Summary: world-renowned classical music composer whose compositions had thousands of performances by hundreds of orchestras in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia, Latin America, and Africa, whose repertoire is notable for its colorful and idiomatic orchestration and an exceptionally accessible personal style combining the classical idiom with a recognizable influence of popular American musical language.
Cause of Death: Suicide by unknown method
Born: January 25, 1945
Died: March 1, 2009
Location: Greensboro, North Carolina