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Randall Thompson
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Birth: Apr. 21, 1899
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Death: Jul. 9, 1984
Boston
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA

American composer and teacher. Thompson was noted chiefly for his choral works, though his output includes 3 symphonies, 2 string quartets, and 2 operas. He studied at Harvard and the Eastman School of Music. He was director of the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia (where his students included Samuel Barber, Giancarlo Menotti, and Leonard Bernstein), and held teaching positions at the University of Virginia and Harvard. Among his most famous choral works are The Testament of Freedom (setting of text by Thomas Jefferson), Frostiana (settings of Robert Frost poems), The Peaceable Kingdom, and his most well-known work, Alleluia. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Margaret Quayle Whitney Thompson (1900 - 1985)*
 
 Children:
  Varney Thompson Elliott (1928 - 1993)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mount Auburn Cemetery
Cambridge
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
Plot: Lot 8488, Azalea Path, Willow Pond
 
Created by: Bob Collins
Record added: Feb 18, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 65822334
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