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Alan Abel (musician)

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Alan Abel
Alan Abel performing in 2015
Alan Abel performing in 2015
Background information
Hobart, Indiana
DiedApril 25, 2020
Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
Genresclassical music
Instrumentstriangle, snare drum, bass drum
Years active1951-2020

Alan Abel (1928 – April 25, 2020) was an American percussionist, music educator, and inventor. He was the Associate Principal Percussionist of the Philadelphia Orchestra from 1959 until his retirement in 1997. He taught at Temple University beginning in 1972. [1]

Abel died on April 25, 2020 from COVID-19.[2]


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  1. "Alan Abel, Percussion". PCMS Concerts. Retrieved 2020-04-25.
  2. "April 25, 2020". CaringBridge. Retrieved 2020-04-25.