Loomis, Harvey Worthington

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Loomis, Harvey Worthington

Loomis, Harvey Worthington, American composer; b. Brooklyn, Feb. 5,1865; d. Boston, Dec. 25,1930. He was a student at the National Cons, in N.Y. (1891–93) of Dvořák. In some of his works, he utilized American Indian melodies.


Sandalphon, melodrama (1896); The Traitor Mandolin, opera (1898); 2 burlesque operas: The Maid of Athens and The Burglar’s Bride; The Song of the Pear Tree, dramatic recitation (1913); Violin Sonata; much piano music; children’s pieces.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire