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  Classical Editor Rob Barnett    


BROWN, Earle
b Lunenberg, Massachusetts, 26 December 1926

He studied engineering and mathematics at the North-eastern University at Boston, before taking a course in composition and theory at the Schillinger School from 1946 to 1950, then teaching there from 1950 to 1952. He became an editor and recording engineer for Capitol Records. From 1968 to 1972 he was composer-in-residence at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, where he received an honorary doctorate of music in 1970. In 1972 he received an award from the National Institute of Arts and Letters and was commissioned by the Koussevitzky Foundation. In 1974 he received a commission from the New York State Council for the Arts and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. He was composer-in-residence at the Conservatories of Rotterdam (1974)

and Basle (1975).

1952 (26)

Folio and Four Systems, for piano and orchestra

Music for violin, cello and piano

1953 (27)

Twenty-five Pages - from one to twenty-five pianos

1961 (35)

Available Forms II, for ninety-eight players and two conductors

1962 (36)

Novara, for instrumental ensemble

1963 (37)

From Here, for chorus and twenty instruments (chorus optional)

Times Five, for flute, trombone, harp, violin, cello and four-channel tape

1964 (38)

Corroborree, for two or three pianos

1965 (39)

Nine Rarebits, for one or two harpsichords

String Quartet

1966 (40)

Modules I and 2, for orchestra

1967-8 (41-2)

Event-Synergy II, for instrumental ensemble

1969 (42)

Modules 3, for orchestra

1970 (43)

Syntagm III, for instrumental ensemble

1972 (45)

Time Spans, for orchestra

New Piece: Loops, for choir and/or orchestra

Sign Sounds, for instrumental ensemble

1973 (46)

Centering, for solo violin and ten instruments

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