Clifton Williams "The Sinfonians"  

J. Clifton Williams, Beta Omega (Louisiana State) '46, was a noted and revered composer of the 20th century. His works include several well-known orchestral and band works. He first achieved prominence in 1955, when he won the American Bandmasters Association's inaugural composition award for original band literature. He went on to win it the following year as well, before launching a successful career in both composition and education.

For brothers, his best known work is undoubtedly "The Sinfonians." The piece, commissioned by the Fraternity, is a concert band fanfare that is set with motifs from Sinfonian songs. Brothers will recognize the arrangement for men's chorus in our songbooks, titled "Men of Song."

Below is video of the 2006 Convention, where the Sinfonia Wind Ensemble performed the piece along with a choir of brothers who were in attendance. Since the video is incomplete, a full version of the choral arrangement has also been included.