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Guide to the Bernard Gilmore Papers MS.F.036
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  • Acquisition Information
  • Preferred Citation
  • Publication Rights

  • Title: Bernard Gilmore papers
    Identifier/Call Number: MS.F.036
    Contributing Institution: Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine Libraries
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 9.0 Linear feet (14 boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1957-2008
    Abstract: This collection consists of material related to the career of Dr. Bernard Gilmore, a French horn player, performer, composer, and Professor Emeritus of music at the University of California, Irvine. Materials include originals and drafts of over 45 musical compositions and arrangements by Gilmore, as well as performance programs and biographical information.
    Language of Collection Materials: Collection materials are primarily in English.
    Creator: Gilmore, Bernard, 1937-

    Access

    The collection is open for research.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    This collection consists of material related to the career of Dr. Bernard Gilmore, a French horn player, performer, composer, and Professor Emeritus of music at the University of California, Irvine. Materials include originals and drafts of over 45 musical compositions and arrangements by Gilmore, as well as performance programs and biographical information.

    Arrangement

    This collection is arranged in three series:
    • Series 1. Musical scores
    • Series 2. Event programs
    • Series 3. Biographical and personal
    The musical scores are grouped together by title as received by the donor. The event programs and biographical and personal materials are sorted chronologically.

    Processing History

    Processed by Matthew Caffrey and Audra Eagle Yun, 2011-2012.

    Historical Background

    Dr. Bernard Gilmore is a French horn player, performer, composer, and Professor Emeritus of music at the University of California, Irvine. Gilmore received his B.A and M.A. in composition from UCLA, and his D.M.A. in conducting from Stanford University. He married pianist Phyllis Markin in 1959.
    Dr. Gilmore performed in Bruckner's Symphony No. 7 with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, conducted by Edwuard van Beinum and under Georg Solti in a performance of Stravinsky's Sacre du Printemps, as well as with the Boston Pops Tour Orchestra on a ten-week tour of the United States. Gilmore taught at Cornell University and Oregon State University before joining the faculty of UC Irvine in 1982.
    During his tenure at UC Irvine, Gilmore composed numerous works, among them Bird of Time, (1983), a work for violin and orchestra, written for violinist Zina Schiff and premiered in Irvine with the Irvine Symphony Orchestra conducted by Gilmore. It was performed later that year in New York at the Abraham Goodman House in an arrangement for violin and piano. In 1998 he was commissioned by the University of Wisconsin to compose a piece for their symphonic band’s tour of the British Isles. Gilmore’s Isles Tryptych was the featured work for this tour. Three Miniatures for Violin and Piano was written for faculty members Haroutune Bedelian and Lorna Griffitt in 1992 and subsequently recorded by this duo. Coffee Date, a one act comic opera was presented at UCI in 1998 with vocalists and piano, and was later performed with vocalists and chamber orchestra in 2003. Breed Street (2007), a work for orchestra evoking the spirit of the Breed Street Synagogue in Los Angeles, was his last piece written at UCI. It was performed by the UCI Orchestra conducted by Stephen Tucker in 2006, shortly before Gilmore retired. A retrospective of his smaller works was presented at his retirement concert given that same year. It included numerous chamber and solo works written for UCI students and faculty, including Two Songs from Torah, sung by Awet Andemicael who originally commissioned the compositions for her Masters Recital in 1999. At that same concert Pianojazz (1990), a large-scale jazz-influenced work for solo piano, was performed by UCI faculty jazz pianist Kei Akagi. Dr. Gilmore's compositions influenced the work of other composers including Mark Riley, Jason Barabba, Tim Melbinger, Kendra d’Ercole, Maxim Vladimiroff, and Darren Wilsey.
    Gilmore’s signature piece, Five Folk Songs for Soprano and Band, written in 1963, enjoyed numerous performances nationwide and internationally. This composition was the first major work written expressly for soprano and band and was awarded the citation of Best Original Composition at the College Band Directors National Association (CBNA) Biennial Conference in 1967. It has been commercially recorded by the Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music Wind Symphony, conducted by Eugene Corpora. In 2007 it was performed by the Illinois State University Carbondale Wind Ensemble, both on their campus and at Carnegie Hall under the direction of Christopher Morehouse. The work was arranged for orchestra and soprano and performed in San Diego in 2008 under the direction of David Amos.

    Acquisition Information

    Gifts of Phyllis Gilmore, 2011-2012.

    Preferred Citation

    Bernard Gilmore Musical Scores. MS-F036. Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California. Date accessed.
    For the benefit of current and future researchers, please cite any additional information about sources consulted in this collection, including permanent URLs, item or folder descriptions, and box/folder locations.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Gilmore, Bernard, 1937-
    University of California, Irvine -- Faculty -- Archives.
    University of California, Irvine -- Songs and music.
    University of California, Irvine. Dept. of Music -- Archives..
    Composers
    Instrumental music
    Musical works
    Scores.