Maurice Gardner musical works and papers

Maurice Gardner musical works and papers

Dates: Approximately 1940-2001

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.

  • Extent: 10 boxes (5 linear ft.). -- 2 oversize boxes (3.32 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Gardner, Maurice
  • Call Number: MSS 7796
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; Music Special Collections; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Open to public research.
Languages and Scripts
This collection is organized into two series: 1. Maurice Gardner musical works, 1940-2001. 2. Maurice Gardner papers, 1954-2001.
Conditions of 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.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 7796; Maurice Gardner musical works and papers; Primrose International Viola Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following Citations: MSS 7796, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Maurice Gardner's son circa 1997.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Maurice Gardner's son; approximately 1997.
Subject Terms
Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Music; Music--Manuscripts; Gardner, Maurice
Genre / Form
Photographs; Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.); Awards; Scores; Photocopies; Promotional materials; CD-ROMs; Letters
Processing Information
Processed; Brian Fletcher; April 2011.
Appraisal Information
Prominent Violinist, (Section IV Primrose International Viola Archive Collection Development Policy January 2011).
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Finding Aid Title
Gardner (Maurice) musical works and papers
Finding Aid Author
Brian Fletcher
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This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2015-06-02 15:29:24 -0600.
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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.

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