Douglas Moore

Douglas Moore

Real Name:
Douglas Stuart Moore
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American composer, educator, and author (August 10, 1893 – July 25, 1969).

He wrote music for the theater, film, ballet and orchestra, but he is best-known for his operas The Devil and Daniel Webster (1938) and The Ballad of Baby Doe (1956). Moore was born in Cutchogue, New York and died in Greenport Long Island. He went to Yale University, graduating with two degrees in 1917. He served in the Navy as a lieutenant, after which he studied music with Nadia Boulanger, Vincent d'Indy and Ernest Bloch. Apart from classical compositions, Moore also composed several popular songs while at Yale with poet and Hotchkiss School-mate Archibald MacLeish and later in collaboration with John Jacob Niles. These songs were later published in 1921 under the collective title "Songs my Mother never taught Me".

Four Museum Pieces, Moore's first serious work, in its orchestrated version, was first performed by the The Cleveland Orchestra with Moore conducting. It won him a Pulitzer Traveling Fellowship, allowing him to return to Europe to study with Boulanger. In 1926, Moore was invited to join the music faculty at Columbia University, where he remained until his retirement in 1962. He succeeded Daniel Gregory Mason as head of the music department at Columbia University in 1940. He wrote two books on music, Listening to Music (1932) and From Madrigal to modern Music (1942). He also collaborated with fellow Yale alumnus Stephen Vincent Benét on the folk opera The Devil and Daniel Webster (1938).

Moore served as president of the National Institute and American Academy Of Arts And Letters, 1953 - 1956. He had been a member since 1941. In 1954 he was a co-founder, with Otto Luening and Oliver Daniel, of the Composers Recordings Inc. (CRI) record label. He was also the director of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) from 1957 to 1960.
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Douglas Moore Discography Tracks

Albums

Douglas Moore / Marion Bauer Douglas Moore / Marion Bauer - Farm Journal / Suite For String Orchestra / Prelude And Fugue For Flute And Strings Composers Recordings Inc. (CRI) US 1956 Sell This Version
Piston*, Moore*, Eastman-Rochester Orchestra, Howard Hanson Piston*, Moore*, Eastman-Rochester Orchestra, Howard Hanson - Symphonic Sketches / The Incredible Flutist Mercury US 1959 Sell This Version
Douglas Moore / Julia Perry - Japan Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, William Strickland, Makiko Asakura Douglas Moore / Julia Perry - Japan Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, William Strickland, Makiko Asakura - Symphony In A / Stabat Mater Composers Recordings Inc. (CRI) US 1959 Sell This Version
Douglas Moore, John Latouche, Beverly Sills, Walter Cassel, Frances Bible, The New York City Opera Orchestra* And Chorus*, Emerson Buckley Douglas Moore, John Latouche, Beverly Sills, Walter Cassel, Frances Bible, The New York City Opera Orchestra* And Chorus*, Emerson Buckley - The Ballad Of Baby Doe (Album) Heliodor US 1958 Sell This Version
Douglas Moore, Stephen Vincent Benét, The Festival Choir And Orchestra Douglas Moore, Stephen Vincent Benét, The Festival Choir And Orchestra - The Devil And Daniel Webster Desto US 1970 Sell This Version
BCD-1012/13 Douglas Moore / Samuel Krachmalnick / New York City Opera Douglas Moore / Samuel Krachmalnick / New York City Opera - Carry Nation: An American Opera(2xCD, Album) Bay Cities BCD-1012/13 US 1990 Sell This Version
CTD 88133 Diamond*, Moore*, Koussevitzky*, Porter* Diamond*, Moore*, Koussevitzky*, Porter* - Music For Shakespeare's "Romeo And Juliet" / In Memoriam / Concerto For Double Bass And Orchestra / Concerto For Harpsichord And Orchestra(CD, Album) Citadel (3) CTD 88133 US 1998 Sell This Version
TROY 1042 Roy Harris, Morton Gould, Cecil Effinger, Douglas Moore, Sinfonia Varsovia, Ian Hobson Roy Harris, Morton Gould, Cecil Effinger, Douglas Moore, Sinfonia Varsovia, Ian Hobson - Symphony No. 11(SACD, Hybrid, Multichannel, Album) Albany Records TROY 1042 US 2008 Sell This Version
Robert McBride / Avery Claflin / Douglas Moore Robert McBride / Avery Claflin / Douglas Moore - Punch And The Judy / Fishhouse Punch / Cotillion Suite Composers Recordings Inc. (CRI) US Unknown Sell This Version
Robert Ward (6) / Douglas Moore / Carl Ruggles Robert Ward (6) / Douglas Moore / Carl Ruggles - Organum / In Memoriam / Symphony No. 2 Composers Recordings Inc. (CRI) US Unknown Sell This Version
SRI 75095 John Alden Carpenter, Douglas Moore, Ron Nelson (2), Eastman-Rochester Orchestra, Howard Hanson John Alden Carpenter, Douglas Moore, Ron Nelson (2), Eastman-Rochester Orchestra, Howard Hanson - Adventures In A Perambulator / The Pageant Of P.T. Barnum / Savannah River Holiday(LP) Mercury SRI 75095 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
DST-6425 Douglas Moore / William Bergsma Douglas Moore / William Bergsma - Quintet For Clarinet And Strings / String Quartet No. 2(LP) Desto DST-6425 US Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

YPR-311 Mischa Mischakoff / Prof. Douglas Moore* Mischa Mischakoff / Prof. Douglas Moore* - The Wonderful Violin(10") Young People's Records YPR-311 US 1948 Sell This Version
CRG-1007-8 Raymond Abrashkin - Douglas Moore Raymond Abrashkin - Douglas Moore - The Emperor's New Clothes(2x10") The Children's Record Guild CRG-1007-8 USA & Canada Unknown Sell This Version
CRG-8003-4, CRG-8003/4 Douglas Moore Puss In Boots(2x10") The Children's Record Guild, The Children's Record Guild CRG-8003-4, CRG-8003/4 USA & Canada Unknown Sell This Version
420 Douglas Moore, David Allen (13) Douglas Moore, David Allen (13) - Licorice Stick The Clarinet's Story(10") The Children's Record Guild 420 USA & Canada Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

BCD 1017 Norman Dello Joio / Henry Cowell / Douglas Moore Norman Dello Joio / Henry Cowell / Douglas Moore - Meditations On Ecclesiastes / Symphony No. 5 / In Memoriam(CD, Comp) Bay Cities BCD 1017 US 1990 Sell This Version
475 6274 Howard Hanson Conducts: Barber*Piston*Chadwick*Ives*MacDowell*Gould*Schuman*Mennin*Moore*Griffes*Eastman-Rochester Orchestra Howard Hanson Conducts: Barber*Piston*Chadwick*Ives*MacDowell*Gould*Schuman*Mennin*Moore*Griffes*Eastman-Rochester Orchestra - Howard Hanson Conducts American Masterworks(5xCD, Comp, RE, RM) Mercury Living Presence 475 6274 Germany 2004 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

TROY173 Douglas Moore / Paul Hindemith / Gian Carlo Menotti - The New York Chamber Ensemble, Stephen Rogers Radcliffe Douglas Moore / Paul Hindemith / Gian Carlo Menotti - The New York Chamber Ensemble, Stephen Rogers Radcliffe - Gallantry - A Soap Opera / Hin Und Zurück / The Telephone(CD) Albany Records TROY173 US 1995 Sell This Version