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You won't typically need to make multiple requests. Just ask for the parent item. Bach, from BWV File includes arrangement for pipe organ by Edward Shippen Barnes.

Red binder. Also includes The Christmas Song , list of "possible project titles," list of arrangements by Puerling for the Hi Los, The Singers Unlimited albums and contents , and for the Hi Los , set of "tunes to do," list of "arranging material" , "Good songs on C cassette , and Hi Los reminiscences and correspondence File includes two published arrangements: One undated, circa s or later Finale-type printout ; second marked for Singers Unlimited, copyright Barton Music Corp.

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Some finding aids are quite large and may take a minute or more to load. This message will dissapear when the page has fully loaded. Search this Finding Aid search. Manuscript vocal arrangements by Gene Puerling as found in his filing cabinet. Primarily arrangements for The Singers Unlimited. Barcode Score for vocal ensemble arrangement, for at least 7 voices. File includes cover letter from Smith dated November 17, , and a page of flugelhorn ranges signed "Bobby.

Photocopy of manuscript. See also: Box 1, folder Estimated time Includes newspaper clippings, biographical sketch, "mini" biographical sketch. File also includes article in Glamour magazine from October , program for fourth season of Pasadena Pops conducted by David Rose.

Original title: "Marlies. Photos: 15 black and white group publicity photos from various years, one sheet of photo proofs, one set of negatives.

Metal spiral-bound notebook, separated from previous folder to prevent damage to photos. Ozalid copy of piano-vocal score, annotated "G or F. Master class list dated Three discographies; potential outline material for a book; list of possible tunes to publish.

Primarily before End of first filing cabinet drawer. Begins second filing cabinet drawer. Marked "unfinished. Includes photocopies marked "Farnon. Marked "Spring" next to date. Cover page indicates "Oscar Peterson album, June ' Based on J.

Estimated time: See also: Box 1, folder 4. Cover page indicates "Oscar Peterson album July ' Newer arrangement. Manuscript in pencil along with computer-generated copy dated File includes sheet music on which the arrangement was apparently based.

File includes sheet music on which arrangement was apparently based. Ozalid copy of "choir" reduction, with photocopies. Cover page indicates "Oscar Peterson album, July ' Photocopies labeled "Shawnee Possibilities. Cover page indicated "Oscar Peterson album, July ' Found paperclipped with subsequent items "My Romance" and photocopy of "Michelle" which notes "Lullaby Missing, Track Date according to revised introduction.

Includes photocopy of sheet music arrangement was apparently based on. Includes sheet music arrangement was apparently based on. Revised version enclosed in vocal layout. Estimated time of revised version: Two separate copies in pencil, both a two-staff reduction. Barely begun; includes published sheet music Melody Lane, File includes version in someone else's handwriting, transposed from original key of E-flat to F.

File includes copy of arrangement in E-flat as well as C 2 copies. Puerling's remark next to date interval: "Phew! Caption title includes parenthetical addition About This Song? Five copies marked "choir time," in C major. One copy with date, in G major.

One manuscript, one photocopy. Estimated time of version: Original, photocopy, and ozalid copy Manuscript in pencill of version. Two ozalid copies. Arrangement credited to Ian Freebairn-Smith. Includes ozalid copy of Lou Halmy arrangement, copyright Two versions: manuscript in pencil; two ozalid copies of score for "Rosie" [Rosemary Clooney] and the Hi-Lo's!

Photocopies and ozalid copy of score; separate photocopy of score on paper marked "arr. Frank Comstock"; photocopy of drum part. Ozalid copy includes additional notation, "Frank's addition.

Three ozalid copies. Manuscript score in pencil and ozalid "master" copy with alternate ending. Original and ozalid copies. Ozalid copy marked "corrected copy. Photocopy of published arrangement by Puerling in D , with ozalid copy of partial version in E-flat. Two arrangements, with one enclosed in the other.

Two ozalid copies of outer version also enclosed. Manuscript enclosed in published sheet music version, "as recorded by Barbra Streisand. Two versions, one apparently an earlier copy of the other. Estimated times: on earlier copy, on later. Date of December 5, erased on second copy. Original and two ozalid copies of undated version; original only of version unfinished. Estimated time of version given as Dated copy in pencil and undated, non-identical ozalid copy. Original and two ozalid copies - one marked "club arr.

Includes intro designated "B. Ozalid copy, marked for the Rosemary Clooney Show. On reverse side, handwritten "lista de canciones latinos [ sic].


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Born March 31, , in Milwaukee, Puerling first earned notice contributing bass-baritone vocals to the local group the Four Shades , which also featured baritone Bob Strasen. After relocating to Los Angeles in , Puerling and Strasen founded the Hi-Lo's in collaboration with baritone Bob Morse and tenor Clark Burroughs , who previously teamed in the Encores , a short-lived ensemble led by session vocal legend Randy Van Horne. After bandleader and future film composing icon Jerry Fielding recommended the Hi-Lo's to the fledgling L. While Burroughs ' astounding lead vocals enabled Puerling the flexibility to create daring, stunningly complex arrangements some distance removed from the current chart fare, Trend resisted the more radical impulses of the Hi-Lo's , and in mid the quartet exited the label in frustration. They soon signed with Starlite, teaming with orchestral arranger and conductor Frank Comstock at the now-legendary Gold Star Studios, a facility famed for its singularly rich acoustics -- their debut album, Listen! Although commercial success continued to elude the Hi-Lo's , they emerged as a critical favorite, and successive LPs -- including Under Glass and On Hand -- further expanded the quartet's palette, with Puerling 's increasingly challenging and beautiful arrangements over time incorporating elements of contemporary pop, barbershop, calypso, and musical theater. In late , the Hi-Lo's signed to Columbia, where their label debut, Suddenly It's the Hi-Lo's , sold in excess of , copies thanks to promotion via television's Nat King Cole Show -- Rosemary Clooney then invited the group to join the cast of her syndicated variety show, and together they cut an album, Ring Around Rosie.


Gene Puerling

Eugene Thomas Puerling March 31, — March 25, was a vocal performer and vocal arranger. He was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He died just six days before his 79th birthday, due to complications from diabetes. Puerling's vocal arrangements and chord structures were classic and instantly recognizable. His vocal arranging ability and his ability to arrange musical backing by Frank Comstock 's band and several others was widely regarded; John Neal of Harmony Sweepstakes said after his death: "As a craftsman of the art of blending and harmonizing the human voice in song, Gene has no equal. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved 9 April


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