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William Sharp

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  • Born: Danbury, CT
  • Died: New York, NY
  • Years Active: 1900s, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s


Biography All Music Guide

All Music Guide:

Highly original American composer of orchestral, chamber, and solo vocal and piano music who used and anticipated polytonality, atonality, and polymeter/polytone clusters. A unique quality of his music is the combination of well-known hymns and popular tunes with a complex dissonant accompaniment. Notable works include Three Places in New England (1914) and the Sonata for Piano no. 2, "Concord, Mass" (1920).