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Canadian composer André Prevost, born on 30 July 1934 in Hawkesbury, Ontario, came from a family of musicians, and his studies at the Conservatoire de Musique de Montreal resulted in the award of a first prize. He later taught at the University of Montreal.
Works include Fantasmes (1963) (performed on the day that John F Kennedy was assassinated, and later dedicated to the US President's memory) and the cantata Terre des Hommes, the inauguration song commissioned for Expo 67.
Following a long battle with cancer, Prevost died on 27 January 2001, at home in Montreal, aged 67.
Further information at the Canadian Music Centre site.