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Norman Dello Joio
(1913- )

Norman Dello Joio

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  Born in New York City, Norman Dello Joio studied under the German composer Paul Hindemith. His works include: Concertino for Harmonica and Chamber Orchestra (1942); Song of Affirmation (1952), a setting of the poem "Western Star" by the American poet Stephen Vincent Benét, for chorus and orchestra, soprano, and narrator; Meditations on Ecclesiastes (1956) for string orchestra, which won the 1957 Pulitzer Prize in music; and Evocations (1970) for chorus and orchestra. Dello Joio also wrote an opera, Blood Moon (1961), and several instrumental pieces, such as Diversions (1975) for piano.
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