Paul Berthier (Composer)
Born: 6th February 1953, Auxerre, France
Died: 6th February 1953, Auxerre, France
Paul Berthier was the co-founder of Manécanterie des Petits Chanteurs à la Croix de Bois in 1906. He wrote a doctoral thesis on the legal protection of composers which has long been authoritative and an essay on Jean-Philippe Rameau. He was the grandfather of the singer France Gall, father of the composer and organist Jacques Berthier (1923–1994) and great-grandfather of French producer, Raphael Hamburger.
He was the organist at Auxerre Cathedral until 1953. He composed the famous Christmas lullaby Dors ma colombe.