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Boutelje, Phil
Theirs Be the Glory; Sea Cycle. Operetta, Tlie Willow Plate; and other choral works including several prize winners: The Sea Gods Daugliter; Onawa; a cantata, The Vision of Sir Launfal; Arethusa; Tuscan Cypress; Day; The Conqueror Worm; Freed-mans Song; To Thee; Wisconsin; Joy (NFMC Award 1942). Address: Estate, c/o ASCAP.
Borowski, Felix, composer; b. Burton, England, March 10, 1872. ASCAP 1940. Studied under private tutors; graduated from Cons, at Cologne, specializing in violin, piano, and com­position. To U.S. 1897. Became di­rector of Department of Composition and lecturer on History of Music at Chicago Musical Coll. 1897 to 1916; president of same 1916-25 when he resigned; superintendent of Civic Music Assn. of Chicago 1926-32; professor of musicology at North­western Univ. 1932-42. Has written program notes for the Chicago Symph. Orch. (formerly the Theo­dore Thomas Orch.) since 1908 and has been music critic for various newspapers. Now music editor of Chicago Sun-Times. Works for orch.: three symphonies; Elegie Sympho-nique; Peintures; Le Printemps; Pas-sionne; Fantasie-Overture, Youth; tone poem, Semiramis; piano con­certo; Ecce Homo, tone poem; Re­quiem for a Child; three ballets, three string quartets; violin, piano, and or­gan solos and songs. Co-author of Standard Concert Guide and The Standard Operas. Home: 36 Bellevue PI., Chicago, 111.
Botsford, George, composer, b. Sioux Falls, S.D., Feb. 24, 1874; d. New York, N.Y., Feb. 11, 1949. ASCAP 1914 (charter member). Musical from childhood; several years musical director, stage productions. Songs: "Grizzly Bear"; "Sailing Down the Chesapeake Bay"; "Black and White Rag"; "Pride of the Prairie"; "Honey-
moon Bells"; "Sahara Butterfly"; "Back to Dixie Land"; "Silvery Bells"; "Traveling (Iowa Corn Song) ; "When Big Profundo Sang Low C." Address: Estate, c/o ASCAP.
Bourdon, Rosario, composer, cellist, conductor, radio and recording artist; b. Montreal, Canada, March 8, 1889. ASCAP 1938. At seven began cello with Dubois, Montreal; first award Acad, de Musique de Quebec. To Europe for advanced studies, Royal Cons, of Ghent, cello with Jos. Jacob; chamber music, Albert Beyer, theory and solfeggio, Oscar Roels and Adolphe Bogeart; harmony, Alphone d'Hulst; fugue and counterpoint, Paul Lebrun. Won first prize at Cons, for cello and chamber music. Con-certized in Europe three years, return­ing to Canada for concert tour throughout Quebec. At sixteen cellist with Cincinnati Symph. Orch.; soloist Quebec Festival 1903; four years cellist Philadelphia Symph. Orch.; first cellist and assistant conductor St. Paul Orch.; organized St. Paul String Quartet. Musical director and cellist for Victor 1911-31; radio debut 1923, RCA Victor Orch. 1925-36 conducted orch. for film recordings. Doctor of Music, Univ. of Montreal, 1944. Works: Ginger Snaps; Dance Bagatelle; Chinese Lament; Through the Line; Love's Luttahy; March Automatic; Blue Grass; Nina. Home: New York, N.Y. Address: c/o ASCAP.
Boutelje, Phil, composer; b. Phila­delphia, Pa., Aug. 6, 1895. ASCAP 1930. Educ: Philadelphia Music Acad., pupil of Richard and Camille Zeckwer; harmony and composition with Wassili Leps; piano with John Thompson. Began teaching piano in youth; member of Paul Whiteman's Orch., pianist and arranger. During World War I, Music Director Liberty Theater, also Bandmaster 311th Di­vision Field Artillery. Two govern­ment citations (1944-45) for patriotic

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