Patrick Williams

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Birthday
23, 1939
Birthplace
Missouri
Death Date
Jul 25, 2018 (79)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
23, 1939
Birthplace
Missouri
Death Date
Jul 25, 2018 (79)

About

Composer known for epic, sprawling orchestral pieces like 1986's "Gulliver". He was one of the first popular composers to successfully fuse jazz and classical styles.

Before Fame

He attended Duke University, where he headed the student band Duke Ambassadors.

Trivia

His piece "An American Concerto", considered his masterpiece by some, was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.

Family Life

He had children named Patrick, Elizabeth, and Greer with his wife Catherine.

Associated With

His famous "Gulliver" piece features narration by M*A*S*H* creator Larry Gelbart.