He was an honorary member of the Rho Tau chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity at Appalachian State University. Thompson composed three symphonies and numerous vocal works including The Testament of Freedom and The Peaceable Kingdom, inspired by Edward Hicks's painting. His most popular and recognizable choral work is his anthem, Alleluia, commissioned by Serge Koussevitzky for the opening of the Berkshire Music Center at Tanglewood. He also wrote the operas Solomon and Balkis and The Nativity According to St. Luke. Leonard Bernstein was one of Thompson's students at Harvard.
His other notable students include Leo Kraft, Juan Orrego-Salas, John Davison, Thomas Beveridge, Charles Edward Hamm, Christopher King, and Frederic Rzewski. From Wikipedia... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Randall_Thompson Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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