It is with great sorrow that I relate, Glen Daum: composer, arranger and performer, winner of two Emmys for his music composition contributions to Sesame Street, Chip and Dale Rescue Rangers, Mighty Mouse, news program themes among others, died last night at his Turtle Bay, Manhattan apartment at the age of 78.
A quintessential New Yorker (originally from Centralia, Illinois), Glen chose a life immersed in music. When not working on commercial projects he enjoyed listening, unbiased to many genres and was delighted on those rare occasions when chords, voicings and ideas measured up to his octatonic sensibilities. His music reflected an innate and highly honed sense of “Fantasia”-his own inspiration came from the works of Maurice Ravel, Richard Strauss, Eric Korngold, Hugo Friedhofer, and John Williams. He imparted discipline and inspired musicians at all levels. More than one professional sought him out for a pointedly honest performance critique. A daunting figure at the podium, he quickly conjured musicality and ensemble balance with diplomacy, humor and bottomless in-depth anecdotes. He was a great follower of the Finale forum although not one to post frequently. A titan of uncompromising standards, his like is no more to be found. Fortunately he leaves behind two equally talented and creatively driven children: a daughter Meghan and son Evan. Together we grieve for our loss as well as for the increasingly diminished sphere of contemporary music Anne Erickson, musician and acolyte _______________________________________________ Finale mailing list Finale@shsu.edu https://lists.shsu.edu/mailman/listinfo/finale To unsubscribe from finale send a message to: finale-unsubscr...@shsu.edu