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Creston, Paul

Creston, Paul [ Guttoveggio, Giuseppe] (b NY, 1906; d San Diego, 1985). Amer. composer and organist of It. origin. Org., St Malachy's, NY, 1934–67. Prof. of mus., Cent. Washington State Coll., 1968–75. Comps. incl.:ORCH: Partita, fl., vn., str. (1937); A Rumor, str. (1941); 6 syms. (1941–82); Walt Whitman (1952); Invocation and Dance (1953); Corinthians: XIII (1963); Pavane Variations (1966); Jubilee, band, (1971); concertos: marimba (1940), sax. (1941), harp (Poem) (1945), tb. (Fantasy) (1947), pf. (No.1 1949, No.2 1962), 2 pf. (No.1 1951, No.2 1968), vn. (No.1 1956, No.2 1960), accordion (1958).

Also choral works, chamber mus., songs, pf. pieces.

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Creston, Paul

Paul Creston, 1906–85, American composer, b. New York City as Guiseppe Guttoveggio. Creston was largely self-taught in composition. His music is generally tonal and conservative. Among Creston's many works are six symphonies (1940–81), Two Choric Dances (1938) for orchestra, two violin concertos (1956, 1960), a concerto for marimba (1940), and a concerto for alto saxophone (1941). Creston wrote Principles of Rhythm (1964) and Rational Metric Notation (1979).

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