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Pulitzer Prize Composition - Julia Wolfe

Announced this week for distinguished musical composition by an American that has had its first performance or recording in the United States during the past year, Ten thousand dollars ($10,000). The award has gone to Julia Wolfe, for her work Anthracite Fields, premiered on April 26, 2014, in Philadelphia by the Bang on a Can All-Stars and the Mendelssohn Club Chorus.
The work is described as a powerful oratorio for chorus and sextet evoking Pennsylvania coal-mining life around the turn of the 20th Century. Published by Red Poppy Music/G. Schirmer, Inc.
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