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Seymour Barab (1921–2014)

Composer, songwriter, and cellist in symphony orchestras throughout the USA, also with the New York Pro Musica Antiqua (viola da gamba). He joined ASCAP in 1955, and his compositions include the 1-act opera "Chanticleer"; also the "Woodwind Quintet and Sextet with Piano" and "Chamber Music"; also, musical settings to poems of Byron, Browning, ... See full bio »

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 1996 Everyone Says I Love You (musician: cello)
 1988 Powaqqatsi (Documentary) (musician: cello)
 1985 A Chorus Line (musician)
 1982 Koyaanisqatsi (Documentary) (musician: cello - as The Philip Glass Ensemble)
 1975 Zalmen: or, The Madness of God (TV Movie) (musician: cello)

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At 13, he was a professional church organist. He took up cello as a teenager, because his high school orchestra needed a cellist. See more »

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