Roy Harris

1898 - 1979

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Roy Ellsworth Harris (February 12, 1898 – October 1, 1979) was an American composer. He wrote music on American subjects, and is best known for his Symphony No. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Roy Harris has received more than 105,736 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Roy Harris is the 1,138th most popular composer (down from 953rd in 2019), the 8,534th most popular biography from United States (down from 7,049th in 2019) and the 96th most popular American Composer.

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Among composers, Roy Harris ranks 1,138 out of 1,228Before him are Victor Herbert, Virgil Thomson, Joseph Lamb, Sanja Ilić, Mark Mancina, and Brian Tyler. After him are Raymond Scott, Lou Harrison, George Whitefield Chadwick, Samuel Arnold, Sigmund Romberg, and Jerry Herman.

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Among people born in 1898, Roy Harris ranks 225Before him are Owen Barfield, Jadwiga Smosarska, Konstantinos Dovas, Wiley Post, Ariel Durant, and Eleanor Boardman. After him are Baby Dodds, Stephen Vincent Benét, Harry Watson, Ludwig Bemelmans, Joe Spence, and Gracie Fields. Among people deceased in 1979, Roy Harris ranks 203Before him are Corinne Griffith, Ben Lyon, Juan Aguilera, Amelia Piccinini, John F. Seitz, and Fred Akuffo. After him are Ann Dvorak, Mikhail Ogonkov, Bart McGhee, Charles Coughlin, Edgar Buchanan, and Edward Akufo-Addo.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Roy Harris ranks 8,534 out of 15,968Before him are Bryan D. O'Connor (1946), Adam Arkin (1956), Mose Allison (1927), Garrett Birkhoff (1911), Robert H. Dennard (1932), and Ralph Sampson (1960). After him are Larry James (1947), John C. Pemberton (1814), Shafi Goldwasser (1958), Robert Serber (1909), Kylie Ireland (1970), and Roy Bittan (1949).

Among COMPOSERS In United States

Among composers born in United States, Roy Harris ranks 96Before him are Christopher Young (1958), George Bruns (1914), Virgil Thomson (1896), Joseph Lamb (1887), Mark Mancina (1957), and Brian Tyler (1972). After him are Raymond Scott (1908), Lou Harrison (1917), George Whitefield Chadwick (1854), Jerry Herman (1931), Eubie Blake (2), and Horatio Parker (1863).