André Prevost

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 Montreal University.

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 sixty-seven.