Thanks for this link! I just recommended Don's work a few days ago to a
radio programmer in Ann Arbor who occasionally plays Western styled
classical music on his "Down Home Show," a very expansive country music
program. This provides a bit more meat to go with that argument.
Of course, I had played Don's music at least a couple of times on my own
Ann Arbor-based radio show when I had it.
Uncle Dave Lewis
On Mon, Jun 18, 2012 at 12:00 PM, Andrew Justice
<[log in to unmask]>wrote:
> With apologies for cross-posting, Music Special Collections Librarian
> Maristella Feustle has created a page celebrating the 100th birthday of Don
> Gillis, the composer/music educator/radio producer whose personal
> collection of compositions, manuscripts, sound recordings, correspondence
> and photographs has been one of the UNT Music Library's largest and most
> often used since the 1990s.
> the link for the page, which includes newly-scanned images from the
> collection, as well as links to the Digital Library which contains
> Gillis-produced NBC radio shows about legendary conductor Arturo Toscanini.
> Andrew Justice
> University of North Texas