- Category : Entertain-Music-Composer/Arranger
- Type : ME
- Profile : 3/5 - Martyr / Heretic
- Definition : Split - Small (17,23)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Rulership 2
American opera composer. The son of a Methodist minister, he based many of his works on themes from the South. His best known opera, Susannah (1955), is based on a story from the Apocrypha, transferred to contemporary, rural Tennessee, and is set in a Southern dialect.