Edgar David Grana
ca.1940 -
United States of America
E.D. Grana
Edgar David Grana (ca. 1940), an American composer and music consultant. His education: BA, Washington & Jefferson College; MFA, University of Iowa; MM, Juilliard School. He currently teaches composition at the School of Visual Arts in New York City and has a private practice.
His works include: Moments: A Tribute to José Limón, Lincoln Center; Six Pieces for Piano; Requiem; A Hocus Pocus Laundromat (with Kurt Vonnegut); Lyric Episode for Orchestra, Bedford Springs Arts Festival, PA; Symphony Space; music for Budd Schulberg's On the Waterfront.
Awards include: First International New Music Festival; Platinum Record, Winger
Stones, Time & Elements-A Humanist Requiem
Composed in:1988
Musical form:free
Text/libretto:Kurt Vonnegut jr.
Label(s):Newport Classic NPD 85573
Written to a text by Kurt Vonnegut jr. (1922), Edgar David Grana’s operatic requiem mass is also a modernist, rigorous chamber work. Vonnegut’s idiosyncratic liberation of the fustian language of the Council of Trent is magnificent and liberating and obviously inspired Grana to reach new heights of musical excellence. The Magic Circle Opera Ensemble, America’s only chamber opera company, gives an exhilarating performance, buoyed by the enthusiastic playing of the Manhattan Chamber Orchestra.
K. Vonnegut jr.