David Bennett


DAVID D. BENNETT (1892-1990) was born in Ida Grove, Iowa, on September 3, 1892. Bennett studied harmony, theory, counterpoint, and arranging at the Chicago College of Music. He was a clarinetist in the Sioux City Municipal Band and later played piano and clarinet in theater orchestras. In 1919, he began the study of saxophone and flute and undertook further studies in arranging. He made a name for himself as an arranger for most of the leading bands and network radio shows. In 1937, he signed a contract with Carl Fischer to provide arrangements for that firm’s catalog. Many of these arrangements, as well as some of his original compositions, published by Southern Music Company, remain available today. Among his many honors, he was elected to the American Bandmasters Association in 1954. Some of his works were composed under the pseudonym Norman North. Bennett died on August 27, 1990.



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