- Raoul F. Camus
(b Spokane, WA, Sept 1, 1923; d Oceanside, CA, Oct 21, 1996). American composer, arranger, and conductor. He began studying piano at the age of eight, trumpet at ten, and wrote his first composition, a work for band, while a senior in high school. During World War II he wrote arrangements for army bands, and after the war worked as a dance-band arranger and studied composition with Castelnuovo-Tedesco. He received degrees in music (BM ...