David Del Tredici, born March 16, 1937 in Cloverdale, California,
is an American composer. According to Del Tredici's website, Aaron
Copland said David Del Tredici "is that rare find among composers — a
creator with a truly original gift. I venture to say that his music is
certain to make a lasting impression on the American musical scene." He was awarded a Pulitzer prize in 1980 for In Memory of a Summer Day, the first part of Child Alice.