Harris, Roy

Harris, Roy,

1898–1979, American composer, b. Lincoln co., Okla. Harris was a pupil of Arthur Farwell and Nadia BoulangerBoulanger, Nadia
, 1887–1979, French conductor and musician, b. Paris. Boulanger was considered an outstanding teacher of composition. She studied at the Paris Conservatory, where in 1945 she became professor.
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. He began to compose c.1925, ultimately producing more than 200 works. His early compositions displayed the melodic and personal expression that characterizes all his works. His most significant works include his When Johnny Comes Marching Home (1935), a choral work; Symphony for Voices (1936) to poems by Walt Whitman; the Third Symphony (1939); the Folksong Symphony (1940); Cumberland Concerto (1952); and the Seventh Symphony (1952). Outstanding among his numerous works of chamber music is his Piano Quintet (1936).
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Harris, Roy (Ellsworth)

(1898–1979) composer; born in Lincoln County, Okla. Taking up music in his twenties, he studied with Nadia Boulanger in Paris (1927–28) and returned to quick success in the U.S.A. He taught in a number of colleges while composing steadily. His Symphony No. 3 (1939), permeated by American folk idioms, was a sensational success and popular through the 1950s; his later music, eventually including 15 symphonies, never quite recaptured the inspiration or success of that highly influential work.
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He has performed with Christian McBride, Jason Moran, the Mingus Big Band, Pat Metheny, Stefon Harris, Roy Hargrove, Chick Corea, Dave Holland, Jimmy Cobb and others.
Trained in Worksop by Shaun Harris, Roy's legacy got up by three-quarters of a length to register his fourth course win some three years after his last here to add to the five victories he has achieved at lingfield.
Since the program's inception in 1995, the Monk Fellows have studied with world-renowned jazz artists Terence Blanchard, Ron Carter, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Jack DeJohnette, Barry Harris, Roy Haynes, Jimmy Heath, Dave Holland, Wynton Marsalis, Jason Moran, Danilo Perez, Dianne Reeves, Horace Silver and Clark Terry, among many others.
We celebrate those who performed with malice aforethought, like Dave Mackay, Chopper Harris, Roy Keane, and Graeme Souness.
Of Harry's career, he said: "He joined the Daily Express as a copy boy and rose to become showbiz editor, interviewing the names of the day - Rolf Harris, Roy Orbison and Marianne Faithfull.
Picture: Neil Pugh Photo Ref: NP221208Turk-3; Family gathering: from left, Barbara Dubberley, Pam Murphy, Harold Harris, Roy Harris, Daisy Harris, Tina Collingwood, Beatrice Collingwood and Jayne Harris.
Wynonie Harris, Roy Brown, Ivory Joe Hunter, Little Walter, Lightnin' Hopkins, Chuck Willis, all the greats....
Burr, who will have Jason Harris, Roy Dunkley and Marc McGregor also at his disposal in attack, said: "Both Gary and Steve have quickly settled in and scored in the friendlies but we have five excellent strikers at the club and they all know where the net is and work hard.
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"Yes, we may have well known owners such as Neil Ryan [Ericas Equity], Andrew 'Coutrywide' Harris, Roy Felmingham and Geoff Bowmer amongst our ranks, in fact we have a Derby-winning owner too in John Jefford [Moral Standards], but everyone is on equal footings here.