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David Earl Holt Collection, 1947-1996 | Music Library

By Cynthia Beard and Maristella Feustle

Collection Overview

Title: David Earl Holt Collection, 1947-1996Add 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. 

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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

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Box 3: Music compositions and arrangementsAdd to your cart.
Barcode 670819.
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.

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