RANDALL THOMPSON (1899 - 1984)
A graduate of Harvard, the American composer Randall Thompson studied privately with Ernest Bloch and, awarded the American Prix de Rome, with Malipiero. He held various teaching positions in the United States, from 1951 until his retirement at Harvard University.
Vocal and Choral Music
Thompson is chiefly known as a composer of choral music, often setting texts of a religious or patriotic nature. These works include The Peaceable Kingdom and The Passion According to St Luke.
Thompson’s instrumental music includes three symphonies and two string quartets.