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Encyclopedia > Irving Fine

Irving Fine (December 3, 1914August 23, 1962) was a US composer. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts where he studied piano, and went to Harvard University where he was a pupil of Walter Piston and sang with the Harvard Glee Club. From 1950 he taught at Brandeis University, where he founded the Creative Arts Department. He died in Natick, Massachusetts in August 1962. December 3 is the 337th (in leap years the 338th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1914 (MCMXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... This is the song that never ends yes it gos on and on my friends some people started singing it not knowing what it was they just started singing it forever just becauseThis is the song that never ends yes it gos on and on my friends some... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar). ... Motto: (1789 to 1956) (Latin for Out of many, one) In God We Trust (1956 to present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at federal level; English de facto Government Federal Republic  - President George W. Bush (R)  - Vice... A composer is a person who writes music. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City on a Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Solar System), Athens of America Location Location in Massachusetts Government Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas Menino (Dem) Geographical characteristics Area    - City 232. ... Harvard University campus (old map) Harvard University (incorporated as The President and Fellows of Harvard College) is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts. ... Walter Hamor Piston Jr. ... The Harvard Glee Club is a 60-voice, all-male choral ensemble at Harvard University. ... Brandeis University is a private university in Waltham, Massachusetts. ... Natick Common, Halloween 2004 Natick is a town located in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. ...

His compositions include a Symphony 1962, a violin sonata, a fantasia for string trio, a string quartet, "Partita for Wind Quintet", and Serious Song, for string orchestra." His choral works, which are frequently performed, include: two sets of choruses from "Alice in Wonderland"; "Childhood Fables for Grown-ups", settings of various poems about his composer friends, including Leonard Bernstein and Harold Shapero; "The Choral New Yorker"; and others. A symphony is an extended composition usually for orchestra and usually comprising several movements. ... A violin sonata is a musical composition for solo violin, often (but not always) accompanied by a piano or other keyboard instrument, or by figured bass in the Baroque. ... The fantasia (also English fantasy, German fantasie, French fantaisie) is a musical composition with its roots in the art of improvisation. ... The resident string quartet of the Library of Congress in 1963 A string quartet is a musical ensemble of four string instruments—usually two violins, a viola and cello—or a piece written to be performed by such a group. ... Alice in Wonderland is the widely known and used title for Alices Adventures in Wonderland, a book written by Lewis Carroll -- as well as several movie adaptations of the book -- and is also the setting for several short stories. ... Leonard Bernstein in 1971 Leonard Bernstein (August 25, 1918 – October 14, 1990) was an American composer, pianist and conductor. ... Harold Shapero (born 29 April 1920) is an American composer. ... The New Yorkers first cover, which is reprinted most years on the magazines anniversary. ...

Among Fine's notable composition students are Richard Wernick and Halim El-Dabh. Richard Wernick (born 1934 in Boston, Massachusetts) is a US composer, and winner of the 1977 Pulitzer Prize in music. ... Halim El-Dabh (b. ...

Fine was married to Verna Rudnick Fine and had three daughters: Claudia, Emily, and Joanna. His grandchildren are Isaac, Ezra, and Nina Hurwitz; Alison, Samuel, and Joseph Stein; and Alissa McCullough.

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Irving Fine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (160 words)
Irving Fine (December 3, 1914–August 23, 1962) was a US composer.
Among Fine's notable composition students are Richard Wernick and Halim El-Dabh.
Fine was married to Verna Rudnick Fine and had three daughters: Claudia, Emily, and Joanna.
Irving wins FINE Award (955 words)
Jo Vaske, Executive Director of the FINE Foundation, stated that Irving's program, the Blue Ribbon Literacy Program, was "exemplary and innovative" and a "model of educational research." The Irving Blue Ribbon Literacy Program was instituted at Irving to develop an over all approach, using action research, to improve student performance in the area of literacy.
Irving staff, students and parents can be very proud to be the recipients of this very prestigious state award.
The FINE Recognition Program is sponsored by the FINE Foundation, the Iowa Association of School Boards, Iowa State Education Association, the School administrators of Iowa, the Governor's Office and the Iowa Department of Education.
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