A CHRONOLOGICAL VIEW OF WESTERN MUSIC HISTORY IN THE CONTEXT OF WORLD EVENTS

Leland C. Smith

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April 9, 1887: Florence Beatrice Smith (Price) is born in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA, the third and last child born to James H. Smith, a dentist and Florence Irene Gulliver, an elementary school music teacher.
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June 20, 1906: Florence Smith (19) graduates from New England Conservatory with a diploma in organ performance and piano pedagogy.
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September 9, 1912: Florence Smith (25) marries Thomas Jewell Price, an attorney, in Little Rock, Arkansas.
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August 6, 1925: Leland Clayton Smith is born in Oakland, California, USA, the son of Vigo Niels Smith, owner of a plumbing and hardware store, and Jeannette Atwood.
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February 27, 1946: Leland C. Smith marries Edith Margaret MacNamara in Oakland, California.
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December 9, 1955: Santa Claus, an opera by Leland C. Smith (30) to words of cummings, is performed for the first time, in Chicago.
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March 8, 1970: Machines of Loving Grace for computer and bassoon by Leland C. Smith (44) is performed for the first time, at Mills College, Oakland, California.
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December 17, 2013: Leland Clayton Smith dies at his home in Palo Alto, California, USA aged 88 years, four months and eleven days.