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Pulitzer Prizes in Music

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(LSU Library call numbers for scores and sound recordings follow titles)

2014 John Luther Adams | Become Ocean

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2013 Caroline Shaw | Partita for 8 Voices

2012 Kevin Puts | Silent Night: Opera in Two Acts

2011 Zhou Long | Madame White Snake

2010 Jennifer Higdon | Violin Concerto

2009 Jennifer Higdon | Violin Concerto

2009 Steve Reich | Double Sextet

2008 David Lang | The Little Match Girl Passion

2007 Ornette Coleman | Sound Grammar
Compact Disc 3187


2006 Yehudi Wyner | Piano Concerto: 'Chiavi in Mano'

2005 Steven Stucky | Second Concerto for Orchestra
M1042 .S89 S4 2005

2004 Paul Moravec | Tempest Fantasy
M422 .M855 T4 2003

2003 John Adams | On the Transmigration of Souls
COMPACT DISC 2877

2002 Henry Brant | Ice Field
M1045 .B819 I2 2003

2001 John Corigliano | Symphony no. 2 for String Orchestra
M1101 .C67 NO.2 2004

2000 Lewis Spratlan | Life is a Dream: Opera in 3 Acts, Concert version
RENTAL ONLY

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1999 Melinda Wagner | Concerto for Flute, Strings and Percussion
M 1020 W1337 P7 1999

1999 Special Award: Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington


1998 Aaron Jay Kernis | String Quartet No. 2, Musica Instrumentalis

1998 Special Award: George Gershwin

1997 Wynton Marsalis | Blood on the Fields

1996 George Walker | Lilacs for Voice and Orchestra
M 1611 W35 L5 1996
Compact Disc 2452

1995 Morton Gould | Stringmusic: For String Orchestra
M 1103 G68 S7 1995

1994 Gunther Schuller | Of Reminiscences and Reflections
M 1045 S394 1997
Compact Disc 1653

1993 Christopher Rouse | Trombone Concerto
M 1032 R863 C7 1993
Compact Disc 2243 v.2

1992 Wayne Peterson | The Face of the Night, the Heart of Dark
M 1045 P4775 F3 1992

1991 Shulamit Ran | Symphony
M 1001 R1826 S9 1997

1990 Mel Powell | Duplicates: A Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra
RENTAL ONLY

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1989 Roger Reynolds | Whispers Out of Time
M 1145 R45 W5 1989 OVER
Compact Disc 892

1988 William Bolcom | 12 New Etudes for Piano
M 25 B566 N5 1988
Compact Disc 357

1987 John Harbison | The Flight into Egypt
M 2023 H37 F5 1986
Compact Disc 102

1986
George Perle | Wind Quintet IV
M 557 P465 no.4 1987
Compact Disc 289

1985 Stephen Albert | Symphony, Riverrun
M 1045 A318 R5 1989
LP 7982

1984 Bernard Rands | Canti del Sole
M 1613.3 R19 C3 1991
Compact Disc 951

1983 Ellen Taaffe Zwilich | Three Movements for Orchestra
M 1001 Z858 no.1 1983
LP 11008

1982 Roger Sessions | Concerto for Orchestra
M 1042 S48 C6 1983

1982 Special Citation: Milton Babbitt

1981 No award given.

1980 David Del Tredici | In Memory of a Summer Day
RENTAL ONLY
LP 9199

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1979 Joseph Schwanter | Aftertones of Infinity
M 1045 S397 A45 1979
Compact Disc 645

1978 Michael Colgrass | Deja Vu for Percussion and Orchestra

1977 Richard Wernick | Visions of Terror and Wonder
M 2103 W47 V6 1978

1976 Ned Rorem | Air Music
M 1003 R785 A4

1975 Dominick Argento | From the Diary of Virginia Woolf

1974 Donald Martino | Notturno
M635 M278 N68
LP 8263

1974 Special Citation: Roger Sessions

1973 Elliott Carter | String Quartet no. 3
M 452 C327 no.3
Compact Disc 2084

1972 Jacob Druckman | Windows
RENTAL ONLY
LP 8865

1971 Mario Davidovsky | Synchronisms no. 6
M 25 D33 no.6
LP 10477
Compact Disc 122

1970 Charles W. Wuorinen | Time's Encomium
M 1473 W857 T5
LP 8267

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1969 Karel Husa | String Quartet no. 3
M 452 H95 no.3

1968 George Crumb | Echoes of Time and The River
M 1045 C88 E3

1967 Leon Kirchner | Quartet no. 3
OUT OF PRINT
Compact Disc 2467
LP 5888

1966 Leslie Bassett | Variations for Orchestra
M 1003 B337 V4
Compact Disc 1572

1965 No award given.

1964 No award given.

1963 Samuel Barber | Piano Concerto no. 1
RENTAL ONLY
Compact Disc 2468

1962 Robert Ward | The Crucible
M 1503 W259 C8 1962
Compact Disc 2564
VCAS 146

1961 Walter Piston | Symphony no. 7
M 1001 P62 no.7
Compact Disc 402

1960 Elliott Carter | Second String Quartet
M 452 C327 no.2 1998
Compact Disc 2084

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1959 John La Montaine | Concerto for Piano and Orchestra
RENTAL ONLY
LP 6918
Compact Disc 2505

1958 Samuel Barber | Vanessa
M 1503 B226 V3 1958
Compact Disc 2469

1957 Norman Dello Joio | Meditations on Ecclesiastes
M 1103 D333 M4 1956
Compact Disc 2470

1956 Ernest Toch | Symphony no. 3
RENTAL ONLY
Compact Disc 2471

1955 Gian-Carlo Menotti | The Saint of Bleecker Street
M 1503 M5494 S3 1955

1954 Quincy Porter | Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra
M 1010 P75

1953 No award given.

1952 Gail Kubik | Symphony Concertante
M 1040 K97 S9 1956
LP 6888

1951 Douglas Moore | Giants in the Earth

1950 Gian-Carlo Menotti | The Consul
M 1503 M549 C6 1950
Compact Disc 2506

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1949 Virgil Thomson | Louisiana Story
VCAS 188
Compact Disc 2472

1948 Walter Piston | Symphony no. 3
RENTAL ONLY
Compact Disc 2473

1947 Charles E. Ives | Symphony no. 3
M 1001 I66 no.3 1964
Compact Disc 2410

1946 Leo Sowerby | The Canticle of the Sun
RENTAL ONLY

1945 Aaron Copland | Appalachian Spring
M 1001 C778 A6 1945
LP 8271
Compact Disc 48

1944 Howard Hanson | Symphony no. 4, Op. 34
M 1001 H23 op.34
Compact Disc 2474

1943 William Schuman | Secular Cantata no. 2, A Free Song
M 1533 S386 F7 1943