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Jerome Moross

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Biography

Brooklyn, New York, USA
Brooklyn-born composer and orchestrator, who graduated from New York University at the age of eighteen. A child prodigy, he was already an accomplished pianist at the age of five and began composing music three years later. His first serious work ('Paeans') was performed in public when he was seventeen, conducted by the great Bernard Herrmann. Other orchestral compositions included 'Those Everlasting Blues' (1932) and 'Beguine' (1934), notable for his usage of traditional American folk idioms.

He wrote for many Broadway shows from 1935, beginning with 'Parade'. Read more...

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