Web Poll

These are the results of an Internet survey taken in 1999. The voting was quite close.   As chosen by web voters,  here are the...       

  Top 10 Favorite American Composers of the Past    

1. Aaron Copland (1900-1990)
          
2. George Gershwin (1898-1937) 


3. Charles Ives (1874-1954)


4. Samuel Barber (1910-1981)

5. George Whitefield Chadwick (1854-1931) 

6. Charles Tomlinson Griffes (1884-1920)


7. Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)

8. Duke Ellington (1899-1974)

9. Roy Harris (1898-1979)

10. Randall Thompson (1899-1984)

        


List of American Composers      

There were 25 other American composers who were chosen by web voters.

Here are their names:

  • William Billings
  • John Alden Carpenter
  • John Cage
  • Frederick Converse
  • Henry Cowell
  • Paul Creston
  • Richard Donovan
  • Henry F. Gilbert
  • Louis Moreau Gottschalk
  • Henry Hadley
  • Howard Hanson
  • Bernard Herrmann
  • Edward B. Hill
  • Norman dello Joio
  • Edward MacDowell
  • Daniel Gregory Mason
  • Peter Menin
  • Conlon Nancarrow
  • Harry Partch
  • Walter Piston
  • Carl Ruggles
  • William Schuman
  • Ruth Crawford Seeger
  • Roger Sessions
  • John Philip Sousa

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