Pietro Alessandro Yon

Birth Year: 1886
Death Year: 1943
Notes: Italian-born organist and composer who made his career in the United States. On January 1, 1922 Yon was appointed 'Titular Organist' of the Vatican, a singular and unprecedented honor. The appointment put pressure on New York church authorities to promote Yon to a more-prestigious position. Yon was also a composer, most famous for his Humoresque "L'organo primitivo"- Toccatina for Flute, for organ, and his Christmas piece Gesù bambino.


Title Alternate Title(s)
Gesu Bambino