Title

Life (SATB chorus a cappella, or voice and piano)

Original Listing

Paul Laurence Dunbar, Life

Biographical Information

(1909-1998) Haufrecht was a composer, pianist, folklorist, and music editor. He was born in New York City and studied at the Cleveland Institute of Music, where his teachers included the composers Herbert Elwell and Quincy Porter. He also studied composition with Rubin Goldmark at the Juilliard School. Additional studies included studying piano with Severin Eisenberger and chamber music with Arthur Loesser. Soon after he completed his studies, he was hired as a field representative in West Virginia for the Resettlement Administration of the Federal Department of Agriculture. During his four years there, he collected folk songs and stories, organized square dances, and began an oral history project that occupied him for nearly four decades. When he returned to New York in 1939, Haufrecht became a composer and arranger for the Federal Theater and composed incidental scores for several plays.


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