The 1997 Pulitzer Prize Winners


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For distinguished musical composition by an American in any of the larger forms including chamber, orchestral, choral, opera, song, dance, or other forms of musical theatre, which has had its first performance in the United States during the year, Five thousand dollars ($5,000).

Awarded to "Blood on the Fields" by Wynton Marsalis, premiered on January 28, 1997 at Woolsey Hall, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut.

Columbia University President, George Rupp (left), presents Wynton Marsalis with the Pulitzer Prize for Music.


Also nominated as finalists in this category were: "Dove Sta Amore" by John Musto, premiered on March 2, 1996 by the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, in Jacksonville, Florida, and "Passacaglia Immaginaria" by Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, premiered on April 12, 1996 by the Minnesota Orchestra, Minneapolis.