Philip Bezanson

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1 BRASS SEXTET (1974)
hn(2),tpt(2),tbn(2)

2 CAPRICCIO CONCERTANTE (1967)
2/PIC-2-2- BCL-2, 2-2-3-0,timp,perc,str

3 CONCERTINO (1969)
ob & str orch(2-1-1-1)

4 CONTRASTS (1966)
med voice, pf

5 DIES DOMINI MAGNUS (1971)
satb, 2 hn, 2tpt,2tbn,tb,timp

6 DIVERTIMENTO (1964)
org, tpt(2),tbn(2), timp

7 DUO (1965)
vcl, pf

8 FOUR BAGATELLES (1969)
Violin, piano

10 MEMORY (1975)
SATB, horn (4), strings (4-2-2-1)

11 PETITE SUITE (1973)
Flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone

12 PIANO SONATINA (1951)
Piano

13 PIANO TRIO (1963)
Violin, cello, piano

14 RONDO-PRELUDE (1954)
Flute (2), oboe (2), clarinet (2), bass clarinet, bassoon (2), contrabassoon, horn (4), trumpet (3), trombone (3), tuba (1), timpani, strings

15 SINFONIA CONCERTANTE, for Orch (1971)
Flute/piccolo, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet (2), trombone, tuba, timpani, percussion, piano, strings

16 SONATA FOR PIANO (1951)
Piano

17 SONATA FOR VIOLIN AND PIANO, SECOND (1953)
Violin, piano

18 SONATINA FOR CLARINET & PIANO (1960)
Clarinet, piano

19 SONGS OF INNOCENCE (1959)
(high)voice, & cham orch: 1-1-1-1,2-0-0-0, str

20 STRING TRIO (1953)
Violin, viola, cello

21 THAT TIME MAY CEASE AND MIDNIGHT NEVER COME (1968)
Baritone, piano (or organ)

22 THAT TIME MAY CEASE AND MIDNIGHT NEVER COME (1968)
Bar, pic, 2fl, 2ob, eh, ebCl, 2Bbcl, bscl, cbcl, 2bsn, cbsn, 4hn, 3tpt, 3tbn, tba, perc
Baritone voice, piccolo, flute (2), oboe (2), english horn, Eb clarinet, Bb clarinet (2), bass clarinet, contrabass clarinet, bassoon (2), contrabassoon, horn (4), trumpet (3), trombone (3), tuba (1), percussion

23 TRIO (1966)
Clarinet, horn, piano

24 WESTERN CHILD (1957)
Opera: SAT x3, SATB choir, flute (2), oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn (2), trumpet (2), trombone (2), timpani (3), strings

25 WOODWIND QUINTET (Homage to Great Americans) (1958)
Flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn

26 WORD OF LOVE, THE (Song Cycle) (1956)
Tenor, piano

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Biography: 

Philip Bezanson (January 6, 1916March 11, 1975) was an American composer and educator. Born in Athol, Massachusetts, he graduated from Yale University School of music in 1940 and after war services enrolled in the graduate program of composition at the State University of Iowa were he joined its faculty eight years later. In 1951 he received his Ph.D. and later became head of composition. He was made a professor in 1961. Dr. Bezanson studied composition with David Stanley Smith, Richard Donovan and Philip Greely Clapp.

A prolific and productive composer, Bezanson won several prestigious awards and received commissions from amongst others Dimitri Mitropoulos, namely a piano concerto in 1952. His most famous work is perhaps the opera "Golden Child" written in 1960 to a libretto by Paul Engle and first performed on television on the Hallmark Theatre. Several of his vocal and choral works use texts by Engle as well.

His notable students included Olly Wilson, M. William Karlins, and James Yannatos.