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Cadman, Charles Wakefield

Cadman, Charles Wakefield, 1881–1946, American composer, b. Johnstown, Pa. Although he is known to the public principally for two songs— From the Land of the Sky-blue Water, based on Native American themes, and At Dawning —he composed operas, such as Shanewis (1918), The Sunset Trail (1922), and, the most successful of these, A Witch of Salem (1926). He also wrote orchestral and piano music.

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