Wuorinen, Charles

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Charles Wuorinen


Born: 9 June 1938

Died: 11 March 2020

Country: New York City, USA



Website: https://www.charleswuorinen.com/

Charles Wuorinen (9 June 1938, New York City – 11 March 2020, New York City) was an American composer and winner of the 1970 Pulitzer Prize (at the time, he was the youngest person to win this award, for the electronic work Time's Encomium).

Wuorinen lectured at universities throughout the United States and abroad, and served on the faculties of Columbia, Princeton, and Yale Universities; the University of Iowa, University of California (San Diego), Manhattan School of Music, New England Conservatory, State University of New York at Buffalo, and Rutgers University. He was also the author of Simple Composition, used by composition students the world over.[1]

Works for Percussion

Eleven Short Pieces - Vibraphone, Violin
Grand Union - Multiple Percussion, Cello
Invention for Percussion Quintet - Percussion Quintet
Janissary Music - Multiple Percussion
Marimba Variations - Marimba
Metagong - Percussion Duo, (2) Pianos
Percussion Duo (Wuorinen) - Percussion Duo
Percussion Quartet (Wuorinen) - Percussion Quartet
Percussion Symphony - Percussion Ensemble (24)
Ringing Changes - Percussion Ensemble (10), (2) Pianos
Second Percussion Symphony - Percussion (14)
Spinoff - Violin, Double Bass, Congas
Xenolith - Multiple Percussion, Viola