(1905–98), English composer; full name Sir Michael Kemp Tippett. He established his reputation with the oratorio A Child of Our Time (1941), which drew on jazz, madrigals, and spirituals besides classical sources. Other works include five operas, four symphonies, and several song cycles.
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