Delaney, Robert (Mills)

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Delaney, Robert (Mills)

Delaney, Robert (Mills) , American composer and teacher; b. Baltimore, July 24, 1903; d. Santa Barbara, Calif., Sept. 21,1956. He studied music in the U.S., in Italy, and in Paris (1922–27) with Capet (violin) and Boulanger and Honegger (composition). He held a Guggenheim fellowship in 1929, and in 1933 he received a Pulitzer Traveling Fellowship for his music to Stephen Vincent Benet’s John Brown’s Body. He then occupied various teaching posts.


Don Quixote Symphony (1927); John Brown’s Song, choral sym. (1931); Night for Chorus, String Orch., and Piano (1934); Adagio for Violin and Strings (1935); Work 22, overture (1939); Sym. No. 1 (1942); Western Star for Chorus and Orch. (1944); orch. suites; 3 string quartets.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

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