Aird, Donald Bruce 24.may.1924-7.aug.2001 USA Utah, Provo - Dulles Airport Washington DC (heart attack)
organist, choral conductor, studied with Charles Cushing, Edward Lawton and Roger Sessions at the University of California in Berkeley, MM from California State University in San Francisco, 1958-1960 with Ingolf Dahl at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, 1960 received the Helen S Armstead Award in Composition, taught at Stanford University California, 1960-1964 professor of music and head of the choral department at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, University of California Berkeley and California State University in San Francisco, 1957-1966 organist/choirmaster of St Mark's Episcopal Church in Berkeley, for 20 years conductor of the Berkeley Chamber Singers, at time of death residing in Berkeley California ; 4.oct.1953 in Berkeley he married mezzosoprano Carol Belden Brooke (Berkeley 5.mar.1917-29.may.2008 El Cerrito)

Title Parts

[] Hymn to the Holy Spirit. Choir and organ
pub St Mark's Choir Press, Berkeley, California 1957

[] Hymn to the Holy Child. Choir and organ
pub St Mark's Choir Press, Berkeley, California 1958

[] Sonatina for organ. Stanford 1958
[] Chamber concerto. 1967
[] Songs for Carol. Mezzosoprano, 2 flutes, viola, cello and piano. 1967
Carol Aird mezzo

[] The silver swan. Soprano, clarinet and piano. 1967
Samela Aird soprano

[] Para praise. Organ, 14 winds and percussion. 1979
[] Night voyages. Countertenor, 2 tenors, bass and piano. 1980
Hilliard Ensemble London

[] Sinfonia concertante. Violin, viola and orchestra. 1982
San Jose SO

[] Fantasia. Soprano, oboe and piano. 1983
Nancy Middleton, Anna Carol Dudley, Herb Bielawa

[] Dolor. Soprano and piano
words Theodore Roethke
pub Fallen Leaf Press, Berkeley, California 1989

[] A moment of farewell. Trumpet, oboe and marimba. 1993
[] Psalm 33. Double choir and orchestra
[] Psalm 150. 6vv Choir and chamber orchestra
[] Oboe quartet
[] Songs for Ian Partridge
[] Movements and interludes. Piano with 1, 2 or 3 players in 7 movements
[] The good news service. Piano
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