Robert Russell Bennett

Biography

Born: June 15, 1894; Kansas City, MO   Died: August 18, 1981; New York, NY  
Bennett studied with Busch in Kansas City and with Boulanger in Paris. He composed a wide variety of music, including several symphonies and orchestral works, music for chamber groups and wind bands, two operas and a ballet-opera. However, Bennett's recognition stems from his work in orchestration. This career started with a commission in 1919 by the publishers T.B. Harms to orchestrate songs for the theatre. One of his earliest efforts was Cole Read more Porter's =An Old Fashioned Garden= (1919). He went on to become the leading orchestrator for Broadway musicals from the 1920s to the 60s. He scored some 300 productions, including the works of Kern, Gershwin, Berlin, Rodgers and Lowe. His efforts established criteria for other orchestrators to follow, and elevated the status of the orchestrator to equal to that of the authors and composers. =Instrumentally Speaking= (Melville, NY, 1975), is the title of his book on orchestration. Read less

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Robert Russell Bennett


MOST POPULAR WORKS
I His Simplicity and His Sadness (Moderato con moto)
II His Affection and His Faith (Andantino)
III His Humor and His Weakness (Allegro animato)
IV His Greatness and His Sacrifice (Moderato maestoso)
No. 1. Gut Bucket Gus
No. 2. Jane Shakes Her Hair
No. 3. Betty and Harold Close Their Eyes
No. 4. Jim Jives
No. 5. Till Dawn Sunday
I Union Station (Vigoroso)
II Highbrows (Andante tranquillo)
III Lowbrows (Allegro)
IV Electric Signs (Ben moderato)
V Night Club (Fox Trot)
VI Skykscraper (Adagio religioso)
VII Speed (Presto)
I. Cake Walk
II. Schottische
III. Western One-Step
IV. Wallflower Waltz
V. Rag
Bennett: Symphonic Songs for Band - 1. Serenade
Bennett: Symphonic Songs for Band - 2. Spiritual
Bennett: Symphonic Songs for Band - 3. Celebration
WORKS
I His Simplicity and His Sadness (Moderato con moto)
II His Affection and His Faith (Andantino)
III His Humor and His Weakness (Allegro animato)
IV His Greatness and His Sacrifice (Moderato maestoso)
No. 1. Gut Bucket Gus
No. 2. Jane Shakes Her Hair
No. 3. Betty and Harold Close Their Eyes
No. 4. Jim Jives
No. 5. Till Dawn Sunday
I Union Station (Vigoroso)
II Highbrows (Andante tranquillo)
III Lowbrows (Allegro)
IV Electric Signs (Ben moderato)
V Night Club (Fox Trot)
VI Skykscraper (Adagio religioso)
VII Speed (Presto)
I. Cake Walk
II. Schottische
III. Western One-Step
IV. Wallflower Waltz
V. Rag
Bennett: Symphonic Songs for Band - 1. Serenade
Bennett: Symphonic Songs for Band - 2. Spiritual
Bennett: Symphonic Songs for Band - 3. Celebration


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