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 Sleeves --Variations for Clarinet & Piano -
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Will Gay Bottje Saugatuck Trio(Vla, Vcl, |Pn) -
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Will Gay Bottje Carol (fr. Wind in the Willows) SATB & Orch or Keyb SATB & Orch or Keybd
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Will Gay Bottje Tip 'o the Hat, for Vln & Piano Violin & Piano
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Will Gay Bottje SONATA FOR CELLO & PIANO NO.4 vc, pf
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Will Gay Bottje Homages for Saxophone & Piano Alto Sax, Piano
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Will Gay Bottje Chamber Symphony fl,cl,bsn,trpt,hn,perc,pno,solo string quintet
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Will Gay Bottje String Quartet Nr. 9 2 violins, viola, cello
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Will Gay Bottje TRIO SONATA NO.2 (2 Flutes & Keyb.) 2 fl, pf
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Will Gay Bottje Quartet for Horn and Strings Horn, Violin, Viola, Cello
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Will Gay Bottje Quartet Nr. 2 for Saxophones soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone saxophones
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Will Gay Bottje Fantasia for Flute, Cello & Piano Flute, Cello, Piano
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Will Gay Bottje Sonata Nr. 2 for Violin and Piano vln, pno
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Will Gay Bottje Three in Three Quarters piano four hands
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Will Gay Bottje SONATA NR. 2 FOR VIOLA & PIANO vla, pf
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Will Gay Bottje Fanfares (11), for brass quartet brass quartet
2tpt, tbn, bass tbn or tba
Will Gay Bottje Quintet for Clarinet and Strings Clarinet in Bb, 2 Violins, Viola, and Cello
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Will Gay Bottje Quintet for Strings 2 violin, 2 viola, cello
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Will Gay Bottje Snap Shots(Clar., Bsn.& Piano) Clarinet, Bassoon, and Piano
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Will Gay Bottje String Quartet Nr. 8 2 violins, 2 violas
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Will Gay Bottje Trio for Clarinet, Violin, and Piano cl, vln, pno
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Will Gay Bottje Two for the Show(Brass Quintet) 2 trpts, hn, trmb, tuba
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Will Gay Bottje String Quartet Nr. 7 violin, viola, cello, double bass
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Will Gay Bottje BRIEF CANDLES 2 Flute, Guitar
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Will Gay Bottje Quintet for Piano and Strings Piano and String Quartet
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Additional Works

Published by NEW UNICORN MUSIC COMPANY

  • HEXADS for Organ
  • CONTRASTS for Band

Published by MUSIC FOR PERCUSSION INC

  • MALLETS

Published by ROBERT KING MUSIC CO

  • SYMPHONIC ALLEGRO