Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday in Provo for Merrill K. Bradshaw, 71, former composer in residence and John R. Halliday professor of music at Brigham Young University. He died July 12, 2000, in Lakeview Hospital, Bountiful.
The services for Mr. Bradshaw, who retired in 1994 after serving 37 years on the BYU faculty, will be held at 11 a.m. in the Edgemont 7th LDS Ward chapel, 555 E. 3230 North. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Berg Mortuary, 185 E. Center, Provo, and one hour before services Tuesday at the church. Burial will be at East Lawn Memorial Cemetery, 4800 N. 650 East, Provo.
During his work at BYU he composed more than 200 works, including piano selections and songs to symphonies and concertos to oratorios and pageants. The "Restoration" is his best-known work. His musical scores were performed by many symphony orchestras and choirs, including the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
Mr. Bradshaw was one of the first recipients of the Karl G. Maeser Research and Creativity Award and was selected as the Distinguished Faculty Lecturer in 1981. He was commissioned to produce a choral-orchestral work, "Christ Metaphors," for the Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research in Minneapolis. For two years he was chairman of the Faculty General Education Council and had twice addressed the BYU Forum assembly.
He was the author of widely published and quoted books, articles and reviews and recently completed work on a book, "The Creative Mind." He was involved in chartering and was a member of the board of the Barlow Endowment for Music Competition; directed the Barlow International competitions; was a founder of the Arts Council of Central Utah; and assisted with the State Institute of the Arts.
He served a Swiss-Austrian Mission; had served as a bishop, Scoutmaster and high councilor, and was a member of the Church Music Department.