Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel
Bach, Johann Sebastian
Bozza, Eugène Joseph
Dahl, Walter Ingolf Marcus
La Montaine, John
Price, William Roger
Telemann, Georg Philipp
V. Persichetti: Parable XII for solo piccolo was written in 1973 as part of overall 25 Parables composed over period of 20 years.
2011, Fleur de Son
Vincent Persichetti (1915-1987) was an American composer. Born in Philadelphia, he early developed his musical talent by playing piano, organ, double bass and tuba at early age, complemented by composition studies. At the age of 16 he was appointed as organist and choir director at the Arch Street Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia.
In 1941 he was appointed the head of theory and composition departments at the Philadelphia Conservatory, right after receiving Doctor of Music diploma there. In 1947 he joined the faculty of Juilliard School of Music and became a chairman of composition department in 1963.
His compositional style has been described as eclectic. Among his most noteworthy compositions: 25 Parables and 15 Serenades for various instruments, over 100 works for orchestra, works for organ, and three collections of songs.