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Henning, Ervin Arthur

Henning, Ervin Arthur, American composer; b. Marion, S.Dak., Nov. 22, 1910; d. Boston, July 27, 1982. He studied music in Chicago with Roslyn Brogue, whom he subsequently married. In 1944 he entered the New England Cons, of Music in Boston, graduating in 1946. He wrote mostly for chamber music combinations; in his later works, he adopted the 12-tone method of composition.

Works

Quintet for Flute, Horn, Violin, Viola, and Cello (1946); Partita for String Quartet (1948); Suite for Viola Concertante, 2 Violins, and Cello (1950); Divertimento for Bassoon (1950); Trio for Clarinet, Viola, and Piano (1959); Piano Sonata (1959); pieces for recorders; arrangements of Bach for various woodwind ensembles.

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