Osborne, Willson William 4.apr.1906-aug.1979 USA Michigan, Ann Arbor - Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
1905 after their marriage his parents were rooming in Lansing Michigan, by 1910 they had settled in nearby Hastings, but in 1937 he claimed he was born in Ann Arbor, 1920 he resided with his parents in Arenac and 1930 in Oceola, 1931 studied composition and music theory with Ross Lee Finney at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, 1931-1935 residing at 510 Brower Street in Ann Arbor Ypsilanti, studied with Paul Hindemith at Yale University in New Haven Connecticut, 1938 residing at 99 High Street and 1940-1945 as writer at 44 Myrtle Street in Springfield Massachusetts, 1948-1952 residing in North Easton Massachusetts, 1950-1958 as teacher music theory and composition at the Settlement Music School in Philadelphia residing at 1211 Locust Street, 1954-1965 as editor/arranger employed by Theodore Presser Co. in Bryn Mawr Pennsylvania ; son of superintendant public school/salesman schoolbooks/farmer Morley Ernest Osborn (Canada 22.feb.1874-a1940 ?Michigan, Oceola) and Edith M (Michigan 1877-a1940 ?Michigan, Oceola) ; 1939 he married librarian Margaret B (New York 6.jul.1907-oct.1974 Philadelphia)

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Rhapsody for bassoon. Philadelphia 1952
originally titled Study for bassoon
dedicated to the bassoonist Sol Schoenbach
pub as versions for bassoon solo and clarinet solo, C. F. Peters, New York / London 1958
Akio Koyama. NCA 9712834

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