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WILLIAM SCHUMAN  

(1910 - 1992)

Born in New York, William Schuman studied there at the Juilliard School, where his composition teacher was Roy Harris. He served as director of the school for some 14 years. His career brought him distinction as a composer, teacher and editor.

Vocal, Stage, Orchestral and Chamber Music
Schuman’s vocal music offers settings of texts from American and English literature. His stage music includes ballet scores and operas – The Mighty Casey and the one-act A Question of Time, based on Roald Dahl, among the latter. His 10 symphonies mark a significant achievement, some combining 12-note technique with elements drawn from his film music. He has also written a number of chamber works, including string quartets and pieces for concert band (brass and percussion). Throughout his work America features very strongly.

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Role: Classical Composer 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
AIR COMBAT COMMAND HERITAGE OF AMERICA BAND: American Originals Altissimo
75442261732
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
AIR COMBAT COMMAND HERITAGE OF AMERICA BAND: Emblems Altissimo
75442261782
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
ALL-STAR ORCHESTRA (THE): Program 15: British Enigmas / Program 16: Mysterious Mountain (G. Schwarz) (NTSC) Naxos
2.110562
Classical Concert
AMERICAN CHORAL MUSIC - PERSICHETTI, V. / SCHUMAN, W. / BOLCOM, W. / FINE, I. / FOSS, L. (University of Texas Chamber Singers) Naxos
8.559358
Choral - Secular
AMERICAN CLASSICS FOR INDEPENDENCE DAY Altissimo
75442203112
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
AMERICAN CLASSICS FOR PRESIDENT'S DAY Altissimo
75442203092
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
BARBER, S.: Capricorn Concerto / Adagio for Strings / SCHUMAN, W.: Symphony No. 5 / BLOCH, E.: From Jewish Life (1946-1950) Naxos Classical Archives
9.80366
Orchestral
BERNSTEIN, L.: 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Suite / Slava! / CBS Music / A Bernstein Birthday Bouquet (São Paulo Symphony, Alsop) Naxos
8.559813
Orchestral
BERNSTEIN, L.: Orchestral Music (Complete Naxos Recordings) (Baltimore Symphony, Bournemouth Symphony, Sao Paulo Symphony, Alsop) (8-CD Box Set) Naxos
8.508018
Orchestral
BLOCH, E.: Concerto Grosso No. 1 / SCHUMAN, W.: Symphony No. 5, "Symphony for Strings" (Steinberg) (1952) Naxos Classical Archives
9.80155
Orchestral
Chamber Music (String Quartet) - GERSHWIN, G. / COPLAND, A. / IVES, C. / SCHUMAN, W. (American String Quartets, 1900-1950) (Kohon Quartet) Vox Box
CDX-5090
Chamber Music
Choral Music - ELDER, D. / TAVENER, J. / KEDROV, N. / LEIFS, J. / VUICHARD, R. / SCHUMAN, W. (Crossing Over) (Skylark Vocal Ensemble, Guard) Dorian Sono Luminus
DSL-92200
Choral - Secular
Choral Music (American) - SCHUMAN, W. / ROREM, N. / TALMA, L. (I Hear America Singing) (Gregg Smith Singers, G. Smith) Vox Box
CD3X-3037
Choral - Secular, Vocal, Choral - Secular, Vocal, Choral - Secular
EASTMAN WIND ENSEMBLE: American Concert Band Masterpieces (1956) Naxos Classical Archives
9.81002
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
HARRIS, R.: Symphony No. 3 / SCHUMAN, W.: American Festival Overture (American Recording Society Symphony, Hendl) (1952) Naxos Classical Archives
9.80695
Orchestral
HARRIS: Symphony No. 7 / SCHUMAN, W.: Symphony No. 6 / PISTON: Symphony No. 4 (Ormandy) (1953-1955) Naxos Classical Archives
9.80239
Orchestral
Music for the Presidential Inauguration Altissimo
75442200152
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
Orchestral Music (American) - SCHUMAN, W. / TOMLINSON, C. / IVES, C. / HOVHANESS, A. / PISTON, W. (An American Tapestry) (Dallas Symphony, Litton) Dorian Sono Luminus
DOR-90224
Orchestral
Orchestral Music (American) - THOMSON, V. / SCHUMAN, W. / HANSON, H. / SCHULLER, G. / MACDOWELL, E. (Landau, Johanos) Vox Box
CDX-5092
Orchestral
PERRY, W.: Jamestown Concerto / SCHUMAN, W.: A Song of Orpheus / THOMSON, V.: Cello Concerto (Hanani) Naxos
8.559344
Orchestral
Piano Recital: Shields, Roger - MACDOWELL, E. / COWELL, H. / GERSHWIN, G. / JOPLIN, S. / IVES, C. (Piano Music in America, 1900-1945) Vox Box
CD3X-3027
Instrumental
PRESIDENT'S OWN UNITED STATES MARINE BAND (THE): Masterpieces for Symphonic Band, Programs 1-3 (G. Schwarz) (NTSC) Naxos
2.110589
Classical Concert
PRESIDENT'S OWN UNITED STATES MARINE BAND: Bicentennial Collection (The) Altissimo
75442261012
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
PRESIDENT'S OWN UNITED STATES MARINE BAND: Bicentennial Collection (The), Vol. 9 Altissimo
75442262022
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
PRESIDENT'S OWN UNITED STATES MARINE BAND: Liberty for All - An Interactive CD of History and Culture Altissimo
75442255782
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
SCHUMAN, W.: Free Song (A) / COPLAND, A.: Appalachian Spring / SOWERBY, L.: The Canticle of the Sun (The Pulitzer Project) (Kalmar) Cedille
CDR90000-125
Choral - Secular
SCHUMAN, W.: Mighty Casey (The) / A Question of Taste [Operas] (Schwarz) Delos
DE1030
Opera
SCHUMAN, W.: Symphonies Nos. 3 and 5 / Judith (Seattle Symphony, Schwarz) Naxos
8.559317
Ballet, Orchestral
SCHUMAN, W.: Symphonies Nos. 4 and 9 / Circus Overture / Orchestra Song (Seattle Symphony, Schwarz) Naxos
8.559254
Orchestral
SCHUMAN, W.: Symphonies Nos. 7 and 10 (Seattle Symphony, Schwarz) Naxos
8.559255
Orchestral
SCHUMAN, W.: Symphony No. 6 / Prayer in a Time of War / New England Triptych (Seattle Symphony, Schwarz) Naxos
8.559625
Orchestral
SCHUMAN, W.: Symphony No. 8 / Night Journey / IVES, C.: Variations on America (orch. W. Schuman) (Seattle Symphony, Schwarz) Naxos
8.559651
Orchestral
SCHUMAN, W.: Violin Concerto / New England Triptych (Quint, Bournemouth Symphony, Serebrier) Naxos
8.559083
Concerto, Orchestral
SCHUMAN: Judith / Undertow (Whitney, Schuman) (1951) Naxos Classical Archives
9.80183
Ballet
SCHUMAN: Symphony No. 4 / Prayer in Time of War / Judith First Edition
FECD-0011
Orchestral
SCHWARZ, Gerard: Gerard Schwarz Collection (The) (30-CD Box Set) Naxos
8.503294
Orchestral
SONGS OF THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR Altissimo
75442259812
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
STORY OF AMERICAN CLASSICAL MUSIC (THE) Naxos Educational
8.558164-65
Orchestral
UNITED STATES AIR FORCE BAND OF MID-AMERICA: Infinite Horizons Altissimo
75442262062
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
UNITED STATES AIR FORCE BAND OF MID-AMERICA: On Tour Altissimo
75442261502
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
UNITED STATES AIR FORCE BAND: American Treasures Altissimo
75442270272
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
UNITED STATES AIR FORCE BAND: Best of Altissimo
75442259902
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
UNITED STATES AIR FORCE BAND: Celebration Altissimo
75442260952
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
UNITED STATES AIR FORCE HERITAGE OF AMERICA BAND: Heritage to Horizons Altissimo
75442261812
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
Vocal Music (20th Century) - ROCHBERG, G. / CARTER, E. / CAGE, J. (20th Century Voices in America) (DeGaetani, Suderburg, Rees, Davy, Bryn-Julson) Vox Box
CDX-5145
Vocal
Wind Band Music - REED, H.O. / HUSA, K. / NELHYBEL, V. / SCHUMAN, W. (Fanfares and Overtures for Wind Band) (Rutgers Wind Ensemble, Berz) Naxos
8.572230
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
Role: Arranger 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
Role: Conductor 
Album Title  Catalogue No  Work Category 
SCHUMAN: Judith / Undertow (Whitney, Schuman) (1951) Naxos Classical Archives
9.80183
Ballet




 
 
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