Milton Adolphus

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Born in the Bronx, New York and educated at the Curtis Institute of Music, Milton Adolphus' (1913–1988) classical compositions include over 200 orchestral, vocal and chamber works, among them 13 symphonies and 34 string quartets. In 1935 he moved to Philadelphia where he studied composition with Rosario Scalero. He was also a founding member of the American Composers Alliance; a board member of the League of Composers; and active in the United States Civil Rights Movement.

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1 BIRTHDAY SUITE, op 87 (1949)
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2 BITTER SUITE,op 98 (1955)
Oboe, clarinet (4), strings

3 BOUNCETTINO, op 73 (1944)
Viola, piano

4 CAPE COD SUITE, op 200 (1988)
Flute (2), oboe (2), clarinet (2), bassoon (2), horn (4), trumpet (2), trombone (4), timpani, strings

5 DREAM WORLD,op 90 (1950)
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6 ELEGY, OP.46 (1936)
Clarinet, string orchestra (or string quintet)

7 ELEGY,op,81 (1947)
Clarinet, horn, violin, viola, cello

10 INTERLUDE, op 96 (1953)
Cello solo, flute, oboe, clarinet (2), bassoon, horn, strings

11 LILACS, op 95 (1984)
SATB, piano

12 OPUS 93 (1951)
Clarinet, piano

13 STRING OCTET #2, op 175 (1986)
Violin 1 (4), violin 2 (2), viola (2)

14 STRING QUARTET #8, in E minor, op 41 (1935)
String quartet

15 STRING QUARTET 10, op 4 (1936)
String quartet

16 STRING QUARTET 13, op 63 (1937)
String quartet

17 STRING QUARTET 14, op 65 (1939)
String quartet

18 STRING QUARTET 15, op 67 (1940)
String quartet

19 STRING QUARTET 16(INDIAN), op 69) (1941)
String quartet

20 STRING QUARTET 17, op 70 (1942)
String quartet

21 STRING QUARTET 18, op 72 (1943)
String quartet

22 STRING QUARTET 20, op 80 (1947)
String quartet

23 STRING QUARTET 21, op 84 (1949)
String quartet

24 STRING QUARTET 23,op 91 (1950)
String quartet

25 TRIBACH, op 101 (1957)
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26 WIND QUARTET, op 20 (1934)
Flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon

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