Johann Peter Schickele (17 July 1935- present)
- American composer, musical educator, and parodist
- He has composed more than 100 original works for symphony orchestra, choral groups, chamber ensembles, voice, film (Silent Running, Where the Wild Things Are, and In the Night Kitchen), and television
A tribute to the history and variety of American Music, the quartet by one of our greatest composers weaves together fiddle tunes, Appalachian music, a Navajo tune, aleatory music, and several types of Jazz. Schickele’s interweaving of genres, with tunes remembered, invented, or hinted at in dreams, creates a vivid picture of the diversity of American life and music.