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Composer dates and biographies: Biographical information for Contemporary Composers

Date: Thu, 18 Aug 1994 17:29:51 -0600
From: James.Langdell(a)Eng.Sun.COM (James Langdell)
Subject: Re: Dates for contemporary composers


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>I have a difficult time in finding dates of contemporary composers. Does
>anyone know of a resource (aside from Grove or Baker's) where I could find
>dates of contemporary composers? I would appreciate your help.

The following recent reference book includes extensive information
about 500 composers who were alive at the time they started
compiling information for the project. I expect some of the composers
covered here are too new to have been in the most recent general
Groves set.

Title: Contemporary composers / editors, Brian Morton, Pamela Collins ;
with a preface by Brian Ferneyhough. Chicago : St. James
Press, c1992.
Description: xvi, 1019 p. ; 29 cm.

Notes: Includes lists of works and bibliographical references.

--James Langdell jamesc(a)eng.sun.com
Sun Microsystems Mountain View, Calif.
Date: Fri, 19 Aug 1994 10:01:54 -0600
From: jhill(a)bucknell.edu (Jackson Hill)
Subject: Dates for contemporary composers

It is usually necessary to check a number of sources for dates of composers
not in Grove or Baker (although the newest edition of Baker's has many
additions).
These sources are often helpful:

Schwann "Opus" CD catalogue (surprisingly useful and accurate)
E. Ruth Anderson, CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN COMPOSERS:
A BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY
THE NEW GROVE DICTIONARY OF MUSIC IN AMERICA
COMPOSERS IN AMERICAN UNIVERSITIES (Epstein)

Harder, of course, to track down European composers, but this may be a start.
Jackson Hill


Date: Sat, 20 Aug 1994 11:49:43 -0600
From: Walter Collins
Subject: Re: Dates for contemporary composers

I have looked up the formal title of the books on
contemporary composers by Storm Bull that I mentioned earlier
There are three volumes, all with the same title, published
by Scarecrow Press:

Index to Biographies of Contemporary Composers
1964-

Walter Collins
wcollins(a)colorado.edu
on May 18, 2004 10:00pm
Hello,

Really know idea if i put this question on the right side but i try.
Do you know the year of birth and the year of death from the composer glydwyn ap aeron jones he was from argentinia.And do you maybe also know in wich year he composed Arrorro mi nino a slumberosng for equal voices.

hope to read your answer by email.
regards
marianne
wanita@tiscali.nl