David Woodard

1964 - Today

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David Woodard (UK: (listen), US: ; born April 6, 1964) is an American conductor and writer. During the 1990s he coined the term prequiem, a portmanteau of preemptive and requiem, to describe his Buddhist practice of composing dedicated music to be rendered during or slightly before the death of its subject.Los Angeles memorial services at which Woodard has served as conductor or music director include a 2001 civic ceremony held at the Angels Flight funicular railway honoring mishap casualty Leon Praport and his injured widow Lola.: 125  He has conducted wildlife requiems, including for a California Brown Pelican on the berm crest of a beach where the animal had fallen. He is reputed to favor colored inks in preparing a score.: 173 Timothy McVeigh asked Woodard to conduct a prequiem Mass on the eve of his execution in Terre Haute, Indiana.: 30  Acknowledging McVeigh's "horrible deed", yet intending to provide comfort, Woodard consented by premiering the coda section of his composition "Ave Atque Vale" with a local brass choir at St. Margaret Mary Church, near USP Terre Haute, before an audience that included the following morning's witnesses.: 240–241  Archbishop Daniel M. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of David Woodard has received more than 190,267 page views. His biography is available in 138 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 136 in 2019). David Woodard is the 1,744th most popular writer (down from 824th in 2019), the 2,187th most popular biography from United States (down from 883rd in 2019) and the 205th most popular American Writer.

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Among writers, David Woodard ranks 1,744 out of 5,794Before him are Baba Tahir, Kateb Yacine, Petros Markaris, Marquis de Custine, Nikephoros Bryennios the Younger, and Eustathius of Thessalonica. After him are Caecilius Statius, Miklós Nyiszli, Adamantios Korais, Tuone Udaina, Pacuvius, and Meleager of Gadara.

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Among people born in 1964, David Woodard ranks 50Before him are Rick Riordan, Uday Hussein, Ronnie Coleman, Jean Alesi, Bridget Fonda, and Gianluca Vialli. After him are Matt Dillon, Paul Landers, Marisa Tomei, Eazy-E, Teri Hatcher, and Lars Løkke Rasmussen.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, David Woodard ranks 2,187 out of 15,968Before him are Neil Sedaka (1939), Roberta Flack (1937), Blythe Danner (1943), Prescott Bush (1895), Aaron Russo (1943), and Alben W. Barkley (1877). After him are Terry Riley (1935), Elijah Wood (1981), Jack Kemp (1935), Robert Morris (1931), Chris Gardner (1954), and Geraldine Page (1924).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, David Woodard ranks 205Before him are Nora Roberts (1950), E. E. Cummings (1894), Terry Brooks (1944), Fredric Jameson (1934), John Grinder (1940), and Djuna Barnes (1892). After him are Siri Hustvedt (1955), Betty Friedan (1921), Langston Hughes (1902), Raymond E. Feist (1945), Agnes Smedley (1892), and Harold Bloom (1930).