Papers of composer Gordon Playman, including manuscript scores, research files, correspondence, clipping and recordings of
his compositions. Playman wrote several large-scale orchestral works, including four symphonies, all of which were performed.
Organized into the following series: I.Musical scores, II.Sound recordings, III.Research Files, IV.Correspondence, and V.Clippings
Gordon Playman (1922-2004?) studied composition at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, though he left the university
to serve in the Marine Corps as a torpedo bomber pilot in the South Pacific during WWII. After the war ended, he resumed
his studies, graduating in 1947. The same year he won a John Hancock composition scholarship at Tanglewood, Lenox, Massachusetts
studying there with Arthur Honegger, Aaron Copland and Samuel Barber.
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