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Alexander Gretchaninov
b. October 25, 1864 – d. January 3, 1956 • Composer
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Gretchaninov, Alexander
Gretchaninov, Alexander (1864–1956)Russian-American composer of church musicGretchaninov’s early compositions followed the Russian Orthodox unaccompanied style with rich, multi-part textures and wide pitch ranges. Later he introduced the organ and other instruments into his choral works, a practice