Herschel Burke Gilbert

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Composer, arranger and orchestrator of prolific output. Trained on violin and leader of his own dance band by the age of fifteen. Studied at the Juilliard Institute of Musical Art (1939-41), subsequently learned composition under the tutelage of Aaron Copland, Leonard Bernstein, and Lukas Foss. Briefly joined the big band of Harry James as arranger and violist in 1943. In Hollywood between 1944 and 1958, variously under contract with Columbia, United Artists and 20th Century Fox as arranger/music director. Read more...