Adams, Byron (b Atlanta, Ga., 1955). Amer. composer, conductor, and teacher. Ass. Prof., Univ. of Calif., Riverside, from 1987; lect., Cornell Univ., 1985–7. Comps. incl. quintet, pf. and str. (1979); conc. for tpt. and str. (1983); sonata, tpt. and pf. (1983); vn. conc. (1984); Go, Lovely Rose, male vv. (1984); Missa Brevis (1988); 3 Epitaphs (1988).
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