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PITTSBURGH MUSIC - ARCHIVAL MATERIAL

 

THE GARDNER FAMILY

Contents

  • Papers and compositions of Carl and Malvine Gardner
  • Compositions
  • News clippings
  • Radio commentaries (13) on cultural trends of the day (1924)
  • Correspondence
  • Notes from four lectures and programs of Mildred Alvine Gardner

Time period  1868-1992

Subjects
  • Father: Carl G. Gardner 1868 - ?
  • Mother: Malvine Gardner (1925 - 1927)
  • Daughter: Mildred Alvine Gardner 1899- 1992 (Bakerstown, PA and New York, NY)

Location


FINDING LIST

Carl G. Gardner (father): 1868-?

BOX I

Folder I

  • Gardnerís Music Studio pamphlet
  • Carl Gardner String Quartet - specimen program
  • Gardnerís "Violin", Band and Orchestra School folders (3)
  • Gardnerís Military Concert Band - stationery
  • Photo: Gardner String Quartet
  • Gardnerís Military Band & Orchestra - poster
  • Gardnerís Military Band & Orchestra - contract
  • Gardnerís Violin, Zither, Mandolin and Orchestral School - folder
  • Gardnerís Euphony Orchestra - program
  • Music and Musicians - announcement of Gardnerís compositions
  • Gardnerís Quintet Club - photo card
  • Carl G. Gardner and his "Viennese Zither" - folder
  • Educational Record (2)
  • Teaching Record (2)

Folder II - Compositions by Carl G. Gardner

    Published
  • Academy - March and Two-Step
  • Hobson-Arnold Kiss
  • The Military Band March
  • Queen of Youth
  • The Seashore Girl
  • Wee Curly-Head (arrangement)
    Manuscript
  • Amorously Adoration - Concert Waltz
  • Brigade March
  • Giants of the Virgil Club March
  • Hymn of Thanksgiving
  • Lifeís Happy Springtime
  • Salute to Greensburg March
  • The Spirit of the Infantry - Military March


Malvine Gardner (mother)

Folder III - Manuscript Books (2) of her piano compositions (1925-1927)


Mildred Alvine Gardner (daughter): 1899-1992

Folder IV

  • Letter from Robert W. Dumm to Kathryn P. Logan - March 28, 2004
  • The Music of Mildred Alvine Gardner - concert program of May 26, 1995
  • Cassette tape and CD copy of May 26, 1995 concert
  • Photo of Mildred Alvine Gardner - presented by Robert Dumm, 2004
  • Letter from Robert W. Dumm to Ed Kuhn - May 11, 1995
  • Cassette tape and CD copy of April 18, 1984 conversation between Mildred Gardner and Robert Dumm

Folder V - Newspaper clippings (1924) of her radio appearances on the "Voice of Central Park" (New York City) as pianist and hostess.

Folder VI - Her radio commentaries (13) on cultural trends of the day (1924)

Folder VII - Public relations flyers and notices of her early performances

Folder VIII - Notes from four lectures (1952, 1953, 1962)

Folder IX

  • Letters of rejection from publishers (Associated Music Publishers, Boston Music Company, Theodore Presser Co.)
  • Certificate of Copyright Registration for "Three Pieces for Woodwind Quartet" (June 30, 1981)

Folder X - Recital programs of students of Mildred Gardner and Carl G. Gardner for 1948, 1951, 1952, 1953, and 1954

BOX II

Compositions of Mildred Alvine Gardner

  • And Turn to Music Every Jarring Sound
  • And You Sit There Smiling
  • Bidding the Moon
  • Childrenís Sketches
  • Come Oíer the Sea
  • Gentle Lady
  • (The) Daisies
  • Day Dreams
  • Deeper Identification
  • Eight Miniatures for Piano
  • Fugue
  • Gentle Lady
  • Gifts for a Girl
  • How Dark and Single
  • Hymn: "Thou are near, O Lord"
  • In Lands I Never Saw
  • (The) Lake
  • (The) Last Sail
  • Loveís Secret
  • Madonna
  • My Garden
  • My Spirit is Free
  • My Star
  • Night Piece
  • Nocturne
  • Poem
  • Prelude
  • Rose Philosophy
  • September Separation
  • Serenade
  • Signature for Tempo I
  • (The) Sleep that Flits on Babyís Eyes
  • To Jack Niles
  • Sonata for Two Pianos
  • Song
  • Teach Me Your Mood
  • Te Deum
  • Three Pieces for Woodwind Quintet
  • Three Poems of Thomas Moore
  • (The) Time is Short
  • When I Am Gone, Dear One
  • White Buzzard