White, Donald H(oward)

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White, Donald H(oward)

White, Donald H(oward), American composer and pedagogue; b. Narberth, Pa., Feb. 28, 1921. He studied music education at Temple Univ. in Philadelphia (B.S., 1942) and composition with Persichetti at the Philadelphia Cons. (1946) and with Rogers and Hanson at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y. (M.M., 1947; Ph.D., 1952). In 1947 he joined the faculty of DePauw Univ. in Greencastle, Ind., where he was chairman of composition and theory studies (1948-81), a prof. (1959-81), and director of the school of music (1974-78); he was chairman of the music dept. at Central Washington Univ. in Ellensburg, Wash. (1981-90).


orch: Sagan, overture (1946); Kennebec Suite (1947); Overture (1951); Cello Concerto (1952); Divertimento No. 2 for Strings (1968). Band: Ambrosian Hymn Variants (1963); Terpsimetrics (1968); Concertino for Timpani, Winds, and Percussion (1973); Lyric Suite for Euphonium and Wind Ensemble (1978); 4 Bagatelles (1989). CHAMBER: Trumpet Sonata (1946); 3 to 5 for Woodwind Quintet (1964); Serenade No. 3 for Brass Quintet (1965); Trombone Sonata (1966); Tuba Sonata (1978); Quintet for Brass (1980). VOCAL: Song of Mankind for Soloists, Chorus, and Orch. (1970); From the Navajo Children for Chorus and Wind Ensemble (1978); choruses.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

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