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The best American composers
9. Jay Ungar
Another New York born composer, Ungar is perhaps known for his Ashokan Farewell. It's a piece of music written as a farewell waltz for the annual Ashokan Fiddle & Dance Camps, that Ungar ran with his wife at at the Ashokan Reservoir lakefront campus in the state of New York. The tune was later used as the title theme of the 1990 US mini-series, The Civil War.