Another first time composer in Concert Hall although I'm surprised someone has not played his Meditation #1 from the Op 16 set as it was quite popular at one time.
This informaion was provided by John Henderson - thanks John.
b. 20th Oct 1824, Romanswiller, Alsace; d. 20th Dec 1908, Bihorel-lès-Rouen, Seine-Maritime.
Aloÿs Klein, studied in Nancy and in Rouen, and was organist of the cathedral in Rouen from 1855 until 1872 when he was succeeded by his nephew Franz Aloÿs Klein who was choir organist. It is not easy to separate the compositions of uncle and nephew, especially as the nephew died in 1889 long before his uncle.
Other pieces definitely by the uncle include: Fantaisie sur Joseph de Méhul Op. 5 1856 [RCH][COS], Fantaisie sur l’Obéron d’Edouard Wolff Op. 7 1856 [PRL], Fantaisie sur Freischütz Op. 10 1858 [RCH][COS], Promenade des Pèlerins Op. 13 1858 [CNX] and Romance sans Paroles No. 1 Pensée mystérieuse 1865 [CLT] - all for harmonium.