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Title
Laurindo Almeida papers Laurindo Almeida papers, 1912-1995 (bulk 1930s-1995).
Type
Mixed Material
Subject
Almeida, Laurindo.
Almeida, Laurindo--Archives.
Almeida, Laurindo--Manuscripts.
Almeida, Laurindo--Correspondence.
Almeida, Laurindo--Photographs.
Eamon, Deltra--Correspondence.
Eamon, Deltra--Photographs.
Guitarists--Brazil.
Composers--Brazil.
Arrangers (Musicians)
Music--Manuscripts.
Jazz--History and criticism.
Sambas.
Guitar music.
Guitar music (Jazz)
Guitar music, Arranged.
Guitar--Instruction and study.
Guitar--Methods.
Guitar--Studies and exercises.
Motion picture music.
Motion picture music--Scores.
Popular music--Brazil.
Popular music--United States.
Folk music--Brazil.
Songs with guitar.
Music--Lead sheets.
L.A. Four (Musical group)
Segovia, Andrés, 1893-1987.
Sound recording industry--United States.
Sound recordings--Production and direction--United States.
Music publishing--United States.
Genre Form
Jazz.
Jingles (Advertising songs)
Artifacts (Object genre)
Clippings (Information artifacts)
Correspondence.
Photographic prints.
Programs (Documents)
Promotional materials.
Scores.
Scrapbooks.
Language
English
English
Portuguese
Materials in English and Portuguese
Geographic Coverage
Brazil
United States
Classification
LCC: ML31 .A37 (Source: dlc)
Identified By
Lccn: 2013572112
Summary
The collection contains manuscript and printed music, correspondence, publicity materials, sound and video recordings, programs, subject files, scrapbooks, and realia. Almeida was a prolific composer and arranger of music for both classical Spanish guitar and popular guitar. Nearly his entire musical output is represented in the collection, which includes holograph scores, lead sheets, sketches, and parts for hundreds of compositions for solo guitar or instrumental ensembles. These are organized into six subseries: original compositions; arrangements and transcriptions; music writing books; part books; instructional materials; and music by others. Scattered among these are film scores, arrangements for Almeida's L.A. 4 quartet, and commercial jingles. Although Almeida's scores for arrangements often credit original composers and lyricists, it is certainly possible that some works believed to be original compositions are in fact arrangements and vice versa.
Correspondence in the collection consists mostly of letters and business papers from record companies, publishers, and other organizations. Almeida's musical engagements, however, are more easily discernable through the publicity materials and programs. These include posters, fliers, magazine articles, newsletters, and clippings. The subject files round up a variety of personal documents and miscellaneous materials, namely writings by or about Almeida, financial and biographical documents, and iconography. Photographs and scrapbooks provide further visual documentation of Almeida's career. Among these images are studio headshots, performances, and photographs of Almeida with various musical figures, including his wife, Deltra "Didi" Almeida, Andrés Segovia, and members of the L.A. 4. The remaining collection materials, chiefly awards and other realia, further attest to Almeida's vibrant career as a recording artist.
Authorized Access Point
Almeida, Laurindo. Laurindo Almeida papers, 1912-1995 (bulk 1930s-1995)
Authorized Access Point Variant
De Azevedo, Lex, 1943- Laurindo Almeida papers, 1912-1995 (bulk 1930s-1995)
Fischer, Clare. Laurindo Almeida papers, 1912-1995 (bulk 1930s-1995)
King, Pete. Laurindo Almeida papers, 1912-1995 (bulk 1930s-1995)
Castro-Neves, Oscar. Laurindo Almeida papers, 1912-1995 (bulk 1930s-1995)