Sowerby, Leo Composers Composition Music

Modern period American composer and organist Leo Sowerby (1895-1968) wrote in practically every musical genre save opera. He is most known, however, for his organ compositions and his sacred choir pieces. He was among the first organists to break with European tradition and produce works that were based on the American experience, just as Gershwin and other near contemporaries were doing in other areas of music. He won the 1946 Pulitzer Prize for his oratorio The Canticle of the Sun.

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  • Leo Sowerby - Life, noted teachers, and major honors with links s from the composers Classical Composers Database.
  • Sowerby, Leo (1895 - 1968), United States - Biographical data, recommended CDs, books and sheet music, composers bibliography, and link to biographical essay from Dr. composers Estrella\'s Incredibly Abridged Dictionary of Composers.
  • Sowerby, Leo - Biography, pronunciation guide, and major works from the sowerby, leo Columbia sowerby, leo Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition, 2001.
  • Leo Sowerby at 100 - Biography and retrospective upon the occasion of his one hundredth composers birthday with emphasis on his organ and choir works.

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