 films during the 1930s and '40s, including Ferdinand le Bull. Read less
There are 50 Albert Hay Malotte recordings available.