Edgar Tinel (Composer)
Born: 27th March 1854, Sint Niklaas, Belgium
Died: 28th October 1912, Brussels, Belgium
Edgar Pierre Joseph Tinel was a Belgian composer and pianist.
He was born in Sinaai, today part of Sint-Niklaas in East Flanders, Belgium, and died in Brussels. After studies at the Brussels Conservatory with Louis Brassin (piano) and François-Auguste Gevaert (composition), he began a career as a virtuoso, but soon abandoned this for composition. In 1877 his cantata Klokke Roeland won him the Belgian Prix de Rome, and in 1881 he succeeded Jacques-Nicolas Lemmens as director of the Mechelen Institute of Religious Music.
He devoted himself to a study of old church music, and his ideas gave rise to Pope Pius X's Motu proprio.