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Walter Hamor Piston

In Commemoration of

 
 
Walter Hamor Piston Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 20, 2011
1. Walter Hamor Piston Marker
Inscription.
Walter H. Piston, a noted American composer, author and music educator, was born in Rockland, Maine on January 20, 1894. His long and distinguished career earned him many awards and honors, including two Pulitzer Prizes in Music in 1948 and 1961. In addition to his compositions, he taught music at Harvard University for 34 years and was the author of three widely used college textbooks on music theory. Piston died on November 12, 1976.

 
Erected 1994 by City of Rockland and Rockland Share the Pride Association.
 
Location. 44° 6.312′ N, 69° 6.723′ W. Marker is in Rockland, Maine, in Knox County. Marker is on Union Street (U.S. 1) near Beech Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is near the public library east entrance. Marker is at or near this postal address: 80 Union Street, Rockland ME 04841, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. World Wars Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Chapman Park (approx. mile away); Civil War and Edwin Libby Post No. 16, G.A.R. Memorial (approx. mile away); The Blues Trail: Mississippi to Maine
Walter Hamor Piston Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 20, 2011
2. Walter Hamor Piston Marker
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Portland Head Light Bell (1942) (approx. 0.3 miles away); Rockland Harbor Trail (approx. 0.3 miles away); Spanish American War Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Rockland.
 
Also see . . .
1. Walter Piston Bio and Works. (Submitted on February 7, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Walter Piston, Prelude and Allegro (1943). (Submitted on February 7, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
 
Walter Hamor Piston Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 20, 2011
3. Walter Hamor Piston Marker
Marker is below the spruce tree to left of photo.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 520 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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