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Gardner, Maurice

 Person

biographical statement

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.

Citation

Bach Cantatas, Website Apr. 15, 2011 (b. 1090; d. 2002; composer and violist; began writing music at the age of 6; He studied composition with Leopold Mannes at the Juilliard School and at 19; 40-year career as a composer for films, radio and television; 600 works; works for solo instruments, chamber ensembles, chorus, and orchestra; founding conductor and music director of the Great Neck Symphony; founded the Staff Music Publishing Co. and was the author of The Choral Reader and The Orchestrator's Handbook; After "retiring" to Florida, he resumed composing for the concert stage)

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Maurice Gardner musical works and papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 7796
Scope and Contents 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

Maurice Gardner awards, Approximately 1954-1995

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 7796 Series 2 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents This subseries contains awards presented to Maurice Gardner from The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers and The American Viola Society. Dated approximately 1954-1995.
Dates: Approximately 1954-1995

Maurice Gardner completed works, Approximately 1940-2001

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 7796 Series 1 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents This subseries contains manuscripts, scores and photocopies of Maurice Gardner's completed musical works. It also includes correspondence between Gardner and colleguges regarding his compositions along with newspaper clippings regarding his work. Dates range from approximately 1940-2001.
Dates: Approximately 1940-2001

Maurice Gardner musical sketches, date of production not identified

 Sub-Series — Box: 11, Folder: 7
Identifier: MSS 7796 Series 1 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents This subseries contains manuscripts of incomplete musical sketches and drafts composed by Maurice Gardner throughout his lifetime.
Dates: date of production not identified

Maurice Gardner musical works, Approximately 1940-2001

 Series
Identifier: MSS 7796 Series 1
Scope and Contents This series contains all of Maurice Gardner's musical works including his completed works from 1940-2001 along with his incomplete musical sketches and notes. Dated approximately 1940-2001.
Dates: Approximately 1940-2001

Maurice Gardner papers, Approximately 1954-2001

 Series
Identifier: MSS 7796 Series 2
Scope and Contents This series contains all of Maurice Gardner's papers including his awards and other materials such as photographs, promotional material, newspaper clippings, application forms, and audio recordings. Dated approximately 1954-2001.
Dates: Approximately 1954-2001

Maurice Gardner photographs, promotional material and other materials, Approximately 1986-2001

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 7796 Series 2 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents This subseries contains additional materials of Maurice Gardner's, including promotional material, newspaper clippings, applications, photographs and audio recordings. Dated approximately 1986-2001.
Dates: Approximately 1986-2001