|Born||June 5, 1923, Lynn, Massachusetts|
|Died||December 18, 2006 (aged 83), Natick, Massachusetts|
|Occupation(s)||Composer, organist, harpsichordist|
|Years active||c. Events 70 - Titus and his Roman Legions breach the middle wall of Jerusalem in the Siege of Jerusalem Year 1923 ( MCMXXIII) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Lynn is a city in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States. Events 218 BC - Second Punic War: Battle of the Trebia - Hannibal 's Carthaginian forces defeat those of the Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Natick (Pronunciation ˈneɪtɪk is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States. A composer (literally meaning 'one who puts together' is a person who creates Music, usually in the medium of notation, for Interpretation and Performance An organist is a musician who plays any type of organ. An organist may play solo organ works, play with an ensemble or Orchestra, or accompany A harpsichord is a Musical instrument played by means of a keyboard. 1940-2006|
Daniel Rogers Pinkham, Jr. (born June 5, 1923 in Lynn, Massachusetts, died December 18, 2006 in Natick, Massachusetts) was an American composer, organist, and harpsichordist. Events 70 - Titus and his Roman Legions breach the middle wall of Jerusalem in the Siege of Jerusalem Year 1923 ( MCMXXIII) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Lynn is a city in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts ( is a state located in the New England region of the northeastern United States. Events 218 BC - Second Punic War: Battle of the Trebia - Hannibal 's Carthaginian forces defeat those of the Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Natick (Pronunciation ˈneɪtɪk is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the An organist is a musician who plays any type of organ. An organist may play solo organ works, play with an ensemble or Orchestra, or accompany A harpsichord is a Musical instrument played by means of a keyboard. Pinkham was one of America's most active composers during his lifetime. In 1981, Boston Globe music critic Richard Dyer wrote that Pinkham’s music "doesn’t turn up very often on the programs of societies for new music because it doesn’t have to live in that ghetto — he is among the most-performed American composers, and people like his music. The Boston Globe (and Boston Sunday Globe) is the most widely circulated daily Newspaper in Boston and in New England, "
Born into a prominent family engaged in the manufacture of patent medicines (his great-grandmother was Lydia E. Pinkham), he studied organ performance and music theory at Phillips Academy, Andover, with Carl F. Phillips Academy (also known as Phillips Andover or PA or simply Andover) is a co-educational University preparatory school for boarding Pfatteicher. "The single event that changed my life was a concert [at Andover] by the Trapp Family Singers in 1939, right after they had escaped from Germany," Pinkham once recalled. "Here, suddenly, I was hearing clarity, simplicity. It shaped my whole outlook," he said in a 1981 interview with The Boston Globe. The Boston Globe (and Boston Sunday Globe) is the most widely circulated daily Newspaper in Boston and in New England,
At Harvard, he studied with Walter Piston; Aaron Copland, Archibald T. Walter Hamor Piston Jr ( January 20, 1894 &ndash November 12, 1976) was an American composer and music theorist Aaron Copland (November 14 1900 &ndash December 2 1990 was an American Composer of concert and film music as well as an accomplished Pianist. Davison, and A. Tillman Merritt also among his teachers. There he completed a bachelor's degree in 1943 and a master's in 1944. He also studied harpsichord with Putnam Aldrich and Wanda Landowska, and organ with E. Power Biggs. Wanda Landowska ( Warsaw, July 5, 1879 &ndash Lakeville, Connecticut, August 16, 1959) was a Polish Edward George Power Biggs ( March 29, 1906 - March 10, 1977) more familiarly known as E At Tanglewood, he studied composition with Samuel Barber and Arthur Honegger, and subsequently with Nadia Boulanger. Tanglewood is an estate and Music venue in Lenox and Stockbridge Massachusetts and is the home of the annual summer Tanglewood Music Festival Samuel Osborne Barber II ( March 9, 1910 – January 23, 1981) was an American Composer of Orchestral, Opera, Arthur Honegger (March 10 1892 &ndash November 27 1955 was a Swiss Composer, who was born in France and lived a large part of his life in Paris. Nadia Boulanger (September 16 1887 &ndash October 22 1979 was an influential French Composer, conductor, and Music professor
Pinkham taught at the Boston Conservatory beginning in 1946, and at the New England Conservatory of Music from 1959 until his death in 2006; while there, he created and chaired the program on early music performance. BoCo is a nickname for the Boston Conservatory for other uses see Boco (disambiguation. He also taught at various times at Simmons College (1953-1954), Boston University (1953-1954), and Harvard University (1957-1958). Simmons College is a liberal arts women's college in Boston Massachusetts. For similarly-named academic institutions see Education in Boston MA. Among Pinkham's notable students was the jazz musician and composer Gigi Gryce (1925-1983) and the composer Mark DeVoto. Gigi Gryce (born George General Grice Jr November 28, 1925 in Pensacola, Florida &mdash March 14, 1983 in
For decades, Pinkham was the organist of King's Chapel in Boston, a position which gave him much exposure to and opportunity to write church-related music; the Sunday evening concert series he created there celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2007. King's Chapel is a Christian Unitarian church in Boston Massachusetts, located at the corner of Tremont Street and School Street He was also a frequent guest on the E. Power Biggs program on the CBS Radio Network. The CBS Radio Network provides news sports and other programming to more than 1000 radio stations throughout the United States He performed regularly with the Boston Symphony Orchestra as an organist and as a harpsichordist, and he performed extensively with noted violinist Robert Brink, with whom he commissioned a duo for violin and harpsichord from Alan Hovhaness. The Boston Symphony Orchestra is an American orchestra based at Symphony Hall in Boston Massachusetts, USA Robert Greenleaf Brink (b 1924 is an American violinist conductor and educator Alan Hovhaness (Ալան Հովհանես ( March 8, 1911 &ndash June 21, 2000) was an American Composer of Armenian
Pinkham died of chronic lymphocytic leukemia in Natick, Massachusetts on December 18, 2006. Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (also known as "chronic lymphoid leukemia" or "CLL" is a type of Leukemia, or cancer of the white blood cells ( Lymphocytes He was survived by his longtime partner, the organist Andrew Paul Holman. 
Pinkham's enormous output represents a broad cross-section of 20th-century musical trends. He produced work in virtually every genre, from symphonies to art songs, though the preponderance of his music is religious in nature, frequently choral and/or involving organ. A symphony is a Musical composition, often extended and usually for Orchestra. An art song is a Vocal music composition, usually written for one Singer with Piano or Orchestral accompaniment Much of his music was written for use in church services or other ceremonial occasions, and reflected his longstanding relationship with King’s Chapel. At various points in his career, he embraced plainchant and medievally-influenced modal writing, lyrical romanticism, dodecaphony and serialism, and electronic music. For the band see " Plainsong (band " For the song on The Cure's 1989 album see " Disintegration " Twelve-tone technique (also dodecaphony, especially in British usage twelve-note composition) is a method of musical composition devised by Arnold In Music, serialism is a technique for composition that uses sets to describe musical elements, and allows the manipulation of those Electronic music is music that employs Electronic musical instruments and Electronic Music technology in its production He embraced his role as a creator of (relatively) popular music, once remarking that "One of the most important influences on my music has been my contact with performers, and I am most happy when writing for a specific performance. This, I suppose, explains why I have no unperformed music. I have always been interested in making music technically accessible. "
Some of Pinkham's best-known works are designed for services: the Christmas, Advent, and Wedding cantatas, the latter of which is performed particularly often. In 2003, he gained further notice with his commissioned piece, written for the Boston Landmarks Orchestra, of Make Way for Ducklings. The Boston Landmarks Orchestra is an American Orchestra based in Boston Massachusetts, USA In keeping with the name of the ensemble, the work was designed to be performed for families at the Boston Public Garden near the famous sculptures based on Robert McCloskey's endearing picture book. The Public Garden, also known as Boston Public Garden, is a large park located in the heart of Boston, Massachusetts, adjacent to the Boston Common Pinkham’s extensive catalog can be found at www. danielpinkham. net.
Pinkham's scholarship and work were recognized with a Fulbright Fellowship in 1950 and a Ford Foundation Fellowship in 1962. The Fulbright Program, including the Fulbright-Hays Program, is a program of grants for international educational exchange for scholars educators graduate The Ford Foundation is a Private foundation incorporated in Michigan and based in New York City created to fund programs that were chartered in 1936 by He received honorary degrees from the New England Conservatory of Music as well as from Nebraska Wesleyan University, Adrian College, Westminster Choir College, Ithaca College, and the Boston Conservatory. Nebraska Wesleyan University (NWU, is a private, Coeducational University located in Lincoln Nebraska. Adrian College is a private co-educational Liberal arts college related to the United Methodist Church and located in the city of Adrian in the Westminster Choir College is a residential College of music located in Princeton, New Jersey, United States. Ithaca College is a private institution of higher education located on the South Hill of Ithaca New York. BoCo is a nickname for the Boston Conservatory for other uses see Boco (disambiguation.
In 1990, Pinkham was named Composer of the Year by the American Guild of Organists. The American Guild of Organists, or AGO is a national organization of academic church and concert Organists in the USA, headquartered in New York City In 2006 Pinkham was named Musician of the Year by the Boston Musicians' Association, AFM Local 9-535.