John Vincent


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(b Birmingham, Alabama, 1902; d Santa Monica, Calif., 1977). Amer. composer and teacher. Head of mus. dept. W. Kentucky State Univ. 1937–45 and succeeded Schoenberg as prof. of comp. UCLA 1946–69. Employed ‘paratonality’ in his mus., i.e. diatonic element predominating in polytonal or atonal passages. Wrote comic opera Primeval Void (1969–71), prod. Vienna 1973; Sym. in D (1954); Nude Descending the Staircase, xyl., str. (1972); Stabat Mater, sop., male vv. (1969); Mary at Calvary, sop., ch., org. (1976); 2 str. qts. (1936, 1967); and songs.

From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Music.

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