Simon Sargon

Simon Sargon

1938 -

American composer and pianist Simon Sargon has composed more than a dozen song cycles, setting the poetry of American poets from Walt Whitman and Sara Teasdale to Paul Laurence Dunbar and Edna St. Vincent Millay.

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Born in Bombay, India, Simon Sargon immigrated to the United States at a young age. After studying at Brandeis and the Juilliard School, he toured as the pianist for mezzo soprano Jennie Tourel throughout the United States and abroad.

Sargon is known for his sacred music, much of which was written during his tenure as the Director of Music at Temple Emanu-El in Dallas, Texas.

His many song settings are characterized by their sensitivity to text and melodic beauty. He has served on the faculty of the Juilliard School, Sarah Lawrence College, and the Rubin Academy of Music (Israel). Since 1983, he has taught at Southern Methodist University.

Sheet music for Mr. Sargon's songs is available directly through the composer by contacting the following address: [email protected].

--Christie Finn

Songs & Song Collections BY Sargon (entered to date)

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