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BABBITT, Milton Byron
b Philadelphia, 10 May 1916


He played violin at the age of four and later learned clarinet and saxophone. In 1931 he entered Pennsylvania University to study mathematics, but transferred to New York University to study music, graduating in 1935. In 1938 he joined the Princeton music faculty, working with Sessions, and became professor of music there in 1960. He has held many other posts and received many awards.
1935 (19)
Generatrix, for orchestra
1939 (23)
String Trio
1941 (25)
Composition for orchestra
Music for the Mass I, for chorus
1942 (26)
Music for the Mass II, for chorus
1946 (30)
Fabulous Voyage, musical
1948 (32)
Composition for flute, clarinet, violin and cello
Composition for twelve instruments
String Quartet No 1
1949 (33)
Into the Good Ground, film score
1950 (34)
Composition for viola and piano
1953 (37)
Woodwind Quartet
1954 (38)
String Quartet No 2
1957 (41)
All Set, for ensemble
1965 (49)
Relata I, for orchestra
1966 (50)
Sextets for violin and piano
1968 (52)
Relata II, for orchestra
1969 (53)
String Quartet No 3
Four Canons for female chorus
1970 (54)
String Quartet No 4
1973 (57-8)
Arie da Capo, for flute, clarinet, piano, violin and cello
1975 (59)
Krafte, opera
Babbitt has also written for piano, solo voice, works with tape, and many critical
articles.


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