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Leo Sowerby - Selected works

chicago american music

Composer and organist, born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA He studied in Chicago and Rome, and became a teacher at the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago. His music, which includes a wide range of symphonies, concertos, and choral works, employs a traditional European style in works often evocative of American scenes, such as Prairie (1929), an orchestral tone poem.

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