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Bob Friedlander Jazz Music Manuscripts (MS-00979)

Abstract

The Bob Friedlander Jazz Music Manuscripts (approximately 1960-1980) are comprised of music manuscripts arranged by Bob Friedlander and collected by the Arnold Shaw Popular Music Research Center at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) in Las Vegas, Nevada. Some titles are photocopies of the original manuscript. Friedlander arranged for big band musicians such as Harry James, Sam Donahue, Richard Maltby, Ralph Flanagan, and Johnny Long.

Finding Aid - PDF
Date
1960 to 1980
Extent
10.68 Cubic Feet (16 boxes, 1 oversized box)
9.92 Linear Feet
Resource Type
Collection
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Collection is open for research.

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Scope and Contents

The Bob Friedlander Jazz Music Manuscripts (approximately 1960-1980) are comprised of music manuscripts arranged by Bob Friedlander and collected by the Arnold Shaw Popular Music Research Center at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) in Las Vegas, Nevada. Some titles are photocopies of the original manuscript. Friedlander arranged for big band musicians such as Harry James, Sam Donahue, Richard Maltby, Ralph Flanagan, and Johnny Long. Typical orchestration for these arrangements is as follows: 1st and 2nd alto (sax); 1st and 2nd tenor (sax); baritone (sax); 1st through 4th trumpet; 1st through 3rd trombone; bass trombone; piano (chord symbols); bass (often chord symbols); drums.

Biographical / Historical Note

Robert "Bob" Friedlander was a professional arranger, composer, and conductor, and has arranged for such big bands as Harry James, Sam Donahue, Richard Maltby, Ralph Flanagan, and Johnny Long. He provided music for Grace Kelly's wedding in Monaco, and Mike Todd's birthday party for Elizabeth Taylor. He was assistant arranger to George Williams on the Jackie Gleason show. Born in Baldwin, New York, Bob became interested in music at a young age. Friedlander's arrangements were frequently included on recordings featuring Artie Shaw, Ray Anthony, Ted Heath, and other well-known musicians in the midtwentieth century.

Friedlander passed away in 2015.

Source:

"America Dances Program." TheFrankSinatra.com. Accessed May 26, 2020. http:// www.thefranksinatra.com/?s=bob+friedlander

Arrangement

Materials are arranged alphabetically.

Preferred Citation

Bob Friedlander Jazz Music Manuscripts, approximately 1960-1980. MS-00979. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

EAD ID
US::NvLN::MS00979
Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials were collected by the director of the Arnold Shaw Popular Music Research Center; subsequently the materials were transferred to the University Libraries Special Collections and Archives in 2019; accession number 2019-109.

Processing Information

In 2020, Sarah Jones rehoused the materials, wrote the finding aid, and entered the data into ArchivesSpace.

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