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CARPENTER, John Alden
b Park Ridge, Illinois, 21 February 1876
d Chicago, 16 April 1951, aged seventy-five

His father was a wealthy industrialist and his mother a church singer. He graduated from Harvard in 1897, and was a pupil of Elgar in Rome for several months in 1906. From 1909 to 1936 he was vice-president of his father's firm, but managed to combine business with composing.

1904 (28)

'Improving Songs for Anxious Children'

1912 (36)

Violin Sonata

1913 (37)

Gitanjali, song cycle on poems of Tagore

1915 (39)

Adventures in a Perambulator, for orchestra

Concertino for piano and orchestra (revised 1947)

1917 (41)

Symphony No 1

1918 (42)

Four Negro Songs

1919 (43)

Birthday of the Infanta, ballet

1920 (44)

A Pilgrim Vision, for orchestra

1921 (45)

Krazy Kat, ballet

1925 (49)

Skyscrapers, ballet

1928 (52)

String Quartet

1932 (56)

Patterns, for piano and orchestra

Song of Faith, for chorus and orchestra

1933 (57)

Sea Drift, symphonic poem

1934 (58)

Piano Quintet

1935 (59)

Danza, for orchestra

1936 (60)

Violin Concerto

1940 (64)

Symphony No 2

1941 (65)

Song of Freedom, for chorus and orchestra

1942 (66)

Symphony No 3

1943 (67)

The Anxious Bugler, for orchestra

1945 (69)

The Seven Ages, symphonic suite

1948 (72)

Carmel Concerto

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