American composer Donald H White dies...95



Donald H. White (February 28, 1921 – October 4, 2016) was a 20th-century American composer. Donald White was born in Narberth, Pennsylvania in 1921. He studied Music Education at Temple University in Philadelphia and composition with Persichetti at the Philadelphia Conservatory of Music (1946) and with Bernard Rogers and Howard Hanson at the Eastman School of Music (1952). In 1947 he joined the faculty of DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana where he was chairman of composition and theory studies (1948–81). He was the director of the school of music at Depauw from 1974-1978. He became the chairman of the music department at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Washington in 1980. White died at the age of 95 on October 4, 2016.

  WIKIPEDIA | Depauw.edu    VIDEO: "Ambrosian Hymn Variants" by Donald H White

Alan Dudley Bush (22 December 1900 – 31 October 1995)

Alan Bush was a British composer and pianist. He was a committed communist, and politics sometimes provided central themes in his music. Bush belongs to a generation-class of composers that unfortunately fell into neglect for their adherence to romantic musical values, in an age where experimentation was primeval in academic music. His political allegiances did few to help him, as he supported USSR socialist regime. During WW2 he composed this Fantasia on popular Soviet themes as a gift to the heroism of the Soviet Nation. The compositional career of the British composer Alan Bush extended from the early 1920s to the mid 1980s. He died aged 94 in 1995. His oeuvre includes large-scale orchestral and/or choral works, operas and other theatrical music, chamber music, piano works. songs and brass band arrangements. First performance details are given where known; many of Bush's works have been published.

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  WORKS OF ALAN BUSH 

VIDEO: Royal Scottish National Orchestra conducted by/ Real Orquesta Nacional Escocesa dirigida por Martin Yates. 

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