Music Quiz / HCHS/HCMS American Composers by Work

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WorkComposerDate of Birth/Death
piano player & jazz orchestra leader/Take the A Train/It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing/Mood Indigo1899-1974
worked with Hal David/Raindrops Keep Falling' on My Head/That's What Friends Are For1928-present
trombone player & swing band leader/died in plane crash over English Channel going to entertain troops/In the Mood/Chattanooga Choo Choo/Moonlight Serenade1904-1944
was African-American/Maple Leaf Rag/The Entertainer/Treemonisha (opera)1867-1917
known as 'The March King'/The Stars and Stripes Forever/Semper Fidelis (Marine Corps march)/The Liberty Bell (used as theme for Monty Python's Flying Circus)1854-1932
Portrait Trilogy (operas): Einstein on the Beach, Satyagraha, Aknaten1937-present
Kiss Me Kate/In the Still of the Night/Anything Goes1891-1964
South Pacific/Carousel/The King and I/The Sound of Music/worked with Hammerstein1902-1979
film scores for Batman/Edward Scissorhands/Peewee's Big Adventure/The Simpsons theme/Avengers: Age of Ultron1953-present
musical child prodigy/Cabildo (opera)/Gaelic Symphony/Mass in E-flat Major/Canticle of the Sun (St Francis)1867-1944
Adagio for Strings/Vanessa (opera won Pulitzer)/Concerto for Piano & Orchestra (won Pulitzer)/Knoxville: Summer of 1915 (uses prose by Agee)1910-1981
director of NY Philharmonic/music for West Side Story, Peter Pan, Candide, Wonderful Town, On the Town, On the Waterfront/wrote a theatrical Mass1918-1990
associated with choreographer Merce Cunningham/4' 33'/Sonatas and Interludes/Imaginary Landscape No. 4 (24 performers at 12 radios)1912-1992
WorkComposerDate of Birth/Death
God Bless America/White Christmas/There's No Business Like Show Business/This Is the Army1888-1989
Three Places in New England/Universe Symphony/Emerson Concerto/A Symphony: New England Holidays1874-1954
Amahl & the Night Visitors (Christmas opera made for TV)/Labyrinth/The Last Savage1911-2007
wrote Dust Bowl era folk music/known as 'Dust Bowl Troubadour'/had 'This machine kills fascists' sticker on his guitar/This Land Is Your Land1912-1967
film scores for Star Wars/Raiders of the Lost Ark/Schindler's List/Superman/Harry Potter/Jurassic Park/ET/Jaws1932-present
On the Transmigration of Souls (commemorates 9/11)/The Death of Klinghoffer/Nixon in China1947-present
jazz trumpeter & band leader/Birth of the Cool/Kind of Blue/Sketches of Spain1926-1991
Appalachian Spring/Billy the Kid/Rodeo/Fanfare for the Common Man/Third Symphony1900-1990
clarinet player & swing band leader known as the 'King of Swing'/led integrated band during segregation/Sing, Sing, Sing/Stompin' at the Savoy/Moonglow1909-1986
Different Trains/It's Gonna Rain/Come Out/Pendulum Music/Four Organs1936-present
developed twelve-tone technique/was a Jewish German; came to US when Nazis took power/Pierrot Lunaire/Verklarte Nacht/Sommermud/Piano Suite, Opus 251874-1951
parlor & minstrel music/My Old Kentucky Home/Oh! Susanna/Hard Times Come Again No More/Swanee River/Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair/Beautiful Dreamer1826-1864
Porgy and Bess/Rhapsody in Blue/An American in Paris1898-1937

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