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Howard Cable, composer, conductor, arranger, dies at 95

Howard Cable, composer, conductor, arranger, dies at 95

March 31, 2016

"Howard Cable, the Canadian composer, arranger and conductor whose career spanned more than 70 years and included collaborations with Richard Rodgers, Ella Fitzgerald, the Canadian Brass, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Sharon, Lois and Bram (to name only a tiny fraction), died in Toronto on March 30 at the age of 95. The news was confirmed by CBC producer Carole Warren, a longtime friend of Cable, who describes him as "the most positive person I ever met."

The cause of death has yet to be specified, but according to Warren, Cable suffered a seizure eight weeks ago, recovered, and then suffered more seizures on March 30, which were fatal.

Remarkably, Cable was still an active musician. On Tuesday, March 29, he worked a full day writing and proofreading the encore number for his Symphony Nova Scotia concert slated for November 2016..."