The late Patric Standford may have written these short pieces deliberately to provoke our feedback. If so, his success is reflected in the rich range of readers' comments appearing at the foot of most of the pages.
The Italian-American composer and organist Pietro Alessandro Yon was born 8 August 1886 at Settimo Vittone, Italy. Following studies in Milan, Turin and Rome, he was appointed organist of St Peter's in Rome, St Francis-Xavier's in New York and then St Patrick's in New York. He composed mostly church music and numerous organ works. He died on 22 November 1943 in Huntingdon, Long Island, New York, USA.