- Approximately 1940-2001
- Gardner, Maurice (Person)
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11 boxes (5.5 linear ft.)
1 oversize boxes (1.66 linear ft.)
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.
2. Maurice Gardner papers, 1954-2001.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- Register of Maurice Gardner musical works and papers
- Brian Fletcher
- 2011 April 28
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