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Finding Aid for the Collection of Music Scores for the Emmy Awards, 1966-1996
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Description
This collection is comprised of non-published manuscripts of scores and orchestral parts used for Emmy Award presentations primarily between 1969-1970 and 1980-1988. The manuscripts included in this collection mainly consist of segments of theme songs drawn from popular television shows that were nominated for Emmy Awards during this time. This collection was donated by Robert G. Bornstein, former Supervisor of Music Preparation at CBS Special Entertainment, who was involved in preparing the music scores for the Emmy Awards Ceremonies. The materials included in this collection range from holograph orchestral scores prepared by music copyists, to translucent ozalid facsimiles used in the reproduction of parts for the orchestra. Orchestral scores often include the conductor's personal annotations.
Background
The Emmy Awards are an annual awards ceremony held by the Association of Television Arts and Science (ATAS) that recognizes excellence in television programming. The first Emmy Awards Ceremony was held in 1949, and honored television shows produced in the Los Angeles area. The Emmy Awards have since expanded to include all national television programming. This collection of music scores from the Emmys originated in the CBS Music Library. It includes musical scores utilized in the production of the Primetime Emmy Ceremonies primarily from 1969-1970 and 1980-1988. The collection was donated to UCLA by Robert G. Bornstein, former Supervisor of Music Preparation at CBS Special Entertainment. Mr. Bornstein was also employed as the head of Music Preparations for the Academy Awards Ceremonies, working with renowned composer, Johnny Green. In addition to his work on awards shows, he has been the music preparer for over 75 major motion pictures, including Avatar (2009), Titanic (1997), and Fatal Attraction (1987). He is a professional orchestrator, arranger, and copyist.
Extent
123 flat boxes (51 linear ft.)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.