Randall Thompson April 21, — July 9, was an American composer, particularly noted for his choral works. Randall attended The Lawrenceville Schoolwhere his father was an English teacher. He then attended Harvard Universitybecame assistant professor of music and choir director at Wellesley Collegeand received a doctorate in music from the University of Rochester 's Eastman School of Music. He is particularly noted for his choral works. Thompson composed three symphonies and numerous vocal works including AmericanaThe Testament of FreedomFrostianaand The Peaceable Kingdominspired by Edward Hicks 's painting.
His most popular and recognizable choral Odejście - Finał - SBB - Anthology 1974-2004 is his anthem, Alleluiacommissioned by Serge Koussevitzky for the opening of the Berkshire Music Center at Tanglewood. Americanaa song cycleis written in a 20th-century musical art style known as "News Items"—compositions Here - Johan - 1996 - 2006 parody newspaper layout and content, or whose lyrics are lifted from media of the day.
Mencken 's American Mercury magazine, which would reprint quotes and stories from U. Leonard Bernstein was one of Thompson's students both at Harvard and at Curtis, according to his own testimony in a speech he gave at Curtis Institute's 75th Anniversary Banquet.
In honor of Thompson's vast influence on male choral music, Last Words Of David - Region 15 Music Department - Our American Music May 2, he became the first recipient of the prestigious University of Pennsylvania Glee Club Award of Merit. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from The Last Words of David. For the Canadian boxer, see Randall Thompson boxer.
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