MORTON GOULD - AUTOGRAPH MUSICAL QUOTATION SIGNED 09/13/1976 - HFSID 22399
MORTON GOULD. Autograph Musical Quotation inscribed and signed: "Greetings to Earl Collins - /and a few 'notes' as you/requested -/'Spirituals for Orchestra'/Best wishes -/Morton Gould", 1p, 5½x8½. He has written three measures of music on note paper of Chappell Music Company, New York, N.Y.
Sale Price $414.00
MORTON GOULD. Autograph Musical Quotation inscribed and signed: "Greetings to Earl Collins - /and a few 'notes' as you/requested -/'Spirituals for Orchestra'/Best wishes -/Morton Gould", 1p, 5½x8½. He has written three measures of music on note paper of Chappell Music Company, New York, N.Y., and dated it September 13, 1976. Gould composed Spirituals for Orchestra" in 1941. Morton Gould (1913-1996), a composer, conductor, pianist, arranger and radio and film performer, received the 1995 Pulitzer Prize for Stringmusic, was awarded a Grammy for his recording of Ives First Symphony with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and was a 1994 Kennedy Center Honoree. Gould, who also served as President of ASCAP (1986-1994) integrated jazz, the blues, gospel, country and western, and folk influences into his music, which included Broadway scores (Billion Dollar Baby, 1945, and Arms and the Girl, 1950), film scores (Delightfully Dangerous, in which Gould and his orchestra appeared with Jane Powell and Ralph Bellamy, Cinerama Holiday and Windjammer), scores for television presentations (Holocaust and World War I, a CBS documentary) and ballet scores (Interplay, Fall River Legend, I'm Old Fashioned). Gould, who wrote his first composition (appropriately titled "Just Six") at the age of six, was also staff pianist for Radio City Music Hall when it first opened, and he conducted and arranged orchestral programs for WOR Mutual Radio, finding great success with his broadcasts that featured both classical and popular numbers. Fine condition.
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