Winner Collection of Glenn Miller Manuscripts
Scope and Contents
In 2007, Martin Winner donated these handwritten scores and parts to FAU Libraries. Mr. Winner’s sister, Dorothy Demby-Lasky worked for the Glenn Miller Agency in New York City and was assigned as Johnny Desmond’s secretary. She came into possession of the music after the Glenn Miller Agency vacated their Manhattan offices circa 1947. After some time, Ms. Demby-Lasky gave the music to her brother Mr. Winner. These compositions were performed on the radio circa 1944 but were not published. The scores in this collection represent Glenn Miller’s style of composing for dance bands and each composition uses a different orchestration. All the pieces are unpublished, handwritten, and notated. Also, the staff paper contains the following phrase: “Second Radio Production Unit, Army Air Forces.”
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1.50 Linear Feet
3 Folders and 1 book other_unmapped
In 2014, this collection was processed.
- Winner Collection of Glenn Miller Manuscripts
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