Gordon Munford Collection, 1941-1975Add to your cart.

By Maristella Feustle

Collection Overview

Title: Gordon Munford Collection, 1941-1975Add to your cart.
ID: 06/ 078
Primary Creator: Munford, Gordon (1929-1999)
Extent: 3.0 Boxes
Date Acquired: 00/00/1999
Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection consists of three boxes of cassette recordings of live performances by the Stan Kenton Orchestra, as well as commercially released studio recordings.

Biographical Note

Gordon Eugene Munford was born on June 8, 1929 in Sacramento, California. According to his obituary in the Sacramento Bee, he attended Sacramento City College, and transferred to the University of Southern California. While at USC, he served as student director and arranger for the Trojan Football Band. He later studied with Darius Milhaud when Milhaud was teaching at Mills College, and completed his studies at New York University. Munford enjoyed a long career as a music director on and off Broadway, conducting shows with Tony Bennett, Shirley Jones, and Ginger Rogers. He also served as a conductor and arranger for Gordon MacRae and Jane Powell, and as a pops arranger for more than 75 orchestras, including those of Cleveland, Baltimore, and Dallas. Munford was also a member of the American Federation of Musicians and the American Society for Composers, Authors and Publishers. He relocated to Las Vegas in later years, and died there on September 18, 1999.

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Access Information

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 the UNT Music Library. 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: Mrs. Gail Munford
Acquisition Method: Gift.
Related Materials: See also: the Gordon Munford Papers at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Finding Aid Revision History: 2018 June 20.


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