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James R. Burke Music Collection

Collection 450

Burke, James R. ( - 2014). Music Collection, 1977-2007, n.d.

4 feet

Dr. James Burke received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Wayne State University, and a Ph.D. from Indiana University. He began his career at Southwestern Louisiana Institute (now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette) as a professor of music and worked for over 50 years before retiring. He was a teacher, composer, arranger, writer, conductor, performer, union member, and donor to other musical events and organizations.

Dr. Burke helped educate and encourage careers in music for many of Acadiana’s public and private bands, orchestras, choruses, church choir directors, vocalists, and instrumentalists. As a conductor of the University Orchestra, he gave instrumental majors the opportunity to learn more about woodwind, horn, and string ensemble playing. Under his direction, the USL Orchestra performed many operas and musicals enjoyed by the public. He conducted the Orchestra at the Louisiana Music Teachers Association conventions in Shreveport, Baton Rouge, and Lafayette. They also performed Rossinni’s “The Barber of Seville” with the USL Opera Guild at the Music Teachers’ National Association in Dallas.

In community work, Dr. Burke was a solo, chamber, and orchestral clarinetist. He was a music arranger for many years, as well as an untiring supporter of the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra. He was a member of the Symphony’s Board at the time of his death. He wrote concert reviews for the Daily Advertiser, and program notes for both the Acadiana Symphony and Choral Acadienne.

In 2008, a full musical tribute, “Some of My Favorite Tunes…” was presented for Dr. Burke by the Acadian Wind Symphony. Conducted by Gerald J. Guilbeaux, the tribute featured eight of Lafayette’s finest vocalists. Dr. Burke passed away on September 18, 2014. He is survived by his niece, Kathleen Burke, of Austin, Texas.

This collection consists of musical compositions and arrangement for orchestra, concert band, and small ensembles by Dr. James Burke. Gerald J. Guilbeaux donated the collection.

Series:

A. Compositions and Arrangments Boxes 1 through 8

Inventory:

Box 1  
1-01 “Isabel”. Music Scores, Violin I. Arrangement by James Burke
1-02 “Isabel”. Music Scores, Violin II. Arrangement by James Burke
1-03 “Isabel”. Music Scores, Trumpet I. Arrangement by James Burke
1-04 “Isabel”. Music Scores, Trumpet II. Arrangement by James Burke
1-05 “Isabel”. Music Scores, Clarinet. Arrangement by James Burke
1-06 “Isabel”. Music Scores, Bassoon. Arrangement by James Burke
1-07 “Isabel”. Music Scores, Horn. Arrangement by James Burke
1-08 “Isabel”. Music Scores, Percussion. Arrangement by James Burke
1-09 “Isabel”. Play with music and dancing. Arrangement by James Burke, 1986
1-10 “Isabel”. Vocal Score. Arrangement by James Burke, 1986
1-11 “Isabel”. Violin I, II. Arrangement by James Burke, 1986
   
Box 2  
2-01 “Isabel”. Play with Music and Dancing. Act I. Conductor’s scores. Arrangement by James Burke, 1986
2-02 “Isabel”. Play with Music and Dancing. Act II. Conductor’s scores. Arrangement by James Burke, 1986
2-03 “Isabel”. Play with Music and Dancing. Act III. Conductor’s scores. Arrangement by James Burke, 1986
2-04 “Isabel.” Play with Music and Dancing. Act I. Music I. Opening Music before curtains. Arrangement by James Burke, 1986
2-05 “Isabel”. Play with Music and Dancing. Opening Music; music scores
2-06 “Isabel”. Act I. Conductor’s Score, 1986
2-07 “Isabel”. Act II. Conductor’s Score, 1986
2-08 “Isabel”. Act III. Conductor’s Score, 1986
2-09 “Isabel”. Horn; Trumpet I, II. Arrangement by James Burke, 1986
2-10 “Isabel”. Trombone; Percussion. Arrangement by James Burke, 1986
   
Box 3  
3-01 “Isabel”. String Bass; Oboe. Arrangement by James Burke, 1986
3-02 “Isabel”. Clarinet; Bassoon. Arrangement by James Burke, 1986
3-03 “Isabel”. Cello; Viola. Arrangement by James Burke, 1986
3-04 “Isabel”. Flute; String Bass. Arrangement by James Burke, 1986
3-05 “Isabel”. Violin I, II. Arrangement by James Burke, 1986
3-06 “Isabel”. Flute and B Clarinet. Arrangement by James Burke, 1986
3-07 “Uncle Al”. Act I. Book by Vin Cassidy. Arrangement by James Burke
3-08 “Serenade 2001”. Clarinet & String Trio. Arrangement by James Burke
   
Box 4  
4-01 “Good Luck March”. Flutes 1, ii. Arrangement by James Burke
4-02 “Tonight”. By Bernstein-Sondheim. Arrangement by James Burke
4-03 “Simple Song”. By L. Bernstein. Arrangement by James Burke
4-04 “Sunshine”. By Jimmy Davis. Arrangement by James Burke
4-05 “La Boheme Duet Finale”. By G. Puccini. Arrangement by James Burke
4-06 “The Way We Were”. By Hamlisch-Bergman. Arrangement by James Burke
4-07 “Turandot – Finale”. By Puccini. Arrangement by James Burke
4-08 “People”. By Styne-Merrill. Arrangement by James Burke
4-09 “Deep In My Heart Dear”. By Rombery-Donnelly. Arrangement by James Burke
4-10 “Birthday Song”. Arrangement by James Burke
4-11 “All The Things You Are”. By Kern-Hammerstein. Arrangement by James Burke
4-12 “Somewhere”. By Bernstein-Sondheim. Arrangement by James Burke
4-13 “Make Our Garden Grow”. By Leonard Bernstein. Arrangement by James Burke
4-14 “I Love Paris”. By Cole Porter. Arrangement by James Burke
4-15 “Louisiana in My Head”. By Peter Marcantel. Arrangement by James Burke
4-16 “Georgia on My Mind”. By Hoagy Carmichael. Arrangement by James Burke
4-17 “Turnadot: Nessun Dorma!”. By G. Pucaini. Arrangement by James Burke
   
Box 5  
5-01 “Candide: Glitter and Be Gay”. By L. Bernstein. Arrangement by James Burke
5-02 “A Vaccbella”. By Tosti. Arrangement by James Burke
5-03 “Overture, Good Luck, America”. Orchestra parts, Originals, 1977. Arrangement by James Burke
5-04 “Overture, Good Luck, America”. Orchestra parts, Copies, 1977. Arrangement by James Burke
5-05 “Brass Quintet – 1993”. Arrangement by James Burke
5-06 “Concertino”. Flute, Clarinet, and String Orchestra. Arrangement by James Burke, 2002
5-07 “Concertino”. All Instruments. Arrangement by James Burke, 2002
5-08 “Dance Movements”. All instruments. Arrangement by James Burke
   
Box 6  
6-01 “Concertino, Dance Movements”. All instruments. Arrangement by James Burke
6-02 “Three Shakespeare Sonnets”. Originals and copies. Arrangement by James Burke
6-03 “Woodwind Quintet”. Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Horn, Bassoon. Arrangement by James Burke, 1990
6-04 “Quartet for Winds”. By Shostakovich. Arrangement by James Burke, 1994
6-05 “Prelude and Fugue”. By D. Shostakovich. All instruments. Arrangement by James Burke
6-06 “Serenade, 2001”. Master Score and Parts. Clarinet and string Trio. Arrangement by James Burke
6-07 “Wind Quintet – 1990”. Score and Parts. Arrangement by James Burke
   
Box 7  
7-01 “Because”. By Edward Teschemacher. All instruments. Arrangement by James Burke
7-02 “Sonata for Piano”. Arrangement by James Burke
7-03 “Over the Rainbow”; “My favorite things”; “Merry Little Christmas”; “Score Parts”. Score Parts. Arrangement by James Burke
7-04 “Over the Rainbow”; “My favorite things”; “Merry Little Christmas”; “Score Parts”. Score Parts. Arrangement by James Burke
7-05 “Quintet, 2003-2007”. Flute, Hornin F. Violin, Viola, Cello. Arrangement by James Burke
7-06 “Clair de Lune”. By Claude Debussy. All instruments. Arrangement by James Burke
7-07 “Cole Porter Medley”. Master Score Parts. “Send in the Clowns”. By Stephen Sondheim. Master Score Parts. All instruments. Arrangement by James Burke
7-08 “Cole Porter Medley”. Master Copy Parts. “Send in the Clowns”. By Stephen Sondheim. Master Copy Parts. Arrangement by James Burke
   
Box 8  
8-01 “Gershwin Medley”. Score Parts. Orchestra and Vocals. All instruments, 2003
8-02 “All the Things You Are”. Music by Kern-Hammestein. Orchestra and Vocals. Master Score and Parts. Bound Score, n.d.
8-03 “All I Ask of You”, A.L. Webber; “Simple Song”, L. Bernstein; “Les Miserables”, Boublil-Schonberg, n.d.
8-04 “Somebody, Somewhere”. Music by Frank Loesser. Score Parts, n.d.
8-05 “Almost Like Being in Love”. Music by Lerner – Loewe. All instruments, June 1994
8-06 “Be My Love”. Music by Nicholas Brodszky. All instruments, n.d.
8-07 “Memory”. Music by Andrew L. Webber. All instruments, n.d.
8-08 “The Highwayman”. An American Version of John Gay’s The Beggar’s Opera. By James Burke and Paul T. Nolan. Copyright, 1975. All instruments
   
Volume: 1 Binder
Miscellaneous material: “Isabel”, 1986