William Bergsma


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(b Oakland, Calif., 1921; d Seattle, 1994). Amer. composer. On staff Juilliard Sch. 1946–63; Prof. Washington Univ., Seattle, from 1963, dir. 1963–71. Comps. incl. opera, The Wife of Martin Guerre (1955); ballet Paul Bunyan (1937); vn. conc. (1966); 2 syms.; The Voice of the Coelacanth (1980); and chamber mus.

From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.

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