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John Harbison

John Harris Harbison (born December 20, 1938 in Orange, New Jersey) is a composer, best known for his operas and large choral works. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 210 × 334 pixelsFull resolution (210 × 334 pixel, file size: 14 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) John Harbison This is a copyrighted image that has been released by a company or organization to promote their work or product in the media, such... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 210 × 334 pixelsFull resolution (210 × 334 pixel, file size: 14 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) John Harbison This is a copyrighted image that has been released by a company or organization to promote their work or product in the media, such... is the 354th day of the year (355th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... Map of City of Orange in Essex County The City of Orange Township is a City in Essex County, New Jersey, United States. ... A composer is a person who writes music. ... The Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Italy. ...


Harbison won the prestigious BMI Foundation's Student Composer Awards for composition at the age of sixteen in 1954. He studied music at Harvard University, where he sang with the Harvard Glee Club, and later at Princeton. He is an Institute Professor of music at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is a former student of Walter Piston and Roger Sessions. His works include several symphonies, string quartets and concerti for violin, viola and bass viol (double bass). There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Harvard University (incorporated as The President and Fellows of Harvard College) is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA and a member of the Ivy League. ... The Harvard Glee Club is a 60-voice, all-male choral ensemble at Harvard University. ... Princeton University is a private coeducational research university located in Princeton, New Jersey, in the United States of America. ... At the Massachusetts Institute of Technology the title of Institute Professor is given to a small number of members of the faculty with extraordinary records of achievement. ... // Music is an art form consisting of sound and silence expressed through time. ... The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a private, coeducational research university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. ... Walter Hamor Piston Jr. ... Roger Sessions (28 December 1896 – 16 March 1985) was an American composer, critic and teacher of music. ...


He won the Pulitzer Prize for music in 1987 for The Flight Into Egypt (see Discography). He was nominated for a 2006 Grammy Award for Best Small Ensemble Performance for his composition, Mottetti di Montale. The Pulitzer Prize is an American award regarded as the highest national honor in print journalism, literary achievements, and musical composition. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


The Metropolitan Opera commissioned Harbison's The Great Gatsby to celebrate Maestro James Levine's twenty-fifth anniversary with the company. The opera premiered on December 20, 1999, conducted by Levine and starring Jerry Hadley, Dawn Upshaw, Susan Graham, Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, Mark Baker, Dwayne Croft, and Richard Paul Fink. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, the lead section of this article may need to be expanded. ... James Levine (born June 23, 1943 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is an American orchestral pianist and conductor and most well known as the music director of the Metropolitan Opera in New York. ... is the 354th day of the year (355th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar). ... Jerry Hadley (June 16, 1952 – July 18, 2007) was an American operatic tenor, who was a protegé of the famous soprano, Dame Joan Sutherland, and her husband, conductor Richard Bonynge. ... Dawn Upshaw (born July 17, 1960 in Nashville, Tennessee), is an American soprano. ... Susan Graham (1960– ) is a mezzo-soprano classical singer, born in Roswell, New Mexico, USA. Her roles include Sister Helen Prejean in Dead Man Walking, and Octavian in Der Rosenkavalier. ... Lorraine Hunt Lieberson (March 1, 1954 – July 3, 2006) was a renowned American soprano then mezzo-soprano, originally from the San Francisco Bay Area. ... Mark Baker can refer several people including: Mark Baker (Religious Prophet) Mark Baker (animator) Mark Baker (author) Mark Baker (basketball) - Dayton Jets head basketball coach and former Ohio State University player Mark M. Baker (attorney) Category: ... Dwayne Croft is an American baritone who has sung in more than 300 performances in 25 roles at the Metropolitan Opera. ...


Harbison was commissioned by the late Pope John Paul II to write a piece for the Vatican to be performed at the "Reconciliation Between Jews, Christians and Muslims" concert. Abraham, a six-minute composition for brass and choir, had its world premiere on January 17, 2004 under the baton of Sir Gilbert Levine, KCSG. Coat of Arms of Pope John Paul II. The Letter M is for Mary, the mother of Jesus, to whom he held strong devotion Pope John Paul II (Latin: , Italian: Giovanni Paolo II, Polish: Jan PaweÅ‚ II) born   [] (May 18, 1920, Wadowice, Poland – April 2, 2005, Vatican City) reigned as... This article is about the religous people known as Christians. ... A Muslim is a believer in or follower of Islam. ... Image of a trumpet, foreground, a piccolo trumpet behind, and a flugelhorn in background. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... is the 17th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Sir Gilbert Levine KCSG (b. ...


Harbison is the principal guest conductor for Emmanuel Music in Boston. There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe)1, Athens of America, The Cradle of Revolution, Puritan City, Americas Walking City Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino(D) Area    - City 232. ...


When asked for his "artistic Credo" Harbison (1990) replied: "to make each piece different from the others, to find clear, fresh large designs, to reinvent traditions."


He is married to violinist Rose Mary Pederson.


Discography (Incomplete)

  • Mirabai Songs / Variations (1987). Northeastern Records NR 230-CD. Performed by Janice Felty, mezzo-soprano, Collage New Music Ensemble, conducted by John Harbison — Rose Mary Harbison, violin; David Satz, clarinet; Ursula Oppens, piano. Tracks 1-6: Mirabai Songs, text from Mirabai Versions by Robert Bly. Tracks 7-10: Variations, for violin, clarinet, and piano. Track Listing:
  1. I. It's True, I Went to the Market
  2. II. All I Was Doing Was Breathing
  3. III. Why Mira Can't Go Back to Her Old House
  4. IV. Where Do You Go?
  5. V. The Clouds
  6. VI. Don't Go, Don't Go
  7. Variations i-v
  8. Variations vi-x
  9. Variations xi-xv
  10. Finale and Epilogue
  1. The Flight Into Egypt, text from the King James translation of the story of the Flight into Egypt in the Gospel of Matthew
  2. The Natural World: Prelude
  3. Where We Must Look for Help, text from Robert Bly
  4. On the Road Home, text from Wallace Stevens
  5. Milkweed, text from James Wright
  6. Concerto for Double Brass Choir and Orchestra: I. Invention on a Motif: Tempo giusto
  7. II. Invention on a Chord: Cantabile
  8. III. Invention on a Cadence: Molto allegro
  • At First Light (1998). Archetype Records 60106. Performed by Lorraine Hunt, mezzo-soprano, Dawn Upshaw, soprano, Greenleaf Chamber Players, and Metamorphosen Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Scott Yoo. Tracks:
  1. Due Libri dei Mottetti di Montale
  2. Snow Country
  3. Chorale Cantata
  4. Concerto for Oboe, Clarinet, and Strings
  • John Harbison: Ulysses' Bow / Samuel Chapter (2004). First Edition ASIN: B0002RQ35C

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  1. Ulysses' Bow ballet performed by Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and conducted by Andre Previn
  2. Samuel Chapter performed by Susan Larson (soprano) and conducted by John Harbison

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External links

  • Schirmer.com: John Harbison
  • Harbison bio at MIT
  • Art of the States: John Harbison
  • Del Sol Quartet: Tear includes Harbison's Fantasia from quartet no. 2 performed by Del Sol Quartet

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Harbison's smaller and more convenient two pound sections were quickly adopted soon after their appearance in the grocery stores in the Chicago area, and by the next season a number of patents were applied for on sections in imitation of Harbison's, varying in size from two pounds down to twelve ounces.
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