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Name  Morton Gould

Role  Composer
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Died  February 21, 1996, Orlando, Florida, United States
Awards  Kennedy Center Honors, Pulitzer Prize for Music
Education  Juilliard School, New York University
Nominations  Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Composition - Series (Original Dramatic Score)
Compositions  Stringmusic, Stringmusic, Rhapsodie du Cowboy, Rhapsodie du Cowboy, Foster Gallery: VII Village Festival - Quadrilles and Waltzes, Foster Gallery: VII Village Festival - Quadrilles and Waltzes, Spirituals for Strings: All God's Children Got Wings, Spirituals for Strings: All God's Children Got Wings, American Ballads: VI Hymnal, American Ballads: VI Hymnal, Fall River Legend: Church Social, Fall River Legend: Church Social, Foster Gallery: IX Camptown Variation, Foster Gallery: IX Camptown Variation, American Ballads: Star Spangled Banner Overture, American Ballads: Star Spangled Banner Overture, American Symphonette No 2 - for Orchestra: I Moderately Fast With Vigor and Bounce, American Symphonette No 2 - for Orchestra: I Moderately Fast With Vigor and Bounce, American Symphonette No 2 - for Orchestra: III Fast and Racy, American Symphonette No 2 - for Orchestra: III Fast and Racy, Foster Gallery: V Camptown Variation, Foster Gallery: V Camptown Variation, Symphony for Band - West Point: Epitaphs, Symphony for Band - West Point: Epitaphs, Main Title "The Ship", Main Title "The Ship", Spirituals for Strings: Calvary - He Never Said a Mumblin' Word, Spirituals for Strings: Calvary - He Never Said a Mumblin' Word, Tropical Serenade, Tropical Serenade, Foster Gallery: XII Camptown Variation, Foster Gallery: XII Camptown Variation, Spirituals for Strings: Gospel Train - Old Time Religion, Spirituals for Strings: Gospel Train - Old Time Religion, Fall River Legend: Elegy, Fall River Legend: Elegy, American Salute, American Salute, Spiritual for orchestra no 1 “Gospel Train”, Spiritual for orchestra no 1 “Gospel Train”, Fall River Legend: Prologue and Waltzes, Fall River Legend: Prologue and Waltzes, Boogie-Woogie Etude, Boogie-Woogie Etude, Foster Gallery: II Come Where My Love Lies Dreaming, Foster Gallery: II Come Where My Love Lies Dreaming, Foster Gallery: III Canebreak Jig, Foster Gallery: III Canebreak Jig, Spirituals for Strings: Ezekiel Saw de Wheel, Spirituals for Strings: Ezekiel Saw de Wheel, Billion Dollar Baby: Charleston, Billion Dollar Baby: Charleston, Santa Fe Saga, Santa Fe Saga, Derivations for Solo Clarinet and Dance Band: I Warm-up, Derivations for Solo Clarinet and Dance Band: I Warm-up, Latin-American Symphonette: III Guaracha, Latin-American Symphonette: III Guaracha, American Symphonette No 2 - for Orchestra: II Pavanne, American Symphonette No 2 - for Orchestra: II Pavanne, Derivations for Solo Clarinet and Dance Band: IV Ride-out, Derivations for Solo Clarinet and Dance Band: IV Ride-out, Foster Gallery: XI Variation on Comrades - Fill No Glass for Me and Kitty Bell, Foster Gallery: XI Variation on Comrades - Fill No Glass for Me and Kitty Bell, American Ballads: II Amber Waves, American Ballads: II Amber Waves, Fall River Legend: Hymnal Variations, Fall River Legend: Hymnal Variations, Symphony for Band - West Point: Marches, Symphony for Band - West Point: Marches, Foster Gallery: VIII Jeannie With the Light Brown Hair, Foster Gallery: VIII Jeannie With the Light Brown Hair, Foster Gallery: XIII Oh - Susanna, Foster Gallery: XIII Oh - Susanna, Fall River Legend: Epilogue, Fall River Legend: Epilogue, Latin-American Symphonette: II Tango, Latin-American Symphonette: II Tango, Foster Gallery: VI Old Black Joe and My Old Kentucky Home, Foster Gallery: VI Old Black Joe and My Old Kentucky Home, Spirituals for Strings: Little David Play on Your Harp, Spirituals for Strings: Little David Play on Your Harp, American Ballads: Saratoga Quick-Step, American Ballads: Saratoga Quick-Step, Fall River Legend: Cotillion, Fall River Legend: Cotillion, American Youth March, American Youth March, American Ballads: Memorials, American Ballads: Memorials, Foster Gallery: X Hymns: Where Is Thy Spirit Mary and The Angels Are Singing Into Me, Foster Gallery: X Hymns: Where Is Thy Spirit Mary and The Angels Are Singing Into Me, Derivations for Solo Clarinet and Dance Band: III Rag, Derivations for Solo Clarinet and Dance Band: III Rag, Foster Gallery: IV Swanee River, Foster Gallery: IV Swanee River, Spirituals for Strings: Were You There? - Steal Away, Spirituals for Strings: Were You There? - Steal Away, Foster Gallery: I Camptown Races, Foster Gallery: I Camptown Races, American Ballads: III Jubilo, American Ballads: III Jubilo
Similar People  Aaron Copland, Arthur Fiedler, Leonard Bernstein, John Philip Sousa, Andre Kostelanetz

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Morton Gould (December 10, 1913 – February 21, 1996) was an American composer, conductor, arranger, and pianist.

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Morton Gould - American Concertette for piano and orchestra (audio + sheet music)


Biography

Morton Gould was born in Richmond Hill, New York. He was recognized early as a child prodigy with abilities in improvisation and composition. His first composition was published at age six. Gould studied at the Institute of Musical Art in New York, his most important teachers were Abby Whiteside and Vincent Jones.

During the Depression, Gould, while a teenager, worked in New York City playing piano in movie theaters, as well as with vaudeville acts. When Radio City Music Hall opened, Gould was hired as the staff pianist. By 1935, he was conducting and arranging orchestral programs for New York's WOR radio station, where he reached a national audience via the Mutual Broadcasting System, combining popular programming with classical music.

In 1936, Gould married Shirley Uzin, but the marriage ended in divorce in 1943. In the following year, Gould married Shirley Bank. This marriage too ended in divorce.

In the 1940s, Gould appeared on the Cresta Blanca Carnival program as well as The Chrysler Hour on CBS where he reached an audience of millions. In 1942, he composed music for the short film Ring of Steel, directed by Garson Kanin and produced by the Film Unit of the U.S. Office for Emergency Management.

Gould had four children. On 16 February 1945, Gould's son Eric was born. Gould's son David was born on 2 March 1947. Gould's first daughter, Abby, was born on 3 February 1950, and, on 21 December 1954, his daughter Deborah was born.

Gould composed Broadway scores such as Billion Dollar Baby and Arms and the Girl; film music such as Delightfully Dangerous, Cinerama Holiday, and Windjammer; music for television series such as World War One and the miniseries Holocaust; and ballet scores including Interplay, Fall River Legend, and I'm Old Fashioned.

Gould's music, commissioned by symphony orchestras all over the United States, was also commissioned by the Library of Congress, The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the American Ballet Theatre, and the New York City Ballet. His ability to seamlessly combine multiple musical genres into formal classical structure, while maintaining their distinctive elements, was unsurpassed, and Gould received three commissions for the United States Bicentennial.

As a conductor, Gould led all of the major American orchestras as well as those of Canada, Mexico, Europe, Japan, and Australia. With his orchestra, he recorded music of many classical standards, including Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue" on which he also played the piano. He won a Grammy Award in 1966 for his recording of Charles Ives' first symphony, with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. In 1983, Gould received the American Symphony Orchestra League's Gold Baton Award. In 1986 he was elected to the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters.

An active member of ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) for many decades, Gould served as president from 1986 until 1994. During his tenure, he lobbied for the intellectual rights of performing artists as the internet was becoming a force that would greatly impact ASCAP's members.

Incorporating new styles into his repertoire as they emerged, Gould incorporated wildly disparate elements, including a rapping narrator titled "The Jogger and the Dinosaur," American tap dancing in his "Tap Dance Concerto" for dancer and orchestra, and a singing fire department titled "Hosedown" commissioned works for the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony. In 1993, his work "Ghost Waltzes" was commissioned for the ninth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. In 1994, Gould received the Kennedy Center Honor in recognition of lifetime contributions to American culture.

In 1995, Gould was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Music for Stringmusic, a composition commissioned by the National Symphony Orchestra in recognition of the final season of director Mstislav Rostropovich. In 2005, he was honored with the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. He also was a member of the board of the American Symphony Orchestra League and of the National Endowment for the Arts music panel. Gould's original manuscripts, personal papers and other pertinent pieces are archived in the Library of Congress and available to the public.

Gould died on February 21, 1996 in Orlando, Florida, where he was the first resident guest composer/conductor at the Disney Institute. He was 82 years old.

Work on Broadway

  • Interplay (1945), ballet to the choreography of Jerome Robbins - composer
  • Billion Dollar Baby (1945), musical - composer and orchestrator
  • Arms and the Girl (1950), musical - composer and orchestrator
  • Jerome Robbins' Broadway (1989), revue - featured songwriter for "Billion Dollar Baby"
  • Work in film and television

  • Casey, Crime Photographer (1951–1952), composer and music
  • Cinerama Holiday (1954), composer, additional music by Jack Shaindlin and Nathan Van Cleave
  • Windjammer (1957), composer, orchestra conducted by Jack Shaindlin
  • World War One (CBS - 1964), composer, CBS Symphony Orchestra conducted by Alfredo Antonini.
  • Studio albums

  • Jungle Drums (1956)
  • Brass and Percussion (1957)
  • Copeland: Billy the Kid; Grofe: Grand Canyon Suite (1957)
  • Doubling in Brass (1959)
  • Moonlight Sonata (1960)
  • Beyond the Blue Horizon (1961)
  • More Jungle Drums (1964)
  • Latin, Lush and Lovely (1964)
  • Morton Gould Showcase and his Orchestra (1947)
  • Morton Gould Twin Pack (1969)
  • A Musical Christmas Tree (1969)
  • Wagon Wheels
  • Carmen
  • Blues in the Night
  • Kern/Porter Favorites
  • Love Walked In
  • Moon, Wind and Stars
  • References

    Morton Gould Wikipedia


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