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Merrill Kay Bradshaw
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Birth: Jun. 18, 1929
Death: Jul. 12, 2000

Latter Day Saint Composer

He was Composer-in-Residence and a Professor at Brigham Young University where he taught for 37 years. He was a key member of the National Composers Forum board, and as the first head of the Barlow Endowment for Musical Composition met with many revered conductors and composers from around the world.

His works include more than 200 compositions, ranging from simple songs and piano pieces to symphonies and oratorios. His top 10 compositions include:

* Fantasy for Clarinet and Piano
* The Restoration
* Three Psalms
* Christ Metaphors
* Peace Memorial
* Come Ye Disconsolate
* Four Mountain Sketches
* Violin Concerto
* Articles of Faith
* Homages: a Concerto for Viola and Small Orchestra

Awards and Honors:
1947: National Scholastic Magazines Composition Contest: Honorable Mention.
1954: Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society (Chapter President, 1966-67).
1956: Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honorary Society (one Graduate student per year inducted).
1958, 63, 68, 75, 77: BYU Research Incentives.
1967-68: Karl G. Maeser Creative and Research Award.
1969, 1983: BYU Forum Speaker.
1981: Distinguished Faculty Lecturer.
1984: Edgemont Stake Exemplary Manhood Award.
1984: Composer of the Year, Composer's Guild International.
1986: Phi Kappa Phi National Artist Award Nominee.
1992: College of Fine Arts Faculty Creativity Award.


 
 
Burial:
East Lawn Memorial Hills Cemetery
Provo
Utah County
Utah, USA
 
Created by: Bryan Chapman
Record added: Apr 17, 2011
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Merrill Kay Bradshaw
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Merrill Kay Bradshaw
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