Artist database

This is the Artist Database of BMC, which includes information about composers, musicians, orchestras, choirs and groups that are either Hungarian or Hungarian by origin or live in Hungary, as well as information about releases recorded with them.

Halmos László


Place of Birth
Date of Birth

10 November 1909 (Oradea, Romania) - 26. January 1997 (Győr, Hungary)

László Halmos, Hungarian composer, choirmaster, founder of the choir of the Győr Cathedral, was born on the 10th of November 1909 in Oradea, in a musical family. His father was a cantor teacher at the St. László parish church in Oradea, and his uncle was János Halmos, an opera singer. He studied organ and church music at the Academy of Music in Budapest with distinction. He was a founder of the Palestrina Choir (1931) and the Liszt Ferenc Mixed Choir, a member of the Hungarian Cecilia Association, and organist and second conductor of the Regnum Marianum.

He moved to Győr in 1931, when he was elected the new choirmaster of the Győr Cathedral. Many of his works were set to liturgical or liturgical-related texts in Latin. He is the author of more than 700 sacred and 1300 secular works, as well as being a significant music educator. On the 15th of March 1994, the Municipality of Győr awarded him the title of Honoured Citizen of the City of Győr for his entire life's work and for his contribution to the promotion of the vocal and musical culture of the city of Győr.

He died on the 26th of January 1997 in Győr.
Title Type Year
14 Psalm Motets Mixed choir 0
15 Easy Pieces for Piano Instrumental solo 1950
18 Offertorio and Communio Mixed choir 1943
18 Preludes Instrumental solo 1936
2 Christmas Carols Choral music 1939
3 Lullabies (Serenade) Mixed choir 1948
3 Folk Songs of Today Mixed choir 1948
3 Serenades Choir a cappella 1948
30 Motets Choir a cappella 0
4 Offertorio Mixed choir 1932
45 Motets Choir a cappella 0
5 Easter Choruses Mixed choir 1943
5 Christmas Carols Choir a cappella 1944
5 Canons on 5 Black-keys Instrumental solo 1943
5 Folk Songs Male choir 1935
5 Offertorio Mixed choir 1948
6 Little Piano Pieces Instrumental solo 1946
7 Hungarian Peasant Songs Male choir 1935
71 Hungarian Folk Songs Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 1947
9 Psalms Choir a cappella 1942
March of the Times of Peace Choir a cappella 1950
Labour Mixed choir 1948
The Love of the Double Bass Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 1950
Lads from Rátót Mixed choir 1938
On the Sea Mixed choir 1937
Create Vocal music 1950
Ave Maria Female choir 0
March of the 5-Year Plan Vocal music 1950
Az hol én elmegyek Male choir 1937
God´s Trumpet Male choir 1939
The devil´s grandmother Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 1950
For farewell ceremony Male choir 1939
Bihar Suite Instrumental solo 1944
Farewell Female choir 1939
Peace Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 1950
Peace Canon Choir a cappella 1948
A Peaceful Salutatory Male choir 1944
Peace for the People Choir with accompaniment 1950
Cantate Domino Mixed choir 0
Song on Labor Day Choir with accompaniment 1950
A Song about Freedom, No. 1 Vocal music 1948
Song About Freedom, No. 2 Choir a cappella 1948
A Song about Freedom, No. 3 Mixed choir 1948
Song to the Mother Choir a cappella 1950
Dialogue Chamber Music 1935
Blow Down the Block Choir with accompaniment 1950
It is simple Choir a cappella 1947
Elmultam 20 éves Male choir 1940
Fore Choir with accompaniment 1950
Mass in E-flat Minor Mixed choir 1946
The Ballad of László Fehér Mixed choir 1952
Young Lives Choir a cappella 1948
Prayer Mixed choir 1937
Fuga Instrumental solo 1931
Light-Canon Vocal music 1950
Leaving light... Choir a cappella 1941
Rich man´s forest Choir a cappella 1949
Spring Wins Mixed choir 1948
We Have to Win Choir with accompaniment 1948
Harmonia Sacra Mixed choir 1934
Hey Mrs. Varga... Mixed choir 1936
Hey Love Mixed choir 1939
Hymn to the Sun Choir a cappella 0
Hodie Christus natus es / Tui sunt coeli Mixed choir 0
Home Guard Recruiter Vocal music 1950
Three Faces Chamber Music 1979
Three Salutations Choir a cappella 1944
In Front of Our House Mixed choir 1940
Easter Carol Choir a cappella 1941
Youth March Choir a cappella 1948
March on the 5-Year Plan Orchestral work 1950
King Stephen Mixed choir 1938
Password Choir a cappella 1933
Jubilate Choir a cappella 0
Jubilate Choir a cappella 1941
Jubilate Mixed choir 1946
For Anniversary Male choir 1949
Cantata for April the 4th Vocal music 1948
Christmas Mass Choir and orchestra 1945
Soldier´s Song Choir with accompaniment 1950
Soldier life, hey Mixed choir 1942
Songs of Soldiers Mixed choir 1942
For Young and Old Instrumental solo 1941
Little Christmas Carol Vocal music 1941
Little Folk Song Suite Male choir 1940
Kolozsváros Mixed choir 1946
Kyrie in d Mixed choir 0
Two Psalms Solo voice(s) a cappella 1934
Salutation Male choir 1935
Slowly, wondering Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 1946
Flare Up Choir with accompaniment 1950
Be Brave, Comrade Vocal music 1950
Magnificat Choir a cappella 1934
Magnificat Mixed choir 0
Hungarian Cantuale Choir a cappella 1935
Hungarian-Russian Folk Song Bouquet Mixed choir 1947
Hunger of Hungarians Mixed choir 1941
The Morning Star is on its Way Mixed choir 1939
Melodia Chamber Music 1949
Missa Barbara Mixed choir 1936
Missa Jaurinensis / Győr Mass Choir a cappella 1946
Missa Polyphonica Choir and solo instrument(s) 1943
Missa Verna, Tempore paschali (Eastern Mass) Choir a cappella 1938
Missa de nativitate Domini Choir and solo instrument(s) 1946
Missa e sole Choir and solo instrument(s) 1933
Missa in e-moll Mixed choir 1943
Missa in honorem S. Benedicti Choir and solo instrument(s) 1980
Missa in honorem S. Elisabeth Choir and solo instrument(s) 1981
Missa in honorem S. Ladislai Choir and solo instrument(s) 1933
Missa in honorem S. Norberti Choir and solo instrument(s) 1936
Missa melodica Mixed choir 1945
Missa pro Defunctis Choir a cappella 0
The Country is Ours Choral music 1948
I Serve My Country with Labour Male choir 1947
Youth of May Vocal music 1948
May Song Vocal music 1950
There is no better song Choir a cappella 1937
November Chamber Music 1935
Folk Song Suite Mixed choir 1940
Omnis terra Deo jubilate Choir and solo instrument(s) 0
Lark Mass Children's choir 1934
Peasant Ballad Mixed choir 1942
Peasant Songs Male choir 1940
Autumn passed through Paris Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 1938
Minstrel Song Male choir 1940
Requiem Choir a cappella 1938
Requiem Mixed choir 1937
Swift Water Mixed choir 1940
Free Life Choir with accompaniment 1950
Sonata Chamber Music 1931
Canticle of the Sun by St. Francis Choir a cappella 1940
To St. Margaret Mixed choir 1942
The World is Beautiful Choir with accompaniment 1950
Life is Beautiful Choir with accompaniment 1950
Spring Song Vocal music 1948
Te Deum Choir a cappella 1944
Te Deum Mixed choir 1933
Te Deum laudamus Choir and solo instrument(s) 0
With A Pure Heart Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 1946
Humorous Serenade Mixed choir 1943
Break into the lead Vocal music 1950
Merry Folk Song Suite Mixed choir 1935
Flower Songs Male choir 1941
The Mine is Waiting Choir with accompaniment 1948
I´m Waiting for You Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 1950
Protect Peace Vocal music 1950
Let Us Protect Peace Choir with accompaniment 1950
Zeng a toborzó Choir with accompaniment 1950
Zwölf Alleluja / Twelve Alleluias Choir a cappella 0
Mass in B-Minor Mixed choir 1944
Our Mother... Vocal music 1932
Long Live the Plan Mixed choir 1949
Song About King László Choir a cappella 1942
Song About Margaret of Hungary Choir a cappella 1942
Singing King Mixed choir 1942
The Country Is Under Construction Choir with accompaniment 1948
I am already old Mixed choir 1940
Five Latin Motets Choir and solo instrument(s) 0
Autumn, how beautiful you are Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 1935
Autumn Tilinkó-play Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s) 1938