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Guide to the Reginald Smith Brindle Collection, 1920-2000
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Description
Reginald Smith Brindle was an English composer best known for his works for guitar, but he also wrote works for percussion, orchestras, and electronic instruments, as well as numerous articles and books on modern music, including serialism, composition, and percussion. The Reginald Smith Brindle Collection documents Brindle’s professional life as a composer, arranger, professor, and author. The collection includes original scores, recordings of his music, letters, photographs, newspaper clippings, articles, notes for performers of his compositions, and an unpublished autobiography.
Background
Reginald Smith Brindle was born on January 5, 1917 in Cuerdon, Lancashire, England, to Robert Smith Brindle, a livestock breeder, and Jane Brindle, a homemaker. He attended Hutton Grammar School in Preston, Lancashire, where he skipped several grades and from which he graduated at age fifteen. Apprenticed to a local architect by his father after graduation, he joined the military as a member of the Royal Engineers, serving in Africa and Italy. In Florence, he met his future wife, Giulietta Borsi, whom he married in 1947; they had one son and three daughters. He studied music at the University College of North Wales in Bangor and independently in Italy, and was professor at his alma mater and at the University of Surrey.
Extent
14.61 linear feet
Restrictions
Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has been transferred to California State University, Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Availability
This collection is open for research use.