Bruce Broughton Collection, 1960-2018Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

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Collection Overview

Title: Bruce Broughton Collection, 1960-2018Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
ID: 06/ 140
Primary Creator: Broughton, Bruce (1945-)
Extent: 67.0 Boxes
Arrangement: The collection is in the order in which it was received, and is described according to an inventory compiled by the Film Music Society in 2019.
Date Acquired: 11/05/2020
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Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection consists of 67 boxes of original music compositions spanning the length of Bruce Broughton's career. With over 600 items, the collection demonstrates the broad scope and enduring cultural impact of Broughton's work, which includes music for the motion pictures Silverado and The Old Man and the Sea, the themes for the television series JAG and Tiny Toon Adventures, and numerous concert works.

Biographical Note

Bruce Broughton was born on March 8, 1945 in Los Angeles. He graduated from the Punahou School in Honolulu in 1962, and from the University of Southern California later in the 1960s. The compositions in the Bruce Broughton Collection at the University of North Texas are dated from 1960 onward, and include the Punahou School class song of 1962, as well as numerous works for a variety of ensemble sizes and instrumentation. Music composed in 1972 for two industrial films marks the first appearance of film and television music in the collection alongside Broughton's concert works.

In a lecture at the University of North Texas on April 4, 2018, Broughton described his initial work for CBS television after college, naming Jerry Goldsmith, Laurence Rosenthal, Lalo Schifrin, Michel LeGrand, and Henry Mancini as role models whom he was able to meet while at CBS.

Broughton went on to compose for multiple well-known television series, including Gunsmoke, Hawaii Five-O, and Dallas, among numerous others, along with music for television movies and miniseries, and theatrical releases beginning with The Prodigal (1983). His offical website further details his extensive output of memorable themes and film scores:

"Bruce Broughton is best known for his many motion picture scores, including Silverado, Tombstone, The Rescuers Down Under, The Presidio, Miracle on 34th Street, the Homeward Bound adventures and Harry and the Hendersons. His television themes include The Orville, JAG, Steven Spielberg’s Tiny Toon Adventures and Dinosaurs. His scores for television range from mini-series like Texas Rising and The Blue and Gray to TV movies (Warm Springs, O Pioneers!) and countless episodes of television series such as Dallas, Quincy, Hawaii Five-O and How the West Was Won."

Broughton has received 24 Emmy nominations, and has won 10 Emmy Awards. In addition to his prolific composition for film and television, he has written music for Disney theme parks, and for the video game Heart of Darkness. He has continued to compose concert works, receiving numerous commissions to compose for a variety of ensembles, and he remains active in professional organizations and as an educator, most recently as composer-in-residence for 2020–2021 at the University of North Texas College of Music.

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Access Restrictions:

Access to this collection is provided only by special arrangement. This collection is newly received and not yet processed. 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.

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Administrative Information

Repository: Music Library
Acquisition Source: Bruce Broughton

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  • Box 46Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access

    • Folder 1: Bounce for Bassoon, Double String Quartet and Bass, 2003Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

      Bound computerized full score / orchestration. Original. Print or other. 29 pages. Dedicated to Allen Savedoff.
      Physical Description: 12" x 9" spiral-bound with clear cover; computerized score.
    • Folder 2: Bounce for Bassoon, Double String Quartet and Bass, 2003Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

      Bound computerized full score / orchestration. Original. Print or other. 29 pages. Dedicated to Allen Savedoff.
      Physical Description: 11" x 8.5" spiral-bound with clear cover; computerized score.
    • Folder 3: Bounce for Bassoon, Double String Quartet and Bass, 2003Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

      Computerized orchestra parts. Original. Print or other. 42 pages.
      Physical Description: 12.5" x 9.5" taped computerized orchestra parts. Also includes seating map.
    • Folder 4: Bridges for 23 Solo Instruments, undatedAdd to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

      Unbound reduced copy of computerized orchestration / conductor score. Original. Print or other. 11 pages.
      Physical Description: 11" x 8.5 " paper-clipped reduced copy of computerized score / conductor score.
    • Folder 5: California Legend, 1984Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

      Unbound photocopy of handwritten orchestration / conductor score. Photocopy. 55 pages. Collaborators: Bandsration by J.D. Morsch.
      Physical Description: 22" x 13" paper-clipped photocopies of handwritten orchestrations. Instrumentation noted on first page.
    • Folder 6: Concerto for Violoncello and Ten Instruments, 2015Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

      Bound full orchestration / conductor score. Original. Print or other. 53 pages. Dedicated to Alan Schulman.
      Physical Description: 11" x 8.5" spiral-bound with gray cover; reduced computerized score.
    • Folder 7: Conversations for Clarinet & String Quartet, 2007Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

      Bound reduced full orchestration / conductor score. Original. Print or other. 37 pages. Dedicated to Gary Gray.
      Physical Description: 11" x 8.5" spiral-bound with clear cover; reduced computerized score.
    • Folder 8: Capriccio for Tuba and Piano, 1975Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

      Bound copy of handwritten score. Original. Print or other. 13 + 5 pages.
      Physical Description: 13" x 10" spiral-bound with blue cover. computerized score with handwritten red pencil notes. Includes 5 pages of vellum.
    • Folder 9: Capriccio for Tuba and Piano, 1975Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

      Orchestra parts. Original. Print or other. 19 pages.
      Physical Description: 13" x 10" in stapled indigo folder. Parts for tuba and piano.
    • Folder 10: A is for Apple - quartet for Flute, B-flat Clarinet, Cello and Piano, 1996Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

      Bound computerized conductor score. Original. Print or other. 41 pages. Commissioned by Pacific Serenades.
      Physical Description: 12.5" x 9.5" spiral-bound computerized conductor score.
    • Folder 11: Bipartition for Cello and Tuba (in F), 1980Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

      Bound computerized conductor score. Original. Print or other. 25 pages. Dedicated to Keith and Tommy Johnson.
      Physical Description: 12.5" x 9.5" spiral-bound computerized conductor score with green cover.
    • Folder 12: Bipartition for Cello and Tuba (in F), 1980Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

      Bound photocopy of conductor score. Photocopy. 25 pages.  Dedicated to Keith and Tommy Johnson.
      Physical Description: 12.5" x 9.5" spiral-bound photocopy of conductor score with green cover.
    • Folder 13: American Hero - orchestral work, 2000Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

      Bound computerized conductor score / full orchestration. Original. Print or other. 30 pages. Dedicated to Brigadier General Robert L Scott, Jr. by the Museum of Aviation Foundation.
      Physical Description: 12.5" x 9.5" spiral-bound computerized conductor score with green cover.
    • Folder 14: Covenant orchestral arrangement for Salvation Army Festival Series, 1986Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

      Bound computerized conductor score / full orchestration. Based on an 1830 American spiritual song. Original. Print or other. 35 pages.
      Physical Description: 14" X 11" spiral-bound computerized conductor score with blue cover.
    • Folder 15: Boyhood From My Own Head, A - for Boys' Choir and Small Orchestra, 1970Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

      Bound duplicated conductor score / full orchestration. Original. Print or other. 99 pages.
      Physical Description: 14" x 11" spiral-bound duplicated conductor score / full orchestration with blue cover. Yellowing around the edges. Taped to inside cover is a Jan. 17, 1975 letter to Carmen Dragon that accompanied the score and audio tape sent to him by BB.
    • Folder 16: Bobbie's Girl - television movie, 2002Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

      Taped photocopy of score sketch. 1M2 Main Title. Photocopy. 10 pages.
      Physical Description: 17" x 11" taped photocopy of 1M2 Main Title cue from score sketch.
    • Folder 17: Small Screen Encore: Themes from "Dinosaurs" and "Tiny Toon" - Wind Ensemble Version, 2000Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

      Spiral-bound computerized score / full orchestration. Original. Print or other. 12 pages. Collaborators: Arrangement by Randol Bass.
      Physical Description: 17" x 11" spiral-bound with black cover. Computerized conductor score / orchestration.
    • Folder 18: Baby's Day Out Main Title wind ensemble version, 2000Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

      Spiral-bound computerized score / full orchestration. Original. Print or other. 13 pages. Collaborators: Arrangement by Randol Bass.
      Physical Description: 17" x 11" spiral-bound with black cover. Computerized conductor score / orchestration. Marked "Full Score #2".
    • Folder 19: Concerto for Two Hands for piano and orchestra, 1968Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

      Bound duplicated conductor score / full orchestration. Original. Print or other. 95 pages.
      Physical Description: 14" x 11" spiral-bound duplicated conductor score / full orchestration with blue cover. Yellowing around the edges. Copy 1 of 2
    • Folder 20: Concerto for Two Hands for piano and orchestra, 1968Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

      Bound duplicated conductor score / full orchestration. Handwritten. Original. Print or other. 95 pages.
      Physical Description: 14" x 11" spiral-bound duplicated conductor score / full orchestration with blue cover. Handwritten notes in red pencil throughout. Yellowing around the edges. Copy 1 of 2.
    • Folder 21: Concerto for Amplified Bass and Orchestra, 1980-1981Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

      Bound duplicated conductor score / full orchestration. Original. Print or other. 66 pages. Dedicated to Ann Egilsson.
      Physical Description: 19" x 13" spiral-bound duplicated conductor score / full orchestration with blue cover.  Yellowing around the edges. Copy 1 of 3.
    • Folder 22: Concerto for Amplified Bass and Orchestra, 1980-1981Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

      Bound duplicated conductor score / full orchestration. Original. Print or other. 66 pages. Dedicated to Ann Egilsson.
      Physical Description: 19" x 13" spiral-bound duplicated conductor score / full orchestration with blue cover. Yellowing around the edges. Copy 2 of 3.
    • Folder 23: Concerto for Amplified Bass and Orchestra - revised version, 1980-1981Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

      Bound duplicated conductor score / full orchestration. Original. Print or other. 66 pages. Dedicated to Ann Egilsson.
      Physical Description: 19" x 13" spiral-bound duplicated conductor score / full orchestration with blue cover. Marked "revised version." Yellowing around the edges. Copy 3 of 3.

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