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Works include the opera Solomon and Balkis (after Kipling’s Just So Stories, 1942); incidental music for Labiche’s The Italian Straw Hat; 3 symphonies (1930--49), Pierrot and Cothurnus (1923) and The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (1924), for orch.; Jazz Poem for piano and orchestra (1928); Passion according to St. Luke, cantata The Testament of Freedom, Odes of Horace for unaccompanied chorus, Rosemary for women’s chorus, Americana for mixed chorus and piano; 2 string 4tets (1941, 1967), The Wind in the Willows for string 4tet; sonata and suite for piano; songs.
The bulk of his work is at the Houghton Library at Harvard, with about 200 pieces (letters, autographs, etc.) relating to the testament of Freedom at UVa’s Alderman Library.
He studied at Harvard University with Bloch, among others. He lived in Rome from 1922-1925, was assistant professor of music at Wellesley College, and was later appointed to study musical conditions at the American colleges. He was Professor of music at the University of California in 1937, director of the Curtis Institute at Philadelphia in 1939, and Professor at Harvard University from 1948. (from The New Everyman Dictionary of Music, Grove Press, 1991)