Hugo Winterhalter papers, 1947-1972

Winterhalter, Hugo, 1909-1973


55.0 cubic ft. (55 boxes).
Collection contains Hugo Winterhalter's musical scores (originals and copies) for songs he arranged, conducted, and recorded with the Hugo Winterhalter Orchestra, including "Blue Christmas", "Count Every Star", and "Canadian Sunset". Collection also contains scores of songs Winterhalter arranged for other recording artists (originals and copies), including Eddie, Fisher, Johnny Mercer, and Perry Como. Collection also holds scores for movie soundtracks arranged by Winterhalter (originals and copies), including those for "Bundle of Joy", "Diamond Head", and "Goldfinger". Musical scores arranged by Winterhalter for Broadway musicals (originals and copies), including those for "Paint Your Wagon", "Man of La Mancha", and "Hair", and a few letters, clippings, and Hugo Winterhalter concert programs are in this collection as well.
Hugo Winterhalter (1909-1973) was a popular music arranger and conductor during the twentieth century. Born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania and educated at Mount St. Mary's College and the New England Conservatory of Music, Winterhalter was the leader of his own big band, the Hugo Winterhalter Orchestra, and he arranged and conducted a number of popular hits recorded by the band between the 1940s and 1960s, including "Blue Christmas" (1947), "Count Every Star" (1950), and "Canadian Sunset" (1956). Winterhalter also arranged numerous hits performed and recorded by other popular recording artists, including Eddie Fisher ("Wish You Were Here" and "Sunrise, Sunset"), Johnny Mercer ("Autumn Leaves" and "On the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe"), and Perry Como ("Zing Zing Zoom Zoom" and "Love Makes the World Go Round"). Winterhalter also worked in the motion picture industry and arranged soundtracks for a number of movies during the 1950s and 1960s, including "Bundle of Joy" (1956), "Diamond Head" (1963), and "Goldfinger" (1965). He also worked in Broadway and arranged music for a number of popular Broadway musicals between the 1950s and 1970s, including "Paint Your Wagon" (1951-1952), "Man of La Mancha" (1965-1971), and "Hair" (1968-1972).
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