Ben Johnston

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Ben Johnston studied with Darius Milhaud, Harry Partch, Burrill Phillips, Robert Palmer, and John Cage. He was a professor of theory and composition at the University of Illinois. Some of his selected…
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Composition Highlights

Title Year Avg. Duration Genre
String Quartet No. 4 ("Amazing Grace") 1973 Chamber Music
Sonata for Microtonal piano Keyboard
Ponder Nothing for clarinet 1989 Chamber Music
Knocking Piece, for ensemble 1963 Chamber Music
Quintet for Groups 1966 Orchestral
String Quartet No. 9 Chamber Music
The Tavern, for voice & microtonal guitar 1998 Vocal Music
Septet for flute/piccolo, oboe/English horn, clarinet, bassoon, horn, cello & bass 1955 Chamber Music
Gambit for oboe, clarinet, bassoon, alto sax, trumpet, trombone, violin, viola, cello, bass, piano, guitar & percussion 1959 Chamber Music
Palindromes, for snare drum 1987 Chamber Music
Duo for flute & string bass 1963 Chamber Music
Sleep and Waking, for percussion ensemble Chamber Music
Revised Standards, for string quartet 1987 Chamber Music
Chinese Lyrics (3) for soprano & 2 violins 1955 Vocal Music
String Quartet No. 1 ('Nine Variations') 1959 Chamber Music
Trio for clarinet, violin & cello 1982 Chamber Music
The Silence, for string quartet Chamber Music
O Waly Waly Variations, for saxophone quartet 1999 Chamber Music
Progression Chamber Music
String Quartet No. 5 1979 Chamber Music
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