Donald Erb

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Birthday
17, 1927
Birthplace
Ohio
Death Date
Aug 12, 2008 (81)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
17, 1927
Birthplace
Ohio
Death Date
Aug 12, 2008 (81)

About

Pioneering composer who created sweeping orchestral works and combined them with the sound of electronic music. His most popular pieces included "Concerto for Brass and Orchestra" and "Ritual Observances."

Before Fame

His talents as a jazz trumpeter were recognized early on, and he eventually earned a Doctorate of Music from Indiana University under the tutelage of the famous Bernard Heiden.

Trivia

His musical piece "Reconnaissance" combined acoustic instruments with live synthesizer. It premiered in concert in 1967.

Family Life

His family was residing in Youngstown, Ohio, when he was born.

Associated With

His earliest concerts featured Robert Moog, the pioneering synthesizer musician, playing the very instrument Moog helped to popularize.