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SHAPERO, Harold
b Lynn, Massachusetts, 29 April 1920

He first studied at Malkin Conservatory in Boston, then under Piston and Krenek, at Harvard, and with Hindemith and Boulanger. He was professor at Brandeis University, and from 1970 to 1971 was composer-in-residence at the American Academy in Rome.

1938 (18)

Three Pieces for Three Pieces, for woodwind trio

1939 (19)

Trumpet Sonata

1940 (20)

String Quartet

1941 (21)

Nine-minute Overture

Piano Sonata (four hands)

1942 (22)

Violin Sonata

1944 (24)

Three Amateur Sonatas, for piano

1945 (25)

Serenade in D major for string orchestra

1947 (27)

Piano Sonata No 1

1948 (28)

Symphony for classical orchestra

The Travellers, for orchestra

1951-8 (31-8)

Concerto for orchestra

1954 (34)

Poems of Halevi, cantata

1955 (35)

Credo, for orchestra

1958 (38)

On Green Mountain, for jazz combo

1960 (40)

Partita, for piano and orchestra

1968 (48)

Three Improvisations for piano and synthesizer

1969 I49)

Three Studies for piano and synthesizer

Shapero has also composed:

Hebrew Cantata

Sinfonia in C major

Variations in C major, for piano

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