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David Earl Holt | Music Library

By Cynthia Beard and Maristella Feustle

Collection Overview

Title: David Earl HoltAdd to your cart.
ID: 06/033
Primary Creator: Holt, David Earl (1928-2009)
Extent: 6.0 Boxes
Subjects: Big bands, Popular music.

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Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection consists of six boxes of original compositions, arrangements, correspondence, photographs from Holt's career as a trombonist, and assorted sound recordings and media files.

Biographical Note

Composer and performer David Earl Holt toured with the big bands of Tommy Dorsey, Gene Krupa, Sonny Dunham, Dean Hudson, Tony Pastor, and Victor Lombardo in the 1940s before eventually becoming the director of the Austin Public Libraries.  After his retirement, Holt began composing wind band music, and he resumed playing the trombone. 

A complete obituary may be found via Legacy.com.

Subject/Index Terms

Administrative Information

Repository: Music Library
Access Restrictions: Access to this collection is provided only by special arrangement. Please contact the Music Library for more information.
Use Restrictions: Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Music Library. Copyright restrictions may apply.
Physical Access Note: Collection is housed in remote storage. Advance notice for use is required. Please contact the Music Library for further information.

Box and Folder Listing

Browse by Box:


Box 1Add to your cart.
 
Folder 1: April EveAdd to your cart.
Score and parts, extra trombone parts.
Folder 2: BobbyAdd to your cart.
Score and parts .
Folder 3: Brass Band BoogieAdd to your cart.
Score and parts.
Folder 4: Centex SuiteAdd to your cart.
Score and parts (strings only, no piano).
Folder 5: Centex SuiteAdd to your cart.
Additional scores.
Folder 6: Centex SuiteAdd to your cart.
Additional parts (strings).
Folder 7: Happy Day BluesAdd to your cart.
Parts.
Folder 8: Hurly BurlyAdd to your cart.
Score.
Folder 9: Hurly BurlyAdd to your cart.
Parts, first set.
Folder 10: Hurly BurlyAdd to your cart.
Parts, second set.
Folder 11: March With A TwistAdd to your cart.
Score and parts.
Folder 12: March With A TwistAdd to your cart.
3 additional copies of score.
Folder 13: N.G. 23 RockAdd to your cart.
Score and parts.
Folder 14: Pecan Street ParadeAdd to your cart.
Score, reduced score, parts.
Folder 15: Pecan Street ParadeAdd to your cart.
Score, 2 copies.
Folder 16: Pecan Street ParadeAdd to your cart.
Score, 3 copies.
Folder 17: Pecan Street Parade Parts, unorganized pagesAdd to your cart.
Parts, unorganized pages.
Folder 18: Riverside GlideAdd to your cart.
Parts, 2 copies of score.
Folder 19: Sabers and SambasAdd to your cart.
5 copies of score.
Folder 20: Sabers and SambasAdd to your cart.
Parts.
Folder 21: Sabers and SambasAdd to your cart.
Parts, additional pages, unorganized.
Folder 22: Salsa MargaritaAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 23: Satellite (Saddle Light)Add to your cart.
Score and parts, first set.
Folder 24: Satellite (Saddle Light)Add to your cart.
Score and parts, second set.
Folder 25: Weep No MoreAdd to your cart.
Score and 2 sets of parts (copy of manuscript, computer-generated).
Box 2Add to your cart.
 
Folder 1: A Beauty TreatmentAdd to your cart.
Score and parts.
Biographical / Historical Note: Composer: Marilyn Rucker
Folder 2: Brown BettyAdd to your cart.
Manuscript parts and photocopies.
Biographical / Historical Note: Composer: Elliot Lawrence
Folder 3: Brown BettyAdd to your cart.
Score and parts.
Biographical / Historical Note: Composer: Elliot Lawrence
Folder 4: CrazyAdd to your cart.
Score and parts.
Biographical / Historical Note: Composer: Willie Nelson
Folder 5: A Foggy DayAdd to your cart.
Manuscript score and parts.
Biographical / Historical Note: Composers: George and Ira Gershwin
Folder 6: A Foggy DayAdd to your cart.
Score and parts.
Biographical / Historical Note: Composers: George and Ira Gershwin
Folder 7: How About You?Add to your cart.
Score, 2 copies.
Biographical / Historical Note: Composers: Burton Lane, Ralph Freed
Folder 8: I Can't Get StartedAdd to your cart.
Score and parts, second copy of score.
Biographical / Historical Note: Composers: Ira Gershwin, Vernon Duke
Folder 9: I'll Be Seeing YouAdd to your cart.
Score and parts, 2 sets.
Biographical / Historical Note: Composers: Sammy Fain, Irving Kahal
Folder 10: I'll Be Seeing YouAdd to your cart.
Additional score and parts.
Biographical / Historical Note: Composers: Sammy Fain, Irving Kahal
Folder 11: I'm Beginning to See the LightAdd to your cart.
Score and parts.
Biographical / Historical Note: Composers: Duke Ellington, Don George, Johnny Hodges, Harry James
Folder 12: I'll Never Smile AgainAdd to your cart.
Score and parts, 2 sets.
Biographical / Historical Note: Composer: Ruth Lowe
Folder 13: I'll Never Smile AgainAdd to your cart.
2 additional scores, 1 set of parts.
Biographical / Historical Note: Composer: Ruth Lowe
Folder 14: I Remember YouAdd to your cart.
Score and parts.
Biographical / Historical Note: Composers: Victor Schertzinger, Johnny Mercer
Folder 15: Little Suede ShoesAdd to your cart.
Parts.
Biographical / Historical Note: Composer: Charlie Parker
Folder 16: Long Ago and Far AwayAdd to your cart.
Score, 5 copies.
Biographical / Historical Note: Composers: Jerome Kern, Ira Gershwin
Folder 17: Love on a Greyhound BusAdd to your cart.
Voice part only.
Biographical / Historical Note: Composers: Ralph Blane, Kay Thompson, George Stoll
Folder 18: Medley of "I'lls"Add to your cart.
Parts. Includes  "I'll Never Smile Again," "I'll Remember April," "I'll Be Seeing You."
Folder 19: Medley (The Party's Over, I'll See You in My Dreams)Add to your cart.
Score and parts, 2 sets.
Folder 20: Midnight SunAdd to your cart.
Parts.
Biographical / Historical Note: Composers: Lionel Hampton, Sonny Burke, Johnny Mercer
Folder 21: My Dragon's DyingAdd to your cart.
Score and parts.
Biographical / Historical Note: Composer: Marilyn Rucker
Folder 22: The Nearness of YouAdd to your cart.
Score and parts.
Biographical / Historical Note: Composers: Hoagy Carmichael, Ned Washington
Folder 23: O Come, All Ye FaithfulAdd to your cart.
Score and parts, 2 sets.
Folder 24: On the Sunny Side of the StreetAdd to your cart.
Voice-piano part only.
Biographical / Historical Note: Composers: Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields
Folder 25: Orange Colored SkyAdd to your cart.
Score.
Biographical / Historical Note: Composers: Milton DeLugg, Willie Stein
Folder 26: Our Love Is Here To StayAdd to your cart.
Manuscript score.
Biographical / Historical Note: Composers: George and Ira Gershwin
Folder 27: Pick Yourself UpAdd to your cart.
Score and parts.
Biographical / Historical Note: Composers: Jerome Kern, Dorothy Fields
Folder 28: Someone To Watch Over MeAdd to your cart.
Score and parts, 2 sets.
Biographical / Historical Note: Composers: George and Ira Gershwin
Folder 29: StardustAdd to your cart.
Score.
Biographical / Historical Note: Composers: Hoagy Carmichael, Mitchell Parish
Folder 30: Sweet LorraineAdd to your cart.
Score, 2 copies.
Biographical / Historical Note: Composers: Cliff Burwell, Mitchell Parish
Folder 31: Sweet LorraineAdd to your cart.
Score, 3 additional copies.
Biographical / Historical Note: Composers: Cliff Burwell, Mitchell Parish
Folder 32: Sweet LorraineAdd to your cart.
Parts, unorganized extra pages.
Biographical / Historical Note: Composers: Cliff Burwell, Mitchell Parish
Folder 33: Teach Me TonightAdd to your cart.
Score and parts.
Biographical / Historical Note: Composers: Gene De Paul, Sammy Cahn
Folder 34: Trombone quartet arrangementsAdd to your cart.
Scores and parts.
Folder 35: UnforgettableAdd to your cart.
Score and parts.
Biographical / Historical Note: Composer: Irving Gordon
Folder 36: The Very Thought of YouAdd to your cart.
Score and parts, 2 sets.
Biographical / Historical Note: Composer: Ray Noble
Folder 37: Waltz Across TexasAdd to your cart.
Score and parts, 2 sets.
Biographical / Historical Note: Composer: Ernest Tubb
Folder 38: We'll Be Together AgainAdd to your cart.
Manuscript score and parts.
Biographical / Historical Note: Composers: Carl T. Fischer, Frankie Laine
Folder 39: We Three KingsAdd to your cart.
Parts.
Biographical / Historical Note: Composer: Rev. John Henry Hopkins
Folder 40: When You're SmilingAdd to your cart.
Score.
Biographical / Historical Note: Composers: Larry Shay,  Mark Fisher, Joe Goodwin
Folder 41: You'd Be So Nice to Come Home ToAdd to your cart.
Score, parts, additional copy of score.
Biographical / Historical Note: Composer: Cole Porter
Folder 42: You Took Advantage of MeAdd to your cart.
Score.
Biographical / Historical Note: Composers: Richard Rodges, Lorenz Hart
Box 3Add to your cart.
 
Folder 1: How About You?Add to your cart.
 
Folder 2: I'll Never Smile AgainAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 3: Long Ago and Far AwayAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 4: March With A TwistAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 5: N.G. 23 RockAdd to your cart.
2 scores.
Folder 6: N.G. 23 RockAdd to your cart.
Score and parts, 2 sets.
Box 4Add to your cart.
 
Folder 1: Orange Colored SkyAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 2: Pecan Street ParadeAdd to your cart.
Parts, set 1 (organized).
Folder 3: Pecan Street ParadeAdd to your cart.
Parts, set 2 (unorganized).
Folder 4: Riverside GlideAdd to your cart.
Mixed-size parts.
Folder 5: Sabers and SambasAdd to your cart.
Parts, set 1 (organized).
Folder 6: Sabers and SambasAdd to your cart.
Parts, set 2 (unorganized).
Folder 7: Sabers and SambasAdd to your cart.
Parts, set 3 (unorganized).
Folder 8: Sabers and SambasAdd to your cart.
Parts, set 4 (unorganized).
Folder 9: Sweet LorraineAdd to your cart.
Parts, set 1 (complete, organized).
Folder 10: Sweet LorraineAdd to your cart.
Parts, set 2 (incomplete, unorganized).
Folder 11: You Took Advantage of MeAdd to your cart.
Parts.
Box 5Add to your cart.
 
Folder 1: 1947 December 5-10Add to your cart.
 
Folder 2: 1948 January 2-February 17Add to your cart.
 
Folder 3: 1948 March 10-April 16Add to your cart.
 
Folder 4: 1948 May 4-June 28Add to your cart.
 
Folder 5: 1948 July 2-August 28Add to your cart.
 
Folder 6: 1948 September 1-30Add to your cart.
 
Folder 7: 1948 October 1-31Add to your cart.
 
Folder 8: 1948 November 1-December 27Add to your cart.
 
Folder 9: 1949 January 1-March 31Add to your cart.
 
Folder 10: 1949 April 2-May 31Add to your cart.
 
Folder 11: 1949 June 3-June 26Add to your cart.
 
Folder 12: 1949 July 5-26Add to your cart.
 
Folder 13: 1949 August 1-31Add to your cart.
 
Folder 14: 1949 September 1-30Add to your cart.
 
Folder 15: 1949 October 3-31Add to your cart.
 
Folder 16: 1949 November 1-28Add to your cart.
 
Folder 17: 1949 December 2-29Add to your cart.
 
Folder 18: 1950 January 9-February 28Add to your cart.
 
Folder 19: 1950 March 2-31Add to your cart.
 
Folder 20: 1950 April 7-May 30Add to your cart.
 
Folder 21: 1950 June 2-July 26Add to your cart.
 
Folder 22: 1950 August 5-September 27Add to your cart.
 
Folder 23: 1950 October 1-November 30Add to your cart.
 
Folder 24: 1950 December 3-28Add to your cart.
 
Folder 25: 1951 January 2-31Add to your cart.
 
Folder 26: 1951 February 7-April 23Add to your cart.
 
Folder 27: 1951 May 2-October 26Add to your cart.
 
Folder 28: 1951 September 16-October 31Add to your cart.
 
Folder 29: 1951 November 1-December 31Add to your cart.
 
Folder 30: 1952 January 2-31Add to your cart.
 
Folder 31: 1952 February 1-March 28Add to your cart.
 
Folder 32: 1952 April 2-May 22Add to your cart.
 
Folder 33: 1952 June 6-November 28Add to your cart.
 
Folder 34: 1952 December 3-29Add to your cart.
 
Folder 35: 1953 January 14-September 10Add to your cart.
 
Box 6Add to your cart.
 
Folder 1: TelegramsAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 2: PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Photographs include Holt over the years, autographed photos of Denise Darcel and of Rafael Mendez, photos of Mel Torme, and Tex Beneke, Sonny Dunham, Glen Gray, Dean Hudson, Murray Jones, Gene Krupa, Tony Pastor, and their bands.
Folder 3: Letters to Mr. and Mrs. W.R. HoltAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 4: Travel and financial documentsAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 5: Undated correspondenceAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 6: Dorsey band itinerariesAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 7: Letters related to collection - donation, performance permission, etc.Add to your cart.
 
Folder 8: Miscellaneous papers, clippings, staff paperAdd to your cart.
 
Item 1: Four notebooks for trumpet, tenor, trombone, piano, starting w/ Love is Just Around the CornerAdd to your cart.
 
Item 2: Four notebooks for trumpet, tenor, trombone, piano (some with vocal line), starting with White ChristmasAdd to your cart.
 
Item 3: Four notebooks for the Earl Holt Orchestra, Magna, Utah, starting with Fanfare, Sentimental JourneyAdd to your cart.
 
Item 4: Holt's oral history interviewAdd to your cart.
5 minidiscs
Item 5: Decorative box of family lettersAdd to your cart.
 
Item 6: CassettesAdd to your cart.
6 cassettes, including Holt, "Swinging with the Big Bands," 5/1/2002
Item 7: Compact discsAdd to your cart.
6 compact discs, including transfer of Bob Berg, UNT Jazz Lecture Series, 3/4/1986
Item 8: ReelAdd to your cart.
1 7-inch reel: David Earl Holt interview
Item 9: 3.5-inch floppy disksAdd to your cart.
37 disks, mostly sheet music
Item 10: Zip disksAdd to your cart.
2 disks - documents and Finale files

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