Will Gay Bottje

Biography

Born in 1925 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Will Gay Bottje (1925-2018) was a graduate of the Juilliard School (Bachelor of Music in flute performance and Master of Music in composition) where he studied composition with Vittorio Giannini. He went on to pursue studies at the Eastman School of Music where he was a pupil of Bernard Rogers and Howard Hanson. From Eastman he earned a Doctor of Musical Arts in Composition, the second such degree to be awarded to a student from any institution. He also studied composition privately with Nadia Boulanger in Paris, and was a pupil of Henk Badings at the University of Utrecht's electronic music studio.

From 1957–1981 Bottje taught on the music faculty at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois. There he founded and directed SIU's electronic music studio.

 

ACE Publications

230 title(s)
Composer Title SCORING/INSTRUMENTATION Year
Will Gay Bottje ACCIDENTALLY ON PURPOSE voice, fl, bsn
Will Gay Bottje Alice of Wonderfarm Goes to the Races pf, narrator
Will Gay Bottje ALTGELD,Opera Orchestra and tape
Will Gay Bottje BAKER'S DOZEN (13 inventions in 22ET Tuning)
synth
Will Gay Bottje BALLAD SINGER, THE (Orch) 2/picc-1-2-bcl-1, 3-3-3-1, timp, perc, str
Will Gay Bottje BANDYINGS (Gt & Bsn) gtr, bsn
Will Gay Bottje BRIEF ACQUAINTANCES (Ob, Cl, Vcl) ob,cl,vcl
Will Gay Bottje BRIEF CANDLES 1 (Fl & Guit) fl, gtr
Will Gay Bottje BRIEF CANDLES 2 Flute, Guitar
Will Gay Bottje CANTATA FOR THE 53rd SUNDAY satb, sop, alt, ten, keybd, vln or fl or ob (as oblig)
Will Gay Bottje Capriccio for Two Trumpets, Strings, and Percussion 2 trumpets, strings, percussion
Will Gay Bottje Carol (fr. Wind in the Willows) SATB & Orch or Keyb SATB & Orch or Keybd
Will Gay Bottje CASE IS NEW, THE SSAA with keyb. ssaa,pf or org
Will Gay Bottje CASUALS(17ET TUNING) Synth,must be tuneable
Will Gay Bottje CELESTIAL MOTIONS 2fl, tape
Will Gay Bottje CHACONNE WITH FUGUE (Pf 4-hnds)
pf, 4hands
Will Gay Bottje CHAMBER CONCERTO FOR OBOE, BASSOON, SMALL ORCHESTRA - Piano Reduction oboe, bassoon, piano
ob solo,bsn solo, ch orch:2-0-2/bcl-0,2-1-1-0,perc,str
Will Gay Bottje Chamber Symphony fl,cl,bsn,trpt,hn,perc,pno,solo string quintet
Will Gay Bottje CHAMELIONS vln, vc
Will Gay Bottje CHIAROSCUROS 3picc, 1ehn, 3,bcl, 3sax, cbsn, 4-3-2btbn-1, pf, perc, str
Will Gay Bottje Chorale and Allegro(4 trps) 4 tpt
Will Gay Bottje COMMENTARIES( Guitar & Chamber Orch) gtr solo&ch orch: 1-1-1-bcl-1,1-1-0-0,perc,2-1-1-1
Will Gay Bottje CONCERT MUSIC( E Hn or Alt Sax, keyb or str. qt) ehn or a sax & str qrt or pf red
Will Gay Bottje CONCERT PIECE vln, tape
Will Gay Bottje Concertato for Piano and Wind Quintet pf, ww quint

Additional Works

Published by NEW UNICORN MUSIC COMPANY

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  • CONTRASTS for Band

Published by MUSIC FOR PERCUSSION INC

  • MALLETS

Published by ROBERT KING MUSIC CO

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