Howard Boatwright


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(b Newport News, Virginia, 1918; d Syracuse, NY, 1999). Amer. composer. Teacher of mus. theory, Yale, 1948–64, dean of mus. sch., Syracuse Univ. from 1964. Works incl. The Woman of Trachis (1955), cl. qt. (1958), St Matthew Passion (1962), Canticle of the Sun (1963), Ship of Death (1966), 6 Prayers of Kierkegaard, sop., pf. (1978), Sonata, cl., pf. (1980), 5 Poems of Sylvia Plath, sop., pf. (1993), Nunc dimittis and Magnificat, SATB, org. (1997).

From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Music.

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