During recent decades, scores emerging from Leslie Bassett’s studio have brought him the Pulitzer Prize (1966), the Prix de Rome (1961-63), Guggenheim Fellowships (1973, 1980), a Fulbright Fellowship to Paris (1950-51), the Naumburg Recording Award (1974), awards from the Koussevitsky Music Foundation (1971, 1991), the National Endowment for the Arts, publications, recordings, and membership in the American Academy of Arts and Letters. There have been performances by the orchestras of Philadelphia, New York, Cleveland, Boston, Los Angeles …more >

Leslie Bassett Biography

Born in Hanford, CA, (January 23, 1923), Bassett subsequently studied piano, trombone, cello and other instruments, then served as trombonist, composer and arranger with the 13th more >

Musical Compositions

Chamber Music
Choral Music
Orchestra Music
Piano Music

Leslie Bassett Obituary

Leslie Bassett, a Pulitzer Prize-winning composer known for his lush sonorities and ecumenical instrumentation, died on Feb. 4, 2016 in Oakwood, GA. He was 93.

Leslie Bassett ~ Composer
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