Monique Gabus

(born in 1924, Cambrai, France), composer. Student of Jean Gallon, Tony Aubin and Olivier Messiaen at the Paris Conservatoire, she received the prize of harmony and composition. Loving simplicity and introspection, she wrote symphonic and choral works, chamber music, melodies, and various volumes of piano pieces for young people.
Selected works: La Nuit obscure, cantata for soprano, chorus and orchestra on a text by Saint-Jean de la Croix, first performed  in January 1961 by Albert Wolff, a concert marking fifty years of conducting.