Mancini, Henry

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Mancini was born on Apr. 16, 1924, in Cleveland, OH; attended Carnegie Tech Music School and Juillard Graduate School; began career after military service in WWII as a pianist with dance bands; studied privately in Los Angeles with Krenek, Castelnuovo-Tedesco, and Sendrey; staff composer for Universal Pictures, 1952-58; demonstrated his skills as a music arranger and songwriter with The Glenn Miller story (1954), which earned him the first of many Academy Award nominations; subsequently composed memorable scores and songs for numerous films and the TV series Peter Gunn (1959) and Mr. Lucky (1960); he won Academy Awards for the score of Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) and the song Moon River, the title song of Days of wine and roses (1962), and the score of Victor/Victoria (1982); won more than 20 Grammy Awards; enjoyed a successful career as guest pianist and conductor of pops orchestras; wrote a practical guide to orchestration titled, Sounds and scores (1962); died in June 1994.

From the description of Motion picture music collection, 1955-1969 [electronic resource]. (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 39885656

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Mancini was born on Apr. 16, 1924, in Cleveland, OH; attended Carnegie Tech Music School and Juillard Graduate School; began career after military service in WWII as a pianist with dance bands; studied privately in Los Angeles with Krenek, Castelnuovo-Tedesco, and Sendrey; staff composer for Universal Pictures, 1952-58; demonstrated his skills as a music arranger and songwriter with The Glenn Miller Story (1954), which earned him the first of many Academy Award nominations; subsequently composed memorable scores and songs for numerous films and the TV series Peter Gunn (1959) and Mr. Lucky (1960); he won Academy Awards for the score of Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) and the song Moon River, the title song of Days of Wine and Roses (1962), and the score of Victor/Victoria (1982); won more than 20 Grammy Awards; enjoyed a successful career as guest pianist and conductor of pops orchestras; wrote a practical guide to orchestration titled, Sounds and Scores (1962); died in June 1994.

From the guide to the The Henry Mancini Collection, 1955-1969, (University of California, Los Angeles. Performing Arts Special Collections)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Roman, Phil. Tom et jerry [Multimédia multisupport] : le film / Phil Roman, réal. ; Dennis Marks, scénario ; Henry Mancini, comp. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
creatorOf Kalyn, James. 8th annual saxophone Saturday [sound recording]. University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Semans Library
creatorOf Roman, Phil. Tom et jerry [Multimédia multisupport] : le film / Phil Roman, réal. ; Dennis Marks, scénario ; Henry Mancini, comp. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
creatorOf Mancini, Henry, 1924-1994. Les meilleurs génériques des séries TV américaines [Multimédia multisupport]. 01, 60's / H. Mancini, D. Frontiere, Marius Constant... [et al.], comp. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
creatorOf Mancini, Henry, 1924-1994. Les meilleurs génériques des séries TV américaines [Multimédia multisupport]. 01, 60's / H. Mancini, D. Frontiere, Marius Constant... [et al.], comp. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
creatorOf Mancini, Henry. Charade / Henry Mancini ; arr. by W. Kasura. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
creatorOf General Music Corporation. Collection of television music, 1950-1970. University of California, Los Angeles
referencedIn The Benny Goodman Papers, 1910-1992, inclusive Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University
referencedIn The Bell Telephone Hour collection of sound recordings [sound recording], 1940-1968 The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
creatorOf Reisman, Joe. Joe Reisman scores, 1945-1986. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf The Henry Mancini Collection, 1955-1969 University of California, Los Angeles. Performing Arts Special Collections
referencedIn Johnny Green papers, 1920-1991. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Records of the U.S. Information Agency. 1900 - 2003. Sound Recordings Relating to Willis Conover's Jazz Program quot;House of Soundsquot;
referencedIn Joe Reisman scores, 1945-1986 The New York Public Library. Music Division.
creatorOf NCSA Jazz Ensemble. NCSA Jazz Ensemble [sound recording]. University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Semans Library
referencedIn Duke Ellington recordings collection Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library, Harvard College Library
creatorOf Mancini, Henry. Moon river / lyrics, Johnny Mercer ; music, Henry Mancini ; arr., Mancini. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Winigrad, Allen J.,. Allen J. Winigrad slides of performing artists, 1973-1989. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Ambassador Auditorium Collection, 1974-1995 Archive of Recorded Sound, Stanford University Libraries
creatorOf Goodman, Benny, 1909-1986. The Benny Goodman papers, 1933-1982 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
creatorOf Saratoga Performing Arts Center. Correspondence with Eugene Ormandy, 1964-1984. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Goodman, Benny, 1909-1986. The Benny Goodman papers, 1933-1982 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
creatorOf Mancini, Henry. Motion picture music collection, 1955-1969 [electronic resource]. University of California, Los Angeles
referencedIn Department of Music of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1937-1983 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. University Archives.
referencedIn Winigrad, Allen J.,. Allen J. Winigrad photographs of performing artists, 1973-1989. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf NCSA Jazz Ensemble. Jazz Ensemble [sound recording]. University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Semans Library
referencedIn Johnny Green additional papers, 1923-1989. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf UNCSA Jazz Ensemble. Jazz Ensemble [sound recording] University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Semans Library
referencedIn General Music Corporation Collection, 1950-1970 University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Performing Arts Special Collections.
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associatedWith Dodge, Joseph Jeffers person
associatedWith General Music Corporation corporateBody
associatedWith General Music Corporation. corporateBody
associatedWith Goodman, Benny, 1909- person
associatedWith Goodman, Benny, 1909-1986. person
correspondedWith Green, Johnny, 1908-1989 person
associatedWith Green, Johnny, 1908-1989 person
associatedWith Kasura, Walter J. person
associatedWith NCSA Jazz Ensemble. corporateBody
associatedWith NCSA Jazz Ensemble. corporateBody
associatedWith Reisman, Joe person
associatedWith Reisman, Joe. person
associatedWith Saratoga Performing Arts Center. corporateBody
associatedWith UNCSA Jazz Ensemble. corporateBody
associatedWith University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dept. of Music. corporateBody
associatedWith Winigrad, Allen J., person
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United States
Subject
Music--Manuscripts
Motion picture music--Scores
Motion picture music--Excerpts--Scores
Accordion with plectral ensemble, Arranged--Manuscripts--Scores and parts
Composers--Archival resources
Composers--United States--Archival resources
Motion picture music--Excerpts, Arranged--Manuscripts--Scores and parts
Popular music
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Composers
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Birth 1924-04-16

Death 1994-06-14

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