Selig, Robert Leigh

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Selig, Robert Leigh

Selig, Robert Leigh, American composer; b. Chicago, Jan. 29, 1939; d. Cambridge, Mass., Jan. 15, 1984. He studied at Northwestern Univ., and later (1966–67) took doctoral courses at Boston Univ., where he studied with Gardner Read. He held Guggenheim fellowships twice, in 1971 and in 1977. In 1968 he was appointed to the faculty at the New England Cons. of Music in Boston.

Works

Mirage for Trumpet and String Orch. (1967); Variations for Brass Quintet (1967); Islands for Chorus and Chamber Orch. (1968); Concerto for Rock Group and Orch. (1969); Rhapsody for Flute, Violin, and Clarinet (1970); Orestes: Flight into Fury for Trumpet and Piano (1970); Quartet for Voice, Flute, Cello, and Percussion (1971); Sym. for Woodwind Quintet (1971); Chocorua, opera for Voice, Chorus, and Chamber Orch. (1972); Pometacomet, 1676 for Band (1974–75); Survival Fragments for Soprano and Piano (1976); Sonata, 3 Cryptic Portraits for Piano (1977); Music for Brass Instruments (1977); Reflections from a Back Window for Piano (1980); After the Ice for Soprano and Piano (1981).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire