Hugh Wiley Hitchcock

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Hugh Wiley Hitchcock (born September 28, 1923 in Detroit , † December 5, 2007 in New York ) was an American musicologist . He created the Hitchcock directory of the works of Marc-Antoine Charpentier .

Hitchcock received his bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College , Hanover, New Hampshire and his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor . He studied music with Nadia Boulanger in Paris . In 1961 he moved to New York to accept a post at Hunter College . A decade later he went to Brooklyn College . Hitchcock was the founding director of the Institute for Studies in American Music at Brooklyn College and a specialist in Charles Ives, among others . He retired in 1993, but continued to give lectures at Yale , Columbia and New York University .

In addition to teaching, he was the editor and author of important studies on baroque music .

Hitchcock was married twice. He had two children with his first wife, Susan Tyler Hitchcock of Charlottesville, also known as Janet Cox-Rearick. His second wife was Hugh Jarvis Hitchcock of Miami. He died of prostate cancer at the age of 84.


  • Music in the United States: A Historical Introduction (1969, revised in 2000)
  • 129 songs by Charles Ives (2004)

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