Gerald Busby

The majority of Gerald Busby's compositions are song cycles, though he has also composed in the genres of ballet, opera, and film. Most of his music is self-published.

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About

A native of Tyler, Texas, Busby began his career as a textbook salesman. After sneaking into practice rooms at Colorado State University to composer music, he began music studies with Virgil Thompson after a fortuitous evening cooking for Thompson.

His film music for Robert Altman’s film Three Women is one of his best known works.

He has been a resident of New York’s Chelsea Hotel since 1977.

–Christie Finn

Source: Scott Guinn

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Recordings

Music of Gerald Busby

(Gerald Busby)

2005

To The Soul - Poetry Of Walt Whitman

(Ernst Bacon, Leonard Bernstein, Henry Burleigh, Gerald Busby, Philip Dalmas, Charles Ives, Charles Naginski, Ned Rorem, Robert Strassburg, Michael Tilson Thomas, Kurt Weill, Elinor Remick Warren and Walt Whitman)

1997

Songs

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