Donald Wheelock

A professor at Smith College since 1974, Donald Wheelock has composed more than eleven song cycles, as well as several instrumental works. His song "Fury" was part of the AIDS Quilt Songbook project.

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Donald Wheelock studied at Union College and Yale University. He has received the Guggenheim Fellowship twice and is often invited to the MacDowell Colony in New Hampshire.

He has set the words of Frederick Busch, Susan Snively, Richard Wilbur, and W. B. Yeats, among other writers.

–Christie Finn



Heartbeats: The AIDS Quilt Songbook

(William Bolcom, Chris DeBlasio, John Harbison, Libby Larsen, John Musto and Donald Wheelock)


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The AIDS Quilt Songbook

Composer(s): John Harbison

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