Fanfare and Cantilena : first performance [edited copy]

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Fanfare and Cantilena : first performance [edited copy]
Additional title: Fanfare & Cantilena
Whitney, Robert, 1904-1986 (Conductor)
Scott, Tom, 1912-1961 (Composer)
Louisville Orchestra (Performer)
Scott, Tom, 1912-1961 (Commentator)

Tom Scott audio collection

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1952-11-12
Date Created: 1954 (Questionable)
Table of Contents
[Part 1]: Fanfare and Cantilena [first performance, edited copy] (0:04-11:04) / Tom Scott. |||| [Part 2]: [Excerpt, to end] 1st letter dictation to Desmond [Slattery] (0:00-10:59): Thoughts about the record industry and the influence on it by youth, DJs and popular music (Rock 'n' Roll) ; Ideas of setting up a record company ; Westminister Choir College and its history ; talking about his "The creation", a choral piece he wrote for WCC five years before (1949) ; Idea to record the great choral music and send it to Westminister grads ; Sources of distribution (Jim Moran? Birdfeed stores? etc.) ; Aquilla Records ; News of the family and his friend John Hodges -- 2nd letter dictation [form letter] to music editors in charge of American contemporary music (11:01-13:15): Preparing a Labor Day concert in honor of American Labor ... ; Need suggestions of appropriate material (like Aaron Copland's "John Henry", "Johnny Appleseed", "Ballad for Americans" and George Kleinsinger's "I hear America singing", for example) -- [Excerpt, First part] 3rd letter dictation [first draft and rough outline of science-fiction film script] of his own "Red alert" (13:18-21:58) [ends abruptly, Tom's daughter Susanna "Suki" is yelling in the background]
Library locations
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound
Shelf locator: *LT-7-A 4095
Slattery, Desmond
Moran, Jim
Hodges, Johnny
Orchestral music
Statement of responsibility: music by Tom Scott. [Tom Scott dictating some thoughts about the record industry concerning popular music to someone named Desmond [Slattery]; this tape may have been used to dictate a few letters], 1954.
Source note: Title from original audiotape reel container and collection metadata.
Content: "Fan & Can; L'ville Symphony; 7 1/2; 10""--From original audiotape container.
Performers: Part 1: Louisville Symphony [Louisville Orchestra] ; Robert Whitney, conductor. Part 2: Tom Scott, dictation and added commentary.
Venue: Recorded Louisville, Kentucky 1952 November 12 (Part 1); Letter dictation recorded Tom Scott's house, New York, New York [1954?] (Part 2)
Acquisition: Separated from; Music Division, Tom Scott papers, 1912-1970 (bulk 1942-1960); JPB 12-08.
Acquisition: Gift; Susanna Scott; 2011.
Physical Description
Audiotape reel
Extent: 1 audiotape reel (33 min., 2 sec.) : analog, 7 1/2 ips and 3 3/4 ips, half-track, mono, NAB ; 7 in.
Part 1 includes an edited version of the first performance of Tom Scott's "Fanfare and Cantilena", originally recorded on November 12, 1952. Part 2 includes three different letter dictation tapes made by Tom Scott at home.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
RLIN/OCLC: 953736173
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b21042867
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 10e4fa70-3362-0135-83b9-7d21165da1aa
Rights Statement
The copyright and related rights status of this item has been reviewed by The New York Public Library, but we were unable to make a conclusive determination as to the copyright status of the item. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use.

Item timeline of events

  • 1904: Creator Born
  • 1952: Created (Approximate)
  • 1986: Creator Died
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2024: Found by you!
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Fanfare and Cantilena