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Alan Abel
Alan Abel performing in 2015
Alan Abel performing in 2015
Background information
Born 1928
Hobart, Indiana
Died April 25, 2020
Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
Genres classical music
Occupation(s) percussionist
Instruments triangle, snare drum, bass drum
Years active 1951-2020
Associated acts

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.

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

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