Composer of Concertino for Seven Solo Instruments, Edmund Thomas Haines, was born 1914 in Ottumwa, Iowa, and attended the University of Missouri in Kansas City and Eastman School of Music. He received his Ph.D. from Eastman School of Music in 1941. Among his teachers were Aaron Copland, Roy Harris, and Howard Hanson. Haines was the recipient of the 1941 Pulitzer Award, two Fulbright grants, and five Guggenheim Fellowships for his works. One Fulbright grant (1965-67) was awarded for the research of contemporary Spanish music in Spain at the University of Madrid. Haines served on the faculties of the University of Michigan from 1941 to 1947, and at Sarah Lawrence College in New York, from 1948 until his death, in 1974. In addition to Concertino for Seven Solo Instruments, Haines other principal compositions were Symphony #1, performed by the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and Detroit Symphony; Three Dances for Orchestra, by NBC Symphony Orchestra, Rochester Symphony, and Oklahoma City Symphony, and; Promenade, Air and Toccata, for organ, performed in Boston, St. Louis, New York, and elsewhere.
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