Augustin Savard France Marie Gabriel Augustin Savard (21 August 1814 – 7 June 1881) was a French composer and teacher.
Savard was a teacher at the Paris Conservatory in tonic solfa, harmony and figured bass. Among his pupils were Jules Massenet, Cécile Chaminade, Eduard Reuss, and Edward MacDowell. See: List of music students by teacher: N to S#Marie Gabriel Augustin Savard. Massenet describes him fondly in his memoires. His works include the following:
Kyrie (1860) (Niedermeyer)
Messe solennelle (1865)
He also published books on music theory and a compilation of plainsong chants.These include:
Cours complet d'Harmonie théorique et pratique (1853) and
Principes de la musique et méthode de transposition (1865), Librairie Hachette et cie., Paris
The latter work was approved by L'Académie des beaux-arts of the Institut de France under such notables as Daniel Auber, Ambroise Thomas, Hector Berlioz and Fromental Halévy.