HE gave his life to Music,—gave—"Fritz Scheel" by Florence Earle Coates. Published in Book News Monthly (? 1907) and in Lyrics of Life (1909).
For love, not hire,—himself denying;
His body rests, o'erwearied, in the grave,
But Music lives and gives him life undying.
In the deep silence, may he hear
Such harmonies as he could wake,
And O, may some faint accents reach his ear
From the great City's heart that sorrows for his sake!
Fritz Scheel was "a German conductor, and the first musical director of the Philadelphia Orchestra." (Wikipedia) He was born 7 November 1852 and died 13 March 1907.