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Kent Wheeler Kennan (April 18, 1913, Milwaukee, Wisconsin — November 1, 2003, Austin, Texas) was an American composer, author, educator, and professor.

He learned to play the organ and the piano and received degrees in composition and music theory from the University of Michigan and the Eastman School of Music in composition and music theory. At the age of 23, he was awarded the Prix de Rome, which allowed him to study for three years in Europe, primarily at the American Academy in Rome.

Kennan was a longtime professor at the University of Texas at Austin, also teaching briefly at Kent State University and for two years at Ohio State University during the 1950s.

His compositions include works for orchestra, chamber ensemble and solo instrument as well as songs and choral music. His Sonata for Trumpet and Piano is part of the standard repertoire for many collegiate trumpet studios. His Night Soliloquy was written in 1936 and is set for solo flute, piano and strings. Kennan composed his last major work in 1956 at the age of 43 and largely abandoned composition, writing only occasional small pieces and devoting himself to teaching and educational writing.

His books Counterpoint and The Technique of Orchestration have been widely used as classroom texts.

On May 5, 1957, Howard Hanson and the Eastman-Rochester Orchestra recorded Kennan's Three Pieces for Orchestra, a work composed in Rome in 1936 and premiered in 1939 by Hanson and the Rochester orchestra. It was released by Mercury Records on LP (SR90147) and CD (434307-2). The three movements are "Promenade," "Nocturne," and "Il Campo dei Fior" ("The Field of Flowers)."

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Total Books: 13
The Technique of Orchestration
2001 - The Technique of Orchestration [6th Edition] (Audio CD)Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780130407719
ISBN-10: 0130407712
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Music

The Orchestration Workbook III for Technique of Orchestration and CD Recording Package
Counterpoint Workbook
1998 - Counterpoint Workbook (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780130810526
ISBN-10: 0130810525
Genres: Nonfiction, Humor & Entertainment

1998 - Counterpoint [4th Edition] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780130807465
ISBN-10: 013080746X
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Substores

Technique of Orchestration The
1996 - Technique of Orchestration The (Hardcover)Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780134663272
ISBN-10: 0134663276
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Substores

Technique Orchestration Workbook
1996 - Technique Orchestration Workbook (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780134957555
ISBN-10: 0134957555
Genre: Humor & Entertainment

The Technique of Orchestration
1989 - The Technique of Orchestration (Hardcover)Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780139003660
ISBN-10: 0139003665
Genre: Humor & Entertainment

The Technique of Orchestration
1983 - The Technique of Orchestration (Hardcover)Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780139003080
ISBN-10: 0139003088
Genre: Humor & Entertainment

Counterpoint Based on Eighteenth-Century Practice
1972 - Counterpoint Based on Eighteenth-century Practice (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780131842915
ISBN-10: 0131842919
Genre: Humor & Entertainment

Technique of Orchestration
Technique of Orchestration (Audio CD)Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780130407726
ISBN-10: 0130407720

Orchestration Workbook III
Orchestration Workbook III (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780139002908
ISBN-10: 0139002901
Genre: Humor & Entertainment

Sonata for Trumpet and Wind Ensemble Score Only
Sonata for Trumpet and Wind Ensemble Score Only [The Donald Hunsberger Wind Library] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780769265742
ISBN-10: 076926574X

A Clear Midnight
A Clear Midnight (Other)
ISBN-13: 9781558961449
ISBN-10: 1558961445