Gould, Morton

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Composed 1934. First performance Jan. 2, 1936, Philadelphia, at a concert for Youth, by the Philadelphia Orchestra, Leopold Stokowski conducting.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Chorale and fugue in jazz / by Morton Gould. [19--?]. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 51998771

American composer, conductor, arranger, and pianist (b. Dec. 10, 1913 in New York; d. Feb. 21,1996 in Orlando, Florida).

From the description of Morton Gould papers, 1920-1996 (bulk 1937-1995). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 692083762

Composer.

From the description of Reminiscences of Morton Gould : oral history, 1982. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122513513

From the description of Reminiscences of Morton Gould : oral history, 1975. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309742537

Composer, conductor, pianist.

From the description of Interview conducted by Ben Grauer, 1963 [sound recording]. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155861655

Biographical Note

  • 1913, Dec. 10: Born, New York, N.Y.
  • 1919: Studies piano with Ferdinand Greenwald
  • 1920: First published composition, Just Six, for piano
  • 1922: First radio broadcast from Bamberger’s department store in Newark, NJ
  • 1923: Studies theory, harmony, and composition with Vincent Jones at the Institute of Musical Art (later The Juilliard School)
  • 1928: Meets piano teacher Abby Whiteside
  • 1929: Composes A Manhattan Rhapsody
  • 1933: Chorale and Fugue in Jazz commissioned for Leopold Stokowski and the Philadelphia Orchestra
  • 1933: Begins working at NBC
  • 1935 - 1943 : Conducts, composes, and arranges for the radio program Music for Today on WOR, New York
  • 1936: Joins ASCAP
  • 1936: Marries Shirly Uzin
  • 1938, June 16: Premiere of Concerto for Piano on WOR
  • 1939: Composes Foster Gallery at the suggestion of Fritz Reiner
  • 1941: Conducts Spirituals at a New York festival
  • 1941: Signs contract with Columbia Records
  • 1942: Composes Fanfare for Freedom for Eugene Goossens
  • 1942 Nov.: Premieres American Salute on the Cresta Blanca Carnival radio show
  • 1943: Appointed director of the Chrysler Hour on CBS
  • 1943: Composes Symphony no. 1 for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Fritz Reiner
  • 1943: Divorces Shirley Uzin
  • 1944: Marries Shirley Bank
  • 1945: Appears with his orchestra in the film Delightfully Dangerous with Jane Powell
  • 1945: Writes musical Billion Dollar Baby with Betty Comden and Adolph Green
  • 1945: Collaborates with Jerome Robbins on Interplay
  • 1945, Feb. 16: Son Eric born
  • 1946: Signs contract with publisher Chappell and Co. Inc.
  • 1947: Collaborates with Agnes de Mille on Fall River Legend
  • 1947, Mar. 2: Son David born
  • 1950: Writes Arms and the Girl a musical with a book by Herbert and Dorothy Fields, lyrics by Dorothy Fields, and choreography by Michael Kidd
  • 1950, Feb. 3: Daughter Abby born
  • 1952: Composes Tap Dance Concerto for tap dancer and orchestra
  • 1952: Moves with wife and family to Great Neck, N.Y.
  • 1954: Signs recording contract with RCA Records
  • 1954, Dec. 23: Daughter Deborah born
  • 1955: Composes Derivations for Benny Goodman and his jazz combo
  • 1956: Declaration commissioned by WRC in Washington, D.C. for president Dwight D. Eisenhower’s second inauguration
  • 1959: Joins board of ASCAP
  • 1964 - 1965 : Composes score for television documentary, World War I
  • 1975: Signs contract with publisher G. Schirmer
  • 1975: Composes Symphony of Spirituals
  • 1976: Composes American Ballads
  • 1983: Collaborates with Jerome Robbins on Astaire Variations
  • 1984: American Sing commissioned for the summer Olympic Games held in Los Angeles
  • 1986: Elected to the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters
  • 1986 - 1994 : Serves as president of ASCAP
  • 1992: Composes The Jogger and the Dinosaur for the Pittsburgh Youth Orchestra
  • 1993: Composes Ghost Waltzes for the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition
  • 1994: Receives Kennedy Center Honor
  • 1995: Wins Pulitzer Prize for Stringmusic
  • 1996, Feb. 21: Dies, Orlando, Fla.

From the guide to the Morton Gould Papers, 1920-1996, (bulk 1937-1995), (Music Division Library of Congress)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Gould, Morton, 1913-1996. Revival : Spiritual medley / Morton Gould. Northwestern University
creatorOf Gould, Morton, 1913-1996. Reminiscences of Morton Gould : oral history, 1975. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Spewack, Samuel and Bella. Papers, ca.1920-1980. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Philadelphia Orchestra. Transcription of WFLN radio broadcast [sound recording], 1976 March 8. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Conductors' Guild (American Symphony Orchestra League). Correspondence with Eugene Ormandy, 1975-1983. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Gould, Morton, 1913-1996. Rhythm gallery : an exposition of musical rhythm for orchestra and guide (narrator) : summer-fall 1958 / Morton Gould. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Winigrad, Allen J.,. Allen J. Winigrad photographs of performing artists, 1973-1989. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Gould, Morton, 1913-1996. Dance variations / Morton Gould. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn The Mel Powell Papers, 1942-1991, inclusive Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University
creatorOf Gould, Morton, 1913-1996. Salutations : for David Sarnoff : a tribute / Morton Gould ; text by Goodman Ace. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Walter Terry papers, 1913-1982 The New York Public Library. Jerome Robbins Dance Division.
referencedIn Little Orchestra Society concert recordings collection [sound recording], 1947-1957 The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
referencedIn USIA Artistic Ambassador Program Musical Commissions, 1973-1988, (bulk 1983-1987) Music Division Library of Congress
referencedIn Thibodeaux, James C. Thibodeaux, James C., photograph collection, 1883-2000. University of Texas Libraries, University of Texas Libraries
referencedIn Diggins, Dean. Dean Diggins papers, 1956-1995. Newberry Library
referencedIn American Youth Performs. Correspondence with Eugene Ormandy, 1970. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Philadelphia Orchestra. Transcription of WFLN radio broadcast [sound recording], 1962 December 17. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Putterman, David J., 1900-1979. [Synagogue music collection, Sabbath / compiled by David J. Putterman]. Jewish Theological Seminary of America
creatorOf Gould, Morton, 1913-1996. Morton Gould papers, 1920-1996 (bulk 1937-1995). Library of Congress
referencedIn Betty Comden scores, 1938-1975 The New York Public Library. Music Division.
referencedIn Bacon, Ernst, 1898-1990. Ernst Bacon papers, 1926-1990. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Johnny Green papers, 1920-1991. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn National Orchestral Association collection of rehearsal and concert recordings [sound recording], 1938-1968 The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
referencedIn The Papers of Vladimir and Wanda Toscanini Horowitz., 1784-1991 Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University
referencedIn The Moldenhauer Archives at Harvard University: Manuscript music compositions, 1880-1985. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Gould, Morton, 1913-1996. Diversions : for septet : violin, woodwind quintet (fl ob cl hn bsn), piano / Morton Gould. Library of Congress
creatorOf NCSA Jazz Ensemble. NCSA Jazz Ensemble [sound recording] University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Semans Library
creatorOf Gould, Morton, 1913-1996. I'm old fashioned : Astaire variations : musical variations on Jerome Kern's I'm old fashioned / Morton Gould. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Bernstein, Leonard, 1918-1990. Leonard Bernstein collection : Part I, circa 1900-1994 (bulk 1933-1990). Library of Congress
referencedIn William Gedney Photographs and Writings, 1940s-1989 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Kaufman, Louis, 1905-1994. Louis Kaufman collection, 1925-2008. Library of Congress
creatorOf Gould, Morton, 1913-1996. Correspondence and contracts. New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
creatorOf Gould, Morton, 1913-1996. Dialogues : for piano and string orchestra / Morton Gould. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
referencedIn Serge Koussevitzky Archive, 1920-1976, (bulk 1924-1951) Music Division Library of Congress
creatorOf Schuman, William, 1910-1992. Papers and records, 1933-1986. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Morton Gould Papers, 1920-1996, (bulk 1937-1995) Music Division Library of Congress
referencedIn J. B. Matthews Papers, 1862-1986 and undated David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
creatorOf Gould, Morton, 1913-1996. Chorale and fugue in jazz / by Morton Gould. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
referencedIn Perlis, Vivian. Video collection : [oral history], 1955-1991 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Joan McCracken ephemera, ca. 1930-1958 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
creatorOf Gould, Morton, 1913-1996. Apple waltzes / Morton Gould. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn George Balanchine archive, 1924-1989 (inclusive), 1961-1983 (bulk). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf Haverlin, Carl, 1899-1985,. Rare books, letters, and documents, 1778-1985. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Gould, Morton, 1913-1996. The star spangled banner / orchestrated for full symphony orchestra by Morton Gould. Library of Congress
referencedIn Bacon, Ernst. Papers, 1926-1990 Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
referencedIn Rodzinski, Artur, 1892-1958. Artur Rodzinski collection, 1868-1989 (bulk 1932-1957). Library of Congress
referencedIn Artur Rodzinski Collection, 1868-1989, (bulk 1932-1957) Music Division Library of Congress
referencedIn Powell, Mel. The Mel Powell papers, 1942-1991 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
referencedIn Jo Mielziner papers, 1903-1976 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
creatorOf United States Information Agency. Artistic Ambassador Program. USIA Artistic Ambassador Program musical commissions, 1973-1988 (bulk 1983-1987). Library of Congress
referencedIn Ives, Charles, 1874-1954. The Charles Ives papers, 1874-1983 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
referencedIn Carolyn Leigh scores, 1910-1982 The New York Public Library. Music Division.
creatorOf Gould, Morton, 1913-1996,. Interview conducted by Oliver Daniel, July 13, 1976. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Mills Music, Inc. Correspondence with Leopold Stokowski, 1944-1965. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Gould, Morton, 1913-1996,. Interview conducted by Ben Grauer, 1963 [sound recording]. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Samuel and Bella Spewack Papers, ca.1920-1980 Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn The Mel Powell Papers, 1942-1991, inclusive Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University
creatorOf Gould, Morton, 1913-1996. Burchfield gallery : used sketches ; orchestrated and final composition from these for Foundation / Morton Gould. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Gould, Morton, 1913-1996. Dance variations : for two pianos and orchestra / Morton Gould. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Nicolas Slonimsky Collection, 1873-1997, (bulk 1920-1990) Music Division Library of Congress
referencedIn Alexander Smallens papers, ca. 1900-1970 The New York Public Library. Music Division.
referencedIn The Moldenhauer Archives at Harvard University: Correspondence, literary manuscripts, sound recordings, and other material, 1873-2001. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Winigrad, Allen J.,. Allen J. Winigrad slides of performing artists, 1973-1989. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf NCSA Jazz Ensemble. NCSA Jazz Ensemble [sound recording]. University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Semans Library
creatorOf Gould, Morton, 1913-1996. American concertette / Morton Gould. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Gould, Morton, 1913-1996. Reminiscences of Morton Gould : oral history, 1982. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Stringfield, Lamar. Lamar Stringfield papers, 1917-1959. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Smallens, Alexander, 1889-1972. The Alexander Smallens papers, [ca. 1900-1970]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Comden, Betty. Betty Comden scores, 1938-1975. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn American Ballet Theatre records, 1936-ca. 1967 The New York Public Library. Jerome Robbins Dance Division.
referencedIn Harkins, Elizabeth R. Steinway oral history, 1974-1981 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn William Schuman papers and records, 1933-1986 The New York Public Library. Music Division.
referencedIn Little Orchestra Society concert recordings collection [sound recording], 1947-1957 The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
referencedIn Louis Kaufman Collection, 1925-2008 Music Division Library of Congress
referencedIn Leonard Bernstein Collection, circa 1900-1994, (bulk 1933-1990) Music Division Library of Congress
referencedIn Joseph Schillinger collection of noncommercial recordings, 1937-1943 The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
creatorOf Gould, Morton, 1913-1996. Dialogues : for piano and string orchestra : summer 1958 / Morton Gould. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Horowitz, Vladimir, 1903-1989. The papers of Vladimir and Wanda Toscanini Horowitz, 1784-1991 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
referencedIn The Benny Goodman Papers, 1910-1992, inclusive Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University
creatorOf Leigh, Carolyn, 1926-1983. Carolyn Leigh scores, 1910-1982. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn The Charles Ives Papers, 1874-1983 (inclusive) Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University
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associatedWith Ace, Goodman. person
correspondedWith American Ballet Theatre corporateBody
associatedWith American Youth Performs. corporateBody
associatedWith Astaire, Fred. person
associatedWith Bacon, Ernst, 1898- person
associatedWith Bacon, Ernst, 1898-1990. person
associatedWith Balanchine, George. person
correspondedWith Berlin, Irving, 1888-1989 person
correspondedWith Bernstein, Leonard, 1918-1990. person
correspondedWith Bloch, Ernest, 1880-1959 person
correspondedWith Clinton, Bill, 1946- person
associatedWith Comden, Betty. person
associatedWith Conductors' Guild (American Symphony Orchestra League). corporateBody
associatedWith Daniel, Oliver, person
correspondedWith De Mille, Agnes person
correspondedWith De Mille, Agnes person
associatedWith Diggins, Dean. person
associatedWith Gedney, William, d. 1989 person
correspondedWith Gershwin, George, 1898-1937 person
associatedWith Goodman, Benny, 1909- person
correspondedWith Grainger, Percy, 1882-1961 person
associatedWith Grauer, Ben, person
associatedWith Green, Johnny, 1908-1989 person
associatedWith G. Schirmer, Inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Haverlin, Carl, 1899-1985, person
correspondedWith Heifetz, Jascha, 1901-1987 person
associatedWith Horowitz, Vladimir, 1903-1989. person
associatedWith Horowitz, Wanda Toscanini. person
associatedWith Ives, Charles, 1874-1954. person
associatedWith Jacobi, Frederick, 1891-1952 person
correspondedWith Kaufman, Louis, 1905-1994. person
associatedWith Kern, Jerome, 1885-1945. person
correspondedWith Kostelanetz, Andre, 1901-1980 person
correspondedWith Koussevitzky, Serge, 1874-1951 person
associatedWith Leigh, Carolyn, 1926-1983. person
associatedWith Library of Congress. McKim Fund. corporateBody
associatedWith Little Orchestra Society corporateBody
associatedWith Macy, Marianne, person
associatedWith Matthews, J. B. (Joseph Brown), 1894-1966 person
associatedWith McCracken, Joan person
associatedWith Mel Powell person
associatedWith Mielziner, Jo, 1901-1976 person
associatedWith Milhaud, Darius, 1892-1974 person
associatedWith Mills Music, Inc. person
associatedWith Moldenhauer, Hans person
correspondedWith Moldenhauer, Hans, collector. person
associatedWith Morris, Berenice, person
associatedWith National Broadcasting Company. corporateBody
associatedWith National Orchestral Association (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith NCSA Jazz Ensemble. corporateBody
associatedWith NCSA Jazz Ensemble. corporateBody
associatedWith Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.). Music Library. General Manuscript Collection. corporateBody
associatedWith Philadelphia Orchestra. corporateBody
associatedWith Powell, Mel. person
associatedWith Putterman, David J., 1900-1979. person
correspondedWith Reagan, Ronald person
associatedWith Robbins, Jerome. person
correspondedWith Rodzinski, Artur, 1892-1958 person
associatedWith Sarnoff, David, 1891-1971 person
associatedWith Schillinger, Joseph, 1895-1943 person
associatedWith Schuman, William, 1910-1992. person
correspondedWith Slonimsky, Nicolas, 1894-1995 person
associatedWith Smallens, Alexander, 1889-1972. person
associatedWith Spewack, Samuel, 1899-1971 person
associatedWith Spewack, Samuel and Bella. person
associatedWith Stringfield, Lamar. person
associatedWith Terry, Walter person
associatedWith Thibodeaux, James C. person
associatedWith Toscanini, Arturo, 1867-1957. person
associatedWith United States Information Agency. Artistic Ambassador Program. corporateBody
associatedWith Winigrad, Allen J., person
associatedWith WOR (Radio station : New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Subject
Jazz
Septets (Piano, bassoon, clarinet, flute, horn, oboe, violin)--Scores
Monologues with music (Orchestra)
Concertos (Violin and piano with wind ensemble)--Scores
Canons, fugues, etc. (Orchestra)--Scores and parts
Chorale preludes (Orchestra)--Scores and parts
Radio music
Vaudeville
Television music--Scores
Piano with string orchestra--Scores
Musicals--Scores and parts
Musicals--Scores
Composers
Ballets--Excerpts--Scores
Composers--Interviews
Suites (Piano with string orchestra)--Scores
Motion picture music--Scores
Musical meter and rhythm
Monologues with music (Orchestra)--Scores
Musical sketches
Variations (Pianos (2) with orchestra)--Scores
Music--Manuscripts
Radio programs
Orchestral music--Scores
Variations (Pianos (2) with orchestra)
Music--Manuscripts--United States
Spirituals (Songs)--Instrumental settings--Scores
Radio and music
Piano with orchestra--Scores
Music--Manuscripts--Facsimiles
Composers--United States
Radio audiences
Composition (Music)
Occupation
Composers
Arrangers
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Birth 1913-12-10

Death 1996-02-21

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