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Bradshaw, Merrill (Kay)

Bradshaw, Merrill (Kay)

Bradshaw, Merrill (Kay), American composer and pedagogue; b. Lyman, Wyo., June 18, 1929. He was educated at Brigham Young Univ. (A.B., 1954; M.A., 1955) and the Univ. of 111. (M.M., 1956; D.M.A., 1962). From 1957 he taught at Brigham Young Univ. As a member of the Mormon Church, he contributed a great deal to the formulation of classical Mormon music.

Works

DRAMATIC: musical:The Title of Liberty (1975). orch.: Piano Concerto (1955); 5 syms.: No. 1 (1957), No. 2 (1962), No. 3 (1967), No. 4 (1968), and No. 5 (1978; Auckland, New Zealand, July 4, 1979); Facets (1965); Feathers (1968); 4 Mountain Sketches (1974); Nocturnes and Revels (1974); Lovers and Liars (1976); Homages, viola concerto (Provo, July 14, 1979); Violin Concerto (Provo, March 5, 1981).chamber:Dialogue for Flute and Horn (1956); 2 string quartets (1957, 1969); Violin Sonata (1957); Suite for Viola (1967); Suite for Oboe and Piano (1966); Brass Quintet (1969); Nocturne for 2 Horns and Strings (1977). piano: 6 Bagatelles (1958); Moments (1968); 20 Mosaics (1972); 6 plus 4 for 10 Pianos (1976). vocal:The Restoration, oratorio (Provo, March 23, 1974); Love and Death, 4 Elizabethan Lyrics for Soprano, Viola, and Strings (Provo, Sept. 10, 1982); choruses; hymns; Psalms; ballads.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

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