Jerry H. Bilik
Jerry H. Bilik (b. 7 October 1933 New Rochelle, N.Y.) is an American composer and arranger.
A musical virtuoso by the age of 13, Bilik composed more than 50 pieces of music, which run the gamut from popular ballads to marches. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan (1955, BM, music education; 1961, MM, composition) where he rose from the position of 17th chair trombone in the marching band to become their chief composer and arranger (1955-1958. He also studied with Tibor Serly, who had been a student of Béla Bartók, and taught at his alma mater and at Wayne State University.
Bilik has worked with many popular artists, including Danny Kaye, Dick Van Dyke, Leonard Bernstein, Barbra Streisand, and Neil Diamond. He has arranged music for several television series, including Starsky and Hutch and Charlie's Angels.
He serves as vice president of creative development for Disney on Ice, having arranged all the music for the Disney on Ice shows, which he also writes and directs.
Works for Winds
- American Civil War Fantasy (1961)
- American Variations (1970)
- The Band Played On (1970?)
- Block M (1955)
- Concertino for Alto Saxophone and Band (1974)
- John Denver: A Symphonic Portrait (as arranger) (1998)
- The Line (2000)
- Ogden Nash Suite (1959)
- Overture Alfresco (1987)
- Rhapsody on Russian Folk Songs (1961)
- Suite Italienne
- Symphony for Band (1972)
- The Twelve Days of Christmas (1963)
- Jerry Bilik website Accessed 20 August 2020