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John Adams

John Adams (Composer)

Born: 15th February 1947, Worcester, Massachusetts, U.S.A

Nationality: American

John Coolidge Adams is an American composer and conductor whose music is rooted in minimalism. Among the most regularly performed composers of contemporary classical music, he is particularly noted for his operas, which are often centered around recent historical events. Apart from opera, his oeuvre includes orchestral, concertante, vocal, choral, chamber, electroacoustic and piano music.

Born in Worcester, Massachusetts, Adams grew up in a musical family, being regularly exposed to classical music, jazz, musical theatre and rock music. He attended Harvard University, studying with Kirchner, Sessions and Del Tredici among others.

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Sheet Music Favourites, John Adams: Opera Choruses

Available for the first time, Boosey and Hawkes have published a three-volume collection of John Adams's opera choruses with piano accompaniment. Including choral selections from Doctor Atomic, Nixon in China, The Gospel According to the Other Mary, and more.

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