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Thompson, Randall

(1899–1984) composer; born in New York City. Harvard-educated, he taught at various schools including Harvard (1948–65) while composing genteel, often nationalistic works that were popular mainly in the 1940s and 1950s.
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A two-time recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, Orrego-Salas also studied composition with Randall Thompson and musicology with Paul Henry Lang.
Walt Whitman, Robert Frost, Thomas Jefferson, and traditional American folk songs provide inspiration for music by Aaron Copland, Howard Hanson and Randall Thompson. Tickets: $25 for adults, $23 for seniors and $10 for youths ages 7 through 22.
cummings: "Just-Spring," "Hist Whist," "I Carry Your Heart," "The Mountains Are Dancing." Norman Dello Joio: Three Songs of Adieu: "After Love," "Fade, Vision Bright," "Farewell." John Kander: "A Letter from Sullivan Ballou." Randall Thompson: "My Soul doth Magnify the Lord," "Tapestry," "Velvet Shoes."
The programme includes Gloria by Vivaldi, Bach's Brandenburg Concerto no3, Faure: Les Djinns and Cantique de Jean Racine, Bartok's Four Slovak Folksongs, Dilys Elwyn Edwards: Exultate Deo, The Coolin' - Barber and Last words of David Randall Thompson. WNO soloists are Anitra Blaxhall and Neda Bizzarri.
The first volume, Make His Praise Glorious, includes works of Adler, Hovhaness, Pinkham, Hanson, and Randall Thompson, as well as "Psalm 90" of Charles Ives.
Years ago, I was introducing Randall Thompson's two-part treble setting of Velvet Shoes (poetry by Elinor Wylie) to an elementary school choir and gave them the poem alone first.
Another neighbor, Randall Thompson, told the Advocate that the homeowner who shot the suspected burglar was "taking care of business." Thompson added that a "man has a right to defend his property" and that anyone who targeted his home would likely meet the same fate.
After impressing the judges and an audience of 1,500 with a performance of music by Randall Thompson, Sergei Rachmaninoff and Christopher Tin, CF1 chairman Aled Bartholemew received the winner's trophy from chair of the jury Mary King on behalf of the choir.
On the program are "The Last Words of David" by Randall Thompson; and the Nowell from "Hodie," a cantata by Ralph Vaughan Williams, which will be sung by 200 voices as the South Eugene High School Concert Choir joins the Eugene Concert Choir onstage.
And don't forget about stress, says coauthor Randall Thompson, a cardiologist at Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute in Kansas City, Mo.
Of the over 200 featured composers, such notables as Aaron Copland, Amy Beach, Randall Thompson, Edward MacDowell, Harrison Kerr, Charles Ives, Paul Hindemith, Roy Harris, Howard Hanson, Ruth Crawford, Ernest Bloch, and many more.