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Bennie Moten

Bennie Moten is today best-remembered because the leader of the music group that partly became the nucleus of the initial Count number Basie Orchestra, but Moten deserves better. He was an excellent ragtime-oriented pianist who led the very best territory music group from the 1920s, an orchestra that basically set …

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Robert Russell Bennett

Bennett studied with Busch in Kansas Town with Boulanger in Paris. He constructed a multitude of music, including many symphonies and orchestral functions, music for chamber groupings and wind rings, two operas along with a ballet-opera. Nevertheless, Bennett’s recognition is due to his function in orchestration. This profession started using …

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