Barney Childs


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(b Spokane, 1926; d Redlands, CA, 2000).

Amer. composer. Taught Eng. at Univ. of Arizona 1956–65. Dean, Deep Springs Coll., Calif., 1965–9. Prof. of comp., Univ. of Redlands 1976–92. Works had strong influence on Amer. avant‐garde. Comps. incl. 2 syms.; 8 str. qts.; 5 wind quartets; 2 vn. sonatas; ca. conc.; cl. conc.; When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd, soloists, ch., band (1971); hn. octet; timp. conc.; and works involving elec. and tape. His Couriers of the Crimson Dawn (1977) is ‘for any instr.’.

Subjects: Music.

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