Morton Gould (Richmond HillLong Islanddecember 10, 1913 – February 21, 1996) was an American composerconductor and pianist.


[hide]*1 early life

Life Course[Edit]Edit

Gould studied at the Institute of Musical Art (the predecessor of the Juilliard School of Music) at Joseph West side and at the New York University atAbby Whiteside and Vincent Jones piano composition.

First he worked at NBC and the radio was pianist for the broadcast from Radio City Music Hall. In the meantime, 1934-at the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) -he was arranger andconductor of a series of Orchestra programs for WOR Mutual Radio. He gained huge popularity with its radio broadcasts and was known throughout the United States of America . In the years after 1940 were the Cresta Blanca Carnival program and The Chrysler Hour (CBS) the basis for his success. In addition to this work he often gave classical piano recitals, while he also performed as a soloist with leading symphony orchestras.

As a guest conductor, he was asked by the symphonic orchestras, outside the United States with their gigs. In 1966, he was awarded the Grammy Award for best classical recording, conducting the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. He led all major American orchestras as well as orchestras in CanadaMexicoEuropeJapan and Australia.

Yet he remained also worked in radio, television and film studios. His music became already in the 1930s by the great symphony orchestras performed, among others, under the direction ofLeopold Stokowski. He composed Broadway-pieces (Billion Dollar Baby, Arms and the Girl), film music (Delightfulle Dangerous, Cinerama Holiday, windjammer), music for the television (Holocaust; the CBS documentary about the first world war) and ballets (Interplay, Fall River Legend and I'm Old Fashioned). Gould's works are influenced by elements of the folklore, the jazz,blues and gospel music.

In 1995 , he won the Pulitzer Prize for his work Stringmusic.


Works for Orchestra[Edit]Edit

  • 1976 American Ballads, Settings of American Tunes for Orchestra
  • American Caprice
  • Latin American Symphonette Recording
    1. Rhumba
    2. Tango
    3. Guaracha
    4. Conga

Works for wind Orchestra[Edit]Edit

  • 1938 American Symphonette recording no. 2
    1. Moderately fast
    2. Pavane
    3. Fast and Racy
  • 1940 Cowboy Rhapsody (dedicated to: Dr. Donald William Revelli and the symphonic wind Orchestra of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor)
  • 1941 Jericho (Rhapsody for Band)
    1. Roll call
    2. Chant
    3. Dance
    4. March and Battle
    5. Joshua's trumpets
    6. The Walls cam tumblin' down
    7. Hallelujah
  • 1942 American Youth, mars
  • 1943 Concertette for Viola and Band
    1. Brisk
    2. Blues
    3. Dance
    4. Final
  • 1943 Fanfare for Freedom for Wind Ensemble (dedicated to Eugène Goossens and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra)
  • New China 1943 , mars
  • Bombs away, mars 1945
  • 1946 Ballad for Band
  • 1947 The First Thanksgiving from "Holiday Music"
  • 1947 Fourth of July from "Holiday Music"
  • 1947 Easter Morning from "Holiday Music"
  • 1947 Halloween from "Holiday Music"
  • 1947 Home for Chirstmas from "Holiday Music"
  • 1949 Serenade or Carols-movement II
  • 1949 Serenade or Carols-movement III
  • Big City Blues 1950
  • 1951 Horseless Carriage Galop from "Family Album"
  • 1952 Symphony No. 4-Symphony for Band (West Point Symphony)
    1. Epitaphs
    2. Marches
  • 1953 Inventions
  • Buckaroo Blues 1954
  • 1955 Derivations for Solo Clarinet and Dance Band
  • 1955 Cinerama March from "Cinerama Holiday"
  • 1955 On the Boulevard from "Cinerama Holiday"
  • 1955 skier's Waltz from "Cinerama Holiday"
  • 1955 Souvenirs or Paris from "Cinerama Holiday"
  • 1955 Old Romance from "Family Album"
  • 1955 Santa Fe Saga
    1. Rio Grande
    2. Round-up
    3. Wagon Train
    4. Fiesta
  • 1956 Soft Shoe Serenade from "Hoofer Suite"
  • Café Rio 1957
  • Saint Lawrence Suite 1958
    1. Dedication
    2. Quick step
    3. Chansonette
    4. Commemoration March
  • 1958 windjammer-Highlights
  • 1962 Prisms-Movements for Concert Band
  • 1964 Formations (dedicated to his sons Eric and David Gould)
  • 1964-1965 Dramatic Fanfares from CBS-TV documentary "World War I"
  • 1964-1965 Prologue-from CBS-TV documentary "World War I"
  • 1964-1965 Revolutionary Prelude from CBS-TV documentary "World War I"
  • 1964-1965 Royal Hunt from "Sarajevo Suite"
  • 1964-1965 Royal March from "Sarajevo Suite"
  • 1966 Salutations
  • 1967 Columbian Fanfares
  • 1968 Mini-Suite for Band (dedicated to his daughters Abby and Deborah Gould)
    1. Birthday March
    2. A Tender Waltz
    3. Bell Carol
  • 1976 Hymnal-on "We Shall Overcome" from "American Ballads"
  • 1976 memorials-on "Taps" from "American Ballads"
  • 1976 Saratoga Quick step-on "The Girl I Left Behind" from "American Ballads"
  • 1979 Cheers!-A Celebration March (on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops Orchestra)
  • 1980 Holocaust Suite (from the NBC-TV series) for Band
    1. Main Theme
    2. Kristallnacht-The Night of The Broken Glass
    3. Berta and Joseph
    4. Babi Yar
    5. Liberation
    6. Elegy
  • 1980 Prologue from "Holocaust Suite"
  • 1983 Centennial Symphony-Gala for Band
  • 1983 Fiestas from "Centennial Symphony"
  • 1983 Gala
  • Festive Fanfare 1991
  • 1991 Hail to a First Lady
  • 1994 Global Greetings for Symphonic Band
  • 1995 Remembrance Day (Soliloquy for a Passing Century)
  • American symphoniette No.2
    1. Moderately fast (with vigor and bounce)
    2. Pavanne-Allegretto
    3. Very fast-racy
  • American salute
  • Music for the Leathernecks
  • Overture from "Folk Suite"
  • Revolution Prelude
  • American Patrol for 3 Bands
  • Overture from "Folk Suite"
  • Yankee Doodle

Music Theatre[Edit]Edit

  • 1945 Interplay (American Concertette) ballet
  • 1947 ballet Fall River Legend in a company
  • 1952 Tap Dance Concerto
  • Hoofer Suite 1956
  • 1964 Formations
  • 1983 I'm Old Fashioned, Astaire Variations ballet
  • 1969-1983 Audubon (Birds of America) ballet
  • 1992 The Jogger and the Dinosaur

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