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




“American Dreams"

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.