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Milton Babbitt


Pulitzer Prize (1982) Special Citation “For his Life’s Work as a distinguished and seminal American Composer”

Guggenheim Fellowship (1960)

American Academy of Arts and Letters Music Prize (1959)


Compositions for Winds:

Bicenguinguagenary Fanfare (1995) for Brass Quintet

Fanfare for All (1993) for Brass Quintet

Counterparts (1992) for Brass Quintet

Fanfare for Double Brass Sextet (1987) for 4 Horns, 4 Trumpets, 3 Trombones, and Tuba

Paraphrases (1979) for Flute, Oboe/English Horn, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, and Piano

All Set (1957) for Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, Contrabass, Piano, Vibraphone, and Percussion (trap set: small and large tom-toms, snare drum, bass drum, hi-hat, three suspended cymbals)

Woodwind Quartet (1953)

Composition for 12 Instruments (1948) for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Trumpet, Horn, Celesta, Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello, and Bass