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Brown, Newel Kay

Brown, Newel Kay, American composer and pedagogue; b. Salt Lake City, Feb. 29, 1932. He studied composition with Robertson at the Univ. of Utah (B.F.A., 1953; M.F.A., 1954) and with Hanson, Barlow, and Rogers at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y. (Ph.D., 1967). From 1961 to 1967 he taught at Centenary Coll. for Women at Hackettstown, N.J.; from 1967 to 1970 he was on the faculty of Henderson State Coll., Arkadelphia, Ark.; in 1970 he became prof, of composition at North Tex. State Univ. in Denton. As a member of the Mormon Church, he wrote a number of choral works which entered the permanent repertoire; his Mormon children’s choral work Hope They Call Me on a Mission (1968) was tr. into 17 languages.


Saxophone Sonata (1968); 4 Pieces for Flute and Clarinet (1968); Suite for 2 Trumpets (1968); Trombone Sonata (1969); Woodwind Quintet (1969); Hopkins Set for Baritone and Trombone (1971); Postures for Bass Trombone and Piano (1972); Glaser Set for Mezzo- soprano, Trumpet, Clarinet, and Piano (1974); Anagrams for Trumpet, Marimba, and Percussion (1977); Windart I for Tuba, Soprano, and Piano (1978) and II for Euphonium, 6 Clarinets, Vibraphone, and Percussion (1980); 4 Meditations for Bass Voice, Alto Saxophone, and Percussion (1981); numerous sacred songs and choruses.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

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