A Virtual Cemetery created by Steve D. Matchett

American Composers

Cultural heritage of the United States. Native born and patriated émigrés.

56 memorials
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 Samuel Barber

Samuel Barber

9 Mar 1910 – 23 Jan 1981

Composer. Wrote and scored symphonies, concerti,...

West Chester, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA

 Robert Russell Bennett

Robert Russell Bennett

15 Jun 1894 – 18 Aug 1981

Composer. He was best known for his work in...

Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA

 Elmer Bernstein
No grave photo

Elmer Bernstein

4 Apr 1922 – 18 Aug 2004

Academy Award-winning Film Composer. Born in New...

Unknown
 Leonard Bernstein

Leonard Bernstein

25 Aug 1918 – 14 Oct 1990

Composer, Orchestra Conductor. He was among the...

Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA

 Eubie Blake

Eubie Blake

7 Feb 1883 – 12 Feb 1983

Jazz Musician. Born James Hubert Blake in...

Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA

 John Alden Carpenter

John Alden Carpenter

28 Feb 1876 – 26 Apr 1951

Beverly, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA

 Elliott Carter

Elliott Carter

11 Dec 1908 – 5 Nov 2012

Composer. A prolific creator of modern music, he...

Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA

 George Whitefield Chadwick

George Whitefield Chadwick

13 Nov 1854 – 4 Apr 1931

Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA

 John Barnes Chance

John Barnes Chance

20 Nov 1932 – 16 Aug 1972

Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, USA

 Aaron Copland

Aaron Copland

14 Nov 1900 – 2 Dec 1990

Composer. He was one of the leading figures of...

Cremated , Ashes scattered
 Alexander “Sandy” Courage

Alexander “Sandy” Courage

10 Dec 1919 – 15 May 2008

Composer. He is best known for the theme song of...

Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA

 Duke Ellington

Duke Ellington

29 Apr 1899 – 24 May 1974

Jazz Musician, Composer, Bandleader. One of the...

Bronx, Bronx County, New York, USA

 Irving Gifford Fine

Irving Gifford Fine

3 Dec 1914 – 23 Aug 1962

Composer, Conductor, Teacher. A gifted American...

Sharon, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA

 Nicolas O. Flagello

Nicolas O. Flagello

15 Mar 1928 – 16 Mar 1994

Valhalla, Westchester County, New York, USA

 Stephen Foster

Stephen Foster

4 Jul 1826 – 13 Jan 1864

Composer. Stephen Collins Foster was America's...

Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA

 George Gershwin

George Gershwin

26 Sep 1898 – 11 Jul 1937

Composer. He is best remembered for his...

Hastings-on-Hudson, Westchester County, New York, USA

 Ira Gershwin

Ira Gershwin

6 Dec 1896 – 17 Aug 1983

Lyrical composer, best remembered for his...

Hastings-on-Hudson, Westchester County, New York, USA

 Vittorio C Giannini

Vittorio C Giannini

19 Oct 1903 – 28 Nov 1966

Yeadon, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, USA

 Jerry Goldsmith

Jerry Goldsmith

10 Feb 1929 – 21 Jul 2004

Composer, Musician. He is best remembered for his...

Culver City, Los Angeles County, California, USA

 Louis Moreau Gottschalk

Louis Moreau Gottschalk

8 May 1829 – 18 Dec 1869

Composer. He was a pianist, best known as a...

Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA

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