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10 December 1913, Richmond Hill, New York, USA, d. 21 February 1996, Orlando, Florida, USA. Gould was one of the most important figures in American music of the twentieth century. His composition Pavane (from his American Symphonette No. 2) has become a light-music standard. By the age of 21 he was conducting and arranging a weekly series of orchestral radio shows, which allowed him to introduce many of his lighter works to a wider public. Equally at home in the popular and classical fields, his compositions included American Salute, Latin-American Symphonette, Spirituals For Orchestra, Interplay For Piano And Orchestra, Tap Dance Concerto, Dance Variations For Two Pianos And Orchestra, Jekyll And Hyde Variations, plus five symphonies and numerous works for symphonic band. Among many special commissions were Fall River Legend, Inventions For...