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John Alden Carpenter (February 28, 1876 - April 26, 1951) was a U.S. composer. February 28 is the 59th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1876 (MDCCCLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... April 26 is the 116th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (117th in leap years). ... 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... A composer is a person who writes music. ...

Born in Park Ridge, Illinois on February 28, 1876, Carpenter was raised in a musical household. He was educated at Harvard, where he studied under John Knowles Paine, and was president of the Glee Club, and wrote music for the Hasty-Pudding Club. Showing great promise as a composer, he journeyed to London to study under Sir Edward Elgar, later returning to the United States to study under Bernhard Ziehn in Chicago. It was there he earned a comfortable living as vice-president of the family business, a mill supply company. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... February 28 is the 59th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1876 (MDCCCLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Harvard University is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, and a member of the Ivy League. ... John Knowles Paine (January 9, 1839 - April 25, 1906), was the first American-born composer to achieve fame for his large-scale orchestral music. ... A Glee Club is a chorus, historically of men but also of just women or mixed voices, which traditionally specializes in singing short songs. ... The Hasty Pudding Theatricals, known informally simply as The Pudding, is a theatrical student society at Harvard University, known for its burlesque musicals. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Edward Elgar Sir Edward William Elgar, Bt OM GCVO (June 2, 1857 – February 23, 1934) was a British composer, born in the small Worcestershire village of Broadheath to William Elgar, a piano tuner and music dealer, and his wife Ann. ... Nickname: The Windy City, The Second City, Chi Town, City of the Big Shoulders, The 312, The City that Works Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in Chicagoland and Illinois Coordinates: Country United States State Illinois County Cook & DuPage Incorporated March 4, 1837  - Mayor...

Carpenter composed many works meant to encompass the spirit of America, including several jazz inspired works. He compsed several ballets, including one based on the Krazy Kat comics, and one, his best-known, possibly, entitled Skyscrapers 1926, inspired by his city of residence. One of his most famous works was 1914's impressionistic orchestral suite Adventures in a Perambulator. In 1932 he completed The Song of Faith for the George Washington bicentennial. Another ballet he was best known for his Concertino for Piano and Orchestra 1916. Jazz is a musical art form that originated in New Orleans at around the start of the 20th century. ... Detail of a Sunday page in which Ignatz, disguised as a painting, hurls a brick at Krazy Kat, who interprets it as an expression of love. ... Year 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar). ... 1914 (MCMXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Year 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will take you to a full 1932 calendar). ... George Washington (February 22, 1732–December 14, 1799)[1] led Americas Continental Army to victory over Britain in the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), and was later elected the first President of the United States. ... Year 1916 (MCMXVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar). ...

He died in Chicago in 1951.


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Carpenter was a highly successful composer in his day, being named a Knight of the French Legion of Honor (1921) and receiving such honors as the Gold Medal of the National Institute of Arts and Letters.
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