Clifton Williams (composer)
| birth_place = Traskwood, Arkansas
| occupation = Composer
| instrument = Piano, French horn, mellophone
| death_date =
| death_place = Miami, Florida
| genre = Symphonic music
[James] Clifton Williams, Jr.
(26 March 1923 Traskwood, Arkansas
— 12 February 1976 Miami, Florida
) was an American composer, pianist, French hornist, mellophonist, music theorist, conductor, and teacher. Williams was known by symphony patrons as a virtuoso French hornist with the symphony orchestras of Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Houston, Oklahoma City, Austin, and San Antonio. The young composer was honored with performances of ''Peace, A Tone Poem'' and ''A Southwestern Overture'' by the Houston and Oklahoma City symphony orchestras, respectively. He remains widely known as one of America's accomplished composers for the wind ensemble and band repertory.
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