Tanner, Jerré E(ugene)
- Harvey Hess
(b Lock Haven, PA, Jan 5, 1939). American composer. He studied composition at the University of Northern Iowa (1956–8), the University of Iowa (BA 1961) and San Francisco State University (MA 1971). He is particularly noted for the influence of Hawaiian musical traditions (such as chant, hula, hīmeni, slack-key guitar and others) on his compositional style. His operas, song cycles, choral and symphonic works unite these influences with Western traditions, creating an unusual balance of form, ethos, invention and orchestration. ...