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Frank Lewin
1925 - 2008
Germany | United States of America
F. Lewin
Frank Lewin (27/03/1925 - 18/01/2008) was born in Breslau, Germany, and came to the U.S. in 1940. He studied composition with Felix Deyo at the Baldwin (L.I.) Conservatory, Jack Frederick Kilpatrick and Hans David at Southern Methodist University, Roy Harris in Logan, Utah, and Richard Donovan and Paul Hindemith at the Yale University School of Music, where he received his Bachelor of Music degree in 1951.
He has edited and composed music for feature, documentary, and television films, including original scores for The Defenders. He has written incidental music for plays, and scores for historical outdoor dramas in various parts of the country. Among his concert compositions are two operas, including Burning bright which premiered in November 1993 at Yale, as well as song cycles, choral music, and instrumental works.
He was a professor at the Yale School of Music, teaching composition for film from 1971 to 1992, and at the Columbia University School of the Arts, where he taught the course "Music in Modern Media" from 1975 to 1989. He has written articles on film music and recording, including two monographs published by the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers.
Mass for the dead
Composed in:1969
Musical form:mass
In memory of:Robert F. Kennedy
Label(s):Albany Records TROY 769
Demeter 102 (LP)
A requiem in English, for chorus, soprano, tenor, and baritone solos, organ; flute and brass instruments ad lib. Duration: 25 min. Commissioned by the Aquinas Foundation of Princeton University; first performance during memorial service in 1969 for Robert F. Kennedy (20/11/1925 - 05/06/1968), 1969.
Contributor:Arye Kendi
Robert Francis Kennedy was slain on June 5, 1968 at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, California shortly after claiming victory in that state's crucial Democratic primary. He was 42 years old.
R.F. Kennedy