Paul Creston

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Creston, Paul [ Guttoveggio, Giuseppe] (b NY, 1906; d San Diego, 1985). Amer. composer and organist of It. origin. Org., St Malachy's, NY, 1934–67. Prof. of mus., Cent. Washington State Coll., 1968–75. Comps. incl.:ORCH: Partita, fl., vn., str. (1937); A Rumor, str. (1941); 6 syms. (1941–82); Walt Whitman (1952); Invocation and Dance (1953); Corinthians: XIII (1963); Pavane Variations (1966); Jubilee, band, (1971); concertos: marimba (1940), sax. (1941), harp (Poem) (1945), tb. (Fantasy) (1947), pf. (No.1 1949, No.2 1962), 2 pf. (No.1 1951, No.2 1968), vn. (No.1 1956, No.2 1960), accordion (1958).

Also choral works, chamber mus., songs, pf. pieces.