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David Del Tredici

(b. 1937)


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(b Cloverdale, Calif., 1937).

Amer. composer and pianist. Turned to comp. 1958, encouraged by Milhaud. Ass. prof. of mus., Harvard Univ. 1966–72; on mus. faculty Boston Univ. 1973–84. Teacher at City Coll. of City Univ., NY, from 1984. Pulitzer Prize in Mus., 1980. Works incl.:

Night Conjure‐Verse

, 2 Joyce poems, sop., mez. or counterten., wind, str. qt. (1965);

Syzgy

, 2 Joyce poems, sop., hn., chamber orch. (1966);

The Last Gospel

, amplified sop., rock group, ch., orch. (1967);

Pot‐Pourri

, amplified sop., rock group, ch., orch. (1968);

The Lobster QuadrilleIn Wonderland

, extract from, folk group, orch. (1969, rev. 1974);

Vintage Alice

, text from L. Carroll, amplified sop., folk group, chamber orch. (1972);

Adventures Underground

(Carroll), amplified sop., folk group, orch. (1973);

In WonderlandPart I, A Scene with LobstersPart II

(Carroll) , amplified sop., folk group, orch. (1969–74), , amplified sop., orch. (1975);

Final Alice

(Carroll), amplified sop., folk group, orch. (1976);

Annotated Alice

, amplified sop., folk group, orch. (1976);

Child AliceIn memory of a summer day, Happy Voices, All in the golden afternoonQuaint Events

, orch., in 4 parts: , and (1977–81, f.p. Aspen 1984);

March to Tonality

, orch. (1983–5);

Haddock's Eyes

, sop., chamber ens. (1985–6);

Steps

, orch. (1990);

Brass Sym

., brass quintet (1992);

Heavy Metal Alice

, brass quintet (1995);

Chana's Story

, sop., pf. (1996);

Song of Solomon

, song‐cycle., v., pf. (1996–2000);

My Favourite Penis Poems

, sop., bar., pf. (1998–2002); pf. trio (2002);

4 Heartfelt Anthems

, children's ch. (2003);

In Wartime

, wind band (2003);

Paul Revere's Ride

, sop., ch., orch. (2005).

Subjects: Music.


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