William (Bill) Liston (b. 3 November 1959) is an American composer, arranger, orchestrator and woodwind player.
Some of Bill’s motion picture credits as an arranger, orchestrator, or woodwind performer include: Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Toy Story III, The Princess and the Frog, Pirates Of The Caribbean I, Night At The Museum 2, Pink Panther 2, Horton Hears A Who, Swordfish, and Dude Where’s My Car.
Other writing credits include: Pageant of the Masters 2009-2018; over 90 projects for Blizzard Entertainment including the video games World of WarCraft, StarCraft II, Diablo, Hearthstone, and Overwatch; The 81st Academy Awards Show; The Gilmore Girls television show; over 80 variety shows for orchestra pre-recorded for Crystal, Celebrity, and Disney Cruise lines; music for Disneyland, California Adventure, Disney World and Epcot Center, Paris and Tokyo Disney; jingles for Accura, Dodge, Mazda, Volvo, Disney, Gucci, and McDonalds; and commissions for symphony and pops orchestras, wind ensemble, and jazz big band.
Works for Winds
- Ella: First Lady of Song
- Ellington Centennial Tribute for Wind Symphony
- Jazz Suite for Clarinet and Wind Orchestra (2002)
- Rogers and Hart Medley