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Maurice Gardner musical works and papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 7796
This collection includes Maurice Gardner's musical works, which consist of his original music scores, manuscripts, printed scores, photocopies, and sketches. The collection also includes his correspondence, photographs, awards, promotional material, audio recordings, applications, and news clippings. Dated approximately 1940-2001.

Dates

  • Approximately 1940-2001

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Open to public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.Permission to publish material from the Maurice Gardner musical works and papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Extent

11 boxes (5.5 linear ft.)

1 oversize boxes (1.66 linear ft.)

Biographical History

Maurice Gardner (1909-2002) was an acclaimed violist and composer from New York.

He began writing music at the age of 6. At age 19 he studied at Juilliard under the direction of Leopold Mannes. He had a 40 year career as a free lance composer for film, radio, and television. During this time he wrote over 600 works that also included works for instrument solos, chamber ensembles, chorus, and orchestra. He founded the Great Neck Symphony and the Staff Music Publishing Company. He was the author of the Choral Reader and The Orchestrator's Handbook. He retired in 1970 in Florida where he continued to write music till his death in 2002.

Arrangement

This collection is organized into two series: 1. Maurice Gardner musical works, 1940-2001.

2. Maurice Gardner papers, 1954-2001.

Custodial History

Donated by Maurice Gardner's son circa 1997.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Maurice Gardner's son; approximately 1997.

Appraisal

Prominent Violinist, (Section IV Primrose International Viola Archive Collection Development Policy January 2011).

Processing Information

Processed; Brian Fletcher; April 2011.
Title
Register of Maurice Gardner musical works and papers
Status
completed
Author
Brian Fletcher
Date
2011 April 28
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

Contact:
1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States