Claude Gordon Personal Papers and Music Instrument Collection

Overview

Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Subject Terms

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

Music

Correspondence

Claude Gordon Band Records, 1950-1996

Method Books, Lecture Notes and Presentations, Research Notes and Awards, and Music Instruments and Mouthpieces

Photographs and Scrapbooks

Ephemera



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Collection Overview

Title: Claude Gordon Personal Papers and Music Instrument Collection, 1888-1992Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

ID: 12/9/95

Primary Creator: Gordon, Claude (1916-1996)

Extent: 49.0 cubic feet

Arrangement:

The collection is organized in 6 series.

Series 1, Music, ca. 1900 - 1970s (Boxes 1 - 63)

Contains music from the Claude Gordon Big Band, the Gordon Family Orchestra, and other music of personal significance to Claude Gordon. Of particular interest are the arrangements Billy May wrote specifically for the Claude Gordon Big Band and are marked with an *. There was a numbering sequence that has been retained as a means of maintaining the original order. A cross reference between scores and parts is denoted by box and folder inside of the brackets; [ ]. There is an original handwritten Gordon Family Orchestra Program and two Family Orchestra music folders.

Series II, Correspondence, ca. 1920s - 1990s (Boxes 64 - 65)

Contains correspondence with notable trumpet artists, like Frank Kaderabek, and the Selmer Music Company. Correspondence between Herbert L. Clarke, his primary trumpet instructor, can be found in Series IV.

Series III, Claude Gordon Band Records, ca. 1950s - 1990s (Boxes 66 - 67, 82)

Contains Claude Gordon's performance contracts and publicity for the Claude Gordon Big Band. Of importance are announcements of his Educational Material with Carl Fischer. There are two recordings of his big band.

Series IV, Method Books, Lecture Notes and Presentations, Research Notes and Awards, and Music Instruments and Mouthpieces, ca. 1880s - 1990s (Boxes 68 - 84, 95 - 97, and Small Bore Mouthpiece Cases 1 - 2)

Contains Claude Gordon's educational output including the thought behind his method books and their various drafts. There is correspondence between Claude and Herbert L. Clarke, which led to his writing Brass Playing is No Harder Than Deep Breathing. Also contained in this body of material are Claude's personal method books of well-known methodologies and pedagogy. Claude Gordon held an annual trumpet and brass clinic and has kept his notes and video and audio tapes of these years. Claude Gordon also had a large collection of historical cornets and trumpets, and a series of historical mouthpieces. Of primary importance is the Besson prototype. A trumpet enthusiast will also take note of his Getzen trumpet that was primarily used by the Los Angelos studio artists in the 1960's. There is also a Selmer Paris trumpet that originally belonged to Louis Armstrong and then was passed on to Harry James. Claude Gordon also has a large collection of mouthpieces for both cornet and trumpet. A small collection of them have been cut in half, or spliced, so he could learn how they were made and why certain mouthpiece designs are more effective than others.

Series V, Photos, ca. 1920s - 1990s (Boxes 85 - 92)

Contains photos and memories from Claude Gordon's career as an artist of the trumpet and accordion, his education, and autographed photos from celebrities. Important photos include Arturo Sandoval and Frank Kaderabek. There is also a photo of Claude at age 16 playing the accordion in front of 25,000 people. Oversized photos include his big band and the Gordon Family Orchestra.

Series VI, Ephemera, ca. 1900s - 1990s (Boxes 93 - 94)

Contains Claude Gordon's Bible Education Manuscripts and other personal from his career and from his family. Of interest is a radio play written by his mother, Nelley Green.

Date Acquired: 06/19/2004

Subjects: Bands, Brass Instruments, Music - United States, Musical Instrument Collections, Musical Instrument Makers - Europe, Musical Instrument Makers - United States

Formats/Genres: Papers

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Consists of music, correspondence with Herbert L. Clarke and other notable trumpet artists, educational material, publicity and memorabilia, and performance contracts that highlight Claude Gordon's career as a musician and educator. This collection provides us with the original music that was performed through the venues of his career, educational material, and his unique collection of cornets, trumpets, and mouthpieces.

Biographical Note

Claude E. Gordon (1916 - 1996) was born into a family of musicians in Helena, Montana. He became a professional cornetist at the age of eight, a "private music instructor" at fourteen, and the leader of his own eight-piece jazz band by the time he was sixteen. He also was an accomplished accordion player and gave performances on both the cornet and accordion for radio shows in Great Falls, Montana. Claude moved to Los Angeles, California to study cornet with Herbert L. Clarke from 1936 through 1945. Gordon was hired by the May Company in April 1938 to record accordion commercials. Donald Ricardo hired Gordon on May 6, 1938 to play accordion with the NBC Orchestra. In 1939, Claude was cast as the gypsy accordion player in the Universal Studio's motion picture musical, An Old Spanish Custom, later renamed In Rhumba Land. During the 1950s Gordon emerged as one of Hollywood's frequently sought-after jazz trumpet soloists. Throughout the 1950s and 1960s, Gordon toured the United States with his orchestra, performing at such venues as Hollywood's Palladium Theater and New York City's Roseland Ballroom. Gordon's big band won the national title of "Best Dance Band" in a 1959 contest sponsored by the American Federation of Musicians.

By the mid-1960s Gordon rededicated his life to teaching, establishing himself as a leading educator of the cornet and trumpet. He taught at several different colleges and universities on America's west coast, and established a summer brass camp for music students of all ages and abilities. He wrote several method books: Systematic Approach to Daily Practice, Daily Trumpet Routines, and Physical Approach to Elementary Brass Playing, among others. It is reasonably safe to say that Herbert L. Clarke strongly influenced Gordon to write Brass Playing is No Harder Than Deep Breathing. Additionally, Gordon edited the Clarke-Gordon Technical Studies for Bass Clef, annotated Arban's Complete Conservatory Method for Trumpet, and created the educational videotape series, The Seven Natural Elements of Brass Playing. Gordon also worked with the Selmer Music Company in the 1980s to develop their "Claude Gordon" model, an instrument that became a "standard" for their modern trumpet design. The "Claude Gordon Method" as his books, video tapes and teachings are referred to, continues to influence new students of brass playing. It will continue to be his legacy.

Subject/Index Terms

Bands
Brass Instruments
Music - United States
Musical Instrument Collections
Musical Instrument Makers - Europe
Musical Instrument Makers - United States

Administrative Information

Repository: The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music

Acquisition Source: Patricia Gordon, Big Bear Lake, California.

Acquisition Method: Gift


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Series 4: Method Books, Lecture Notes and Presentations, Research Notes and Awards, and Music Instruments and MouthpiecesAdd to your cart.
Box 68Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Claude Gordon: 30 Velocity Studies (part 1 of 3), ca. 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Claude Gordon: 30 Velocity Studies (part 2 of 3), ca. 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Claude Gordon: 30 Velocity Studies (part 3 of 3), 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Claude Gordon: Daily Trumpet Routines, 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Claude Gordon: Physical Approach to Beginning Trumpet, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Claude Gordon: Physical Approach to Elementary Brass Playing, for Trumpet (part 1 of 4), ca. 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Claude Gordon: Physical Approach to Elementary Brass Playing, for Trumpet (part 2 of 4), 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Claude Gordon: Physical Approach to Elementary Brass Playing, for Trumpet, Manuscripts (part 3 of 4), ca. 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Claude Gordon: Physical Approach to Elementary Brass Playing, for Bass Clef transcribed by David Evans (part 4 of 4), 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Claude Gordon: Systematic Approach to Daily Practice Original Manuscripts, ca. 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Claude Gordon: Systematic Approach to Daily Practice (part 1 of 5), ca. 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Claude Gordon: Systematic Approach to Daily Practice (part 2 of 5), ca. 1965Add to your cart.
Box 69Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Claude Gordon: Systematic Approach to Daily Practice (part 3 of 5), ca. 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Claude Gordon: Systematic Approach to Daily Practice (part 4 of 5), ca. 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Claude Gordon: Systematic Approach to Daily Practice (part 5 of 5), ca. 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Claude Gordon: Systematic Approach to Daily Practice: Final Draft (part 1 of 3), ca. 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Claude Gordon: Systematic Approach to Daily Practice: Final Draft (part 2 of 3), ca. 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Claude Gordon: Systematic Approach to Daily Practice: Final Draft (part 3 of 3), ca. 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Claude Gordon: Systematic Approach to Daily Practice, ca. 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Claude Gordon: Tongue Level Studies for Trumpet (part 1 of 6), ca. 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Claude Gordon: Tongue Level Studies for Trumpet (part 2 of 6), ca. 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Claude Gordon: Tongue Level Studies for Trumpet (part 3 of 6), ca. 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Claude Gordon: Tongue Level Studies for Trumpet (part 4 of 6), ca. 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Claude Gordon: Tongue Level Studies for Trumpet (part 5 of 6), ca. 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Claude Gordon: Tongue Level Studies for Trumpet (part 6 of 6), ca. 1981Add to your cart.
Box 70Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Claude Gordon: Brass Playing is No Harder Than Deep Breathing (part 1 of 4), ca. 1981-1987Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Claude Gordon: Brass Playing is No Harder Than Deep Breathing (part 2 of 4), ca. 1981-1987Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Claude Gordon: Brass Playing is No Harder Than Deep Breathing (part 3 of 4), ca. 1981-1987Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Claude Gordon: Brass Playing is No Harder Than Deep Breathing (part 4 of 4), ca. 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Claude Gordon: Book Preface (unidentified), UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Claude Gordon: Crash Course (part 1 of 3), 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Claude Gordon: Crash Course, Revised (part 2 of 3), 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Claude Gordon: Crash Course, Revised (part 3 of 3), 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Claude Gordon: Daily Trumpet Routines, 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Claude Gordon: Daily Trumpet Routines, 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Claude Gordon: Intermediate Development for Brass Players, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Claude Gordon: Method for Piccolo Trumpet, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Claude Gordon: Physical Approach to Elementary Brass Playing in Bass Clef (hard-bound), 1978Add to your cart.
Box 71Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Claude Gordon: Physical Approach; 30 velocity studies; tongue-level exercises (hard-cover), 1977, 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Claude Gordon: Systematic Approach to Daily Practice for Trumpet (part 1 of 3), 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Claude Gordon: Systematic Approach to Daily Practice for Trumpet (part 2 of 3), 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Claude Gordon: Systematic Approach to Daily Practice for Trumpet (part 3 of 3), 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Claude Gordon: Systematic Approach to Daily Practice for Trumpet, Notes (part 1 of 2), 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Claude Gordon: Systematic Approach to Daily Practice for Trumpet, Notes (part 2 of 2), ca. 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Claude Gordon: Systematic Approach to Daily Practice; Daily Trumpet Routines (hard cover), 1965, 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Claude Gordon: Tongue Level Exercises, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Claude Gordon: Exercises, Unidentified, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Herbert L. Clarke: Bibliography, Published Books, 1909 - 1929Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Herbert L. Clarke: Technical Studies, Edited  by Claude Gordon, transcribed for Bass Clef Knevitt, ca. 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Herbert L. Clarke: Technical Studies, Edited by Claude Gordon, transcribed for Bass Clef by Knevitt, 1976Add to your cart.
Box 72Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Herbert L. Clarke: Elementary Studies for Cornet, 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Herbert L. Clarke: Technical Studies for the Trumpet, 1933Add to your cart.
Folder 3: "How I became a Cornetist", by Herbert L. Clarke, 1934Add to your cart.
Folder 4: 1920's: Correspondence, Herbert L. Clarke and Claude GordonAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 5: 1930's: Correspondence, Herbert L. Clarke and Claude GordonAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: 1940's: Correspondence, Herbert L. Clarke and Claude GordonAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: A Lesson with Herbert L. Clarke, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Articles about Breath Control, Undated and 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Articles about the Cornet, 1918, 1921, and 1923Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Articles written by Herbert L. Clarke, ca. 1918 - 1923Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Information on Sousa and Clarke, ca. early 1900'sAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Obituary:  Herbert L. Clarke, January 30, 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Photographs of Herbert L. Clarke, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Recordings of Herbert L. Clarke, ca. 1910 - 1925Add to your cart.
Box 73Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Herbert L. Clarke: Elementary Studies and Technical Studies for Cornet (part 1 of 2), 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Herbert L. Clarke: Elementary Studies and Technical Studies for Cornet (part 2 of 2) 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Thiecke, William A.: Studies, Transposed for Trumpet by C. Gordon, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Charlier, Theo:  Trente-Six Etudes Transcendantes pour Trompette, Cornet a Pistons ou Bugle, Maxime-Alphonse: "Etudes, Parts 1, 2, and 3", Chavanne: "Etudes Virtuosite and Characeteristiques", ca. 1946, 1920, and 1951Add to your cart.
Folder 5: P. Clodomir, 1928Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Cornetist's Folio (part 1 of  2), UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Cornetist's Folio (part 2 of 2), UndatedAdd to your cart.
Box 74Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Gallay, J. F.:  Soixante-Treize Etudes (pourTrompettes Ut ou Si b, Cornet a pistons et Saxhorns), Maxime-Alphonse: "Etudes, Parts 1, 2, and 3", Chavanne: "Etudes Virtuosite and Characeteristiques", 1953, 1959, 1912, 1950, 1951, 1955, and 1954Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Harris, Aaron:  Advanced Studies for Trumpet and Cornet, 1930Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Laurent, Rene:  Enseignement de la Trompette du Cornet et du Saxhorn, 1946Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Levy, Jules and A. Liberate: Cornet Methods, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Liberati: The Cornetists Joy, ca. 1889Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Liesering (Bernhoff), Method of Transposition (#66), 1909Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Michaelis: Instruction Book, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Perrin, Clement: 33 Etudes Difficiles pour Trompette ou Cornet, 1952Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Petit, Alexandre:  Etudes et Exercices pour le Cornet a Pistons, Petit: "La Semaine Due Virtuose", Caffatelli: "Etudes", Foveau: "La Petit Trompette", Busser: "Etudes", and Bodet: "Etudes", 1913, 1956, 1952, 1968, and 1948Add to your cart.
Box 75Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Saint-Jacome`s Cornet Method (Version 1), 1894Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Saint-Jacome`s Cornet Method (Version II), 1894Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Thiecke, William A.:  Original and Transposed, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Vannetelbosch, L. J.: Le Debutant Trompettiste (Trumpet for Beginners), 1969Add to your cart.
Box 76Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Arban's Method - copyright 1936 (prior to Claude Gordon annotated version), 1894, 1936Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Arban's: Method, 1894, 1936Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Colin, Charles: 100 Original Warm-Ups, 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Colin, Charles: Lip Flexibilities, Vol. 1, 2, and 3, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Cornetist's Joy, Piano, ca. 1930'sAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Cornetist's Joy, ca. 1930'sAdd to your cart.
Box 77Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Eby: Complete Scientific Method for Cornet and Trumpet (Part 1), 1924Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Eby: Complete Scientific Method for Cornet and Trumpet (Complete), 1924Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Gatti Grand Method, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Harris, Aaron: Advanced Studies for Trumpet and Cornet, 1930Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Haynie, John: Development and Maintenance of Techniques for all Brass Instruments in Treble Clef, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Rafael Mendez: Trumpet Solos, ca. 1950'sAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Rafael Mendez: Trumpet Solos, Piano accompianment, ca. 1930'sAdd to your cart.
Box 78Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Nagel, Robert: Speed Studies for Trumpet (Horn or Clarinet), 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Theick, William A.: Common Sense (Contains: Del Staigers "Flexibility Studies and Technical Drills" Parts I-II, Walter Smith: "Lip Flexibility", Max Scholssberg: "Daily Drills") , 1928, 1950, 1935, 1937Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Williams, Ernest S.: Modern Method for Trumpet of Cornet, 1936Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Williams, Ernest S.: The Secret of Technique-Preservation, 1946Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Unidentified: The World`s Method, 1887Add to your cart.
Box 79Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Southwestern Music Conference, August 13-15, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Sixth Annual Southeastern U.S. Concert Band Clinic, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Claude Gordon Brass Camp: Master Copy, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Claude Gordon Summer Camp, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Claude Gordon Brass Camp, 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Claude Gordon Brass Camp, 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Claude Gordon Brass Camp, 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Claude Gordon Brass Camp, 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Claude Gordon Brass Camp, 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Claude Gordon Brass Camp, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Claude Gordon Brass Camp, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Claude Gordon Brass Camp  Programs, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Claude Gordon Brass Camp, 1992 - Promotional FlyersAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Claude Gordon Brass Camp, 1992 - CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Claude Gordon Brass Camp, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Claude Gordon Brass Camp, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Claude Gordon Brass Camp, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Claude Gordon Brass Camp, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Claude Gordon Brass Camp: Teachers` assessment test, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: Claude Gordon Brass Camp: Survey, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: Claude Gordon Clinic Correspondence, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Box 80Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Claude Gordon Notes for Master Classes, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Claude Gordon Video publications, promotional, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Trumpet Clinic, Brigham Young University, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Trumpet Clinic, Correspondence, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Trumpet Clinic, University of Maryland, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Clinic Correspondence and Contract with King, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Clinic Correspondence:  Eugene, Oregon, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Clinic Business Records, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 9: School Clinic Correspondence, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Claude Gordon`s private students` information, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Claude Gordon Sponsored Collegiate Scholarships, 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Published Educational Articles, various datesAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Published Article, The School Musician,  1986-87Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Educational Insipration, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Honorary Doctorate, La Sierra University, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Honorary Doctorate, La Sierra University, 1992: PublicityAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Honorary Doctorate, La Sierra University, Diploma, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Performance Credits, 1938-1940Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Performance and Educational Calendar, 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Performance and Educational Calendar, 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Performance and Educational Calendar, 1946-1947Add to your cart.
Box 81Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Performance and Education Engagements, 1952-1953Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Performance and Educational Records, 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Performance and Educational Records (part 1 of 3), UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Performance and Educational Records (part 2 of 3), UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Performance and Educational Records (part 3 of 3), UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Claude Gordon: Playing on Motion Pictures and Television Recording Dates, Paul Witt, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Charles Colin: "Reflections"; "My Rendezvous with the 1940`s". 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 8: The Memoirs of Timofei Dokshizer, an Autobiography, and Correspondence, 1975, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Eaton, Dissertation:  An Examination of selected Instructional Materials for the Trumpet, 1985Add to your cart.
Box 82Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Video: Claude Gordon Orchestra, May 23, 1959Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Video: Claude Gordon Orchestra, Lawrence Welk Show, April 2, 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Video: Claude Gordon Brass Camp, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Video: Claude Gordon Brass Camp, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Video: Claude Gordon Brass Camp, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Video: Claude Gordon Brass Camp, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Video: Claude Gordon Brass Camp, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Video: Claude Gordon Brass Camp, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Video: Claude Gordon Brass Camp, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Video: Claude Gordon Brass Camp, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Video: Claude Gordon Brass Camp, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Video: Claude Gordon Brass Camp, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Video: Claude Gordon Brass Camp, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Video: Claude Gordon Brass Camp, 1991Add to your cart.
Box 83Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Video: Claude Gordon Brass Camp, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Video: Claude Gordon Brass Camp, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Video: Claude Gordon Brass Camp, 1991 or 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Video: Claude Gordon Brass Camp, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Video: Claude Gordon Brass Camp, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Video: Claude Gordon Brass Camp, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Video: Claude Gordon Brass Camp, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Video: Claude Gordon Brass Camp, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Video: Claude Gordon Brass Camp, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Video: Claude Gordon Brass Camp, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Video: Claude Gordon Brass Camp, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Video: Claude Gordon Brass Camp, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Video: Claude Gordon Brass Camp, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Video: Claude Gordon Brass Camp, 1993Add to your cart.
Box 84Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Video: Claude Gordon Brass Camp, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Video: Claude Gordon Brass Camp, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Video: Claude Gordon Brass Camp, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Video: Claude Gordon Brass Camp, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Video: Claude Gordon Brass Camp, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Video (8mm): Claude Gordon Brass Camp, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Video (8mm): Claude Gordon Brass Camp, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Video (8mm): Claude Gordon Brass Camp, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Video (8mm): Claude Gordon Brass Camp, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Video (8mm): Claude Gordon Brass Camp, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Video (8mm): Claude Gordon Brass Camp, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Video (8mm): Claude Gordon Brass Camp, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Video (8mm): Claude Gordon Brass Camp, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Video (8mm): Claude Gordon Brass Camp, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Video (8mm): Claude Gordon Brass Camp, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Video (8mm): Claude Gordon Brass Camp, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Video (8mm): Claude Gordon Brass Camp, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Video (8mm): Claude Gordon Brass Camp, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Audio: Claude Gordon Brass Camp, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Audio: Claude Gordon Brass Camp, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Audio: Claude Gordon Brass Camp, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Audio: Claude Gordon Brass Camp, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Audio: Claude Gordon Brass Camp, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Audio: Claude Gordon Brass Camp, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Audio: Claude Gordon Brass Camp, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Audio: Claude Gordon Brass Camp, 1990Add to your cart.
Box 95Add to your cart.
Item 1: Cornet B-flat: Courtois, Paris, 1922Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Accession number: 2004.120995.01
Item 2: Cornet B-flat: King Master, H.N. White, Cleveland, OH, 1918Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
#50997
Accession number: 2004.120995.02
Item 3: Cornet B-flat: Buescher "Truetone", Elkhart, IN, 1911Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
#14854
Accession number: 2004.120995.03
Item 4: Cornet B-flat: Selmer, Paris, 1932Add to your cart.
#733
Accession number: 2004.120995.04
Item 5: Cornet B-flat: King, H.N. White, Cleveland, OH, 1893Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
#3375
Accession number: 2004.120995.05
Item 6: Trumpet B-flat/A: Conn "Victor", Elkhart, IN, ca. 1924-1925Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
#203540
Accession number: 2004.120995.06
Item 7: Cornet B-flat: Besson "London" S, 1888Add to your cart.
#42599
Accession number: 2004.120995.07
Item 8: Cornet/Trumpet, B-flat, accessories, undatedAdd to your cart.
Accession number: 2004.120995.08
Item 9: Cornet B-flat: King, H.N. White, Cleveland, OH, 1893Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
#11658
Accession number: 2004.120995.09
Item 10: Cornet B-flat: Holton, "New Proportion", Chicago, IL, 1912Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
#14056
Accession number: 2004.120995.10
Item 11: Cornet B-flat: Holton "Clark", Elkhorn, WI, 1916Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
#57100
Accession number: 2004.120995.11
Box 96Add to your cart.
Item 1: Trumpet B-flat: Besson "Meha", undatedAdd to your cart.
Bell and leadpipe only
Accession number: 2004.120995.12
Item 2: Cornet B-flat: Boston "Three Star", Boston, 1915Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
#19492A
Accession number: 2004.120995.13
Item 3: Cornet B-flat: Conn "New Wonder", undatedAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
#148828
Accession number: 2004.120995.14
Item 4: Trumpet B-flat/A, Couturier, La Porte, IN, 1920Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
#M4679
Accession number: 2004.120995.15
Item 5: Trumpet B-flat: Selmer Paris, "Claude Gordon Model", Prototype, 1981Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
#001
Accession number: 2004.120995.16
Box 97Add to your cart.
Item 1: Trumpet B-flat: Conn "22B", Elkhart, IN, 1948Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
#378694
Accession number: 2004.120995.17
Item 2: Trumpet B-flat: Conn "Gustat", Elkhart, IN, 1927Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
#245614
Accession number: 2004.120995.18
Item 3: Trumpet B-flat: Martin "Committee", Elkart, IN, 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
#168261
Accession number: 2004.120995.19
Item 4: Trumpet B-flat: Besson, Paris "Meha", 1950Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
#94070
Accession number: 2004.120995.20
Item 5: Trumpet B-flat: Selmer Paris "Balanced Action", Paris, 1935Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
#6839
Accession number: 2004.120995.21
Item 6: Trumpet B-flat: Benge "Resno-tempered bell", Burbank, CA, 1960Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
#10000
Accession number: 2004.120995.22
Item 7: Trumpet B-flat: Conn "Vocabell", Elkhart, IN, 1952Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
#395256
Accession number: 2004.120995.23
Mouthpiece Box 1Add to your cart.
Item 24: Unknown, late 19th c. - early 20th c.Add to your cart.
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Item 25: Unknown, late 19th c. - early 20th c.Add to your cart.
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Item 26: Unknown, late 19th c. - early 20th c.Add to your cart.
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Item 27: Unknown, late 19th c. - early 20th c.Add to your cart.
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Item 28: Unknown, late 19th c. - early 20th c.Add to your cart.
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Item 29: Courtois "Breveti"Add to your cart.
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Item 30: Besson #18Add to your cart.
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Item 31: ConnAdd to your cart.
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Item 32: Conn WonderAdd to your cart.
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Item 33: Conn Liberati Model #1Add to your cart.
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Item 34: Levy Model #1 - KefferAdd to your cart.
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Item 35: "The Only Genuine Levy" ModelAdd to your cart.
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Item 36: USA E-ToneAdd to your cart.
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Item 37: Conn #4Add to your cart.
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Item 63: Conn - Clarke, undatedAdd to your cart.
2004.120995.47 . Gifted to Claude Gordon by Herbert L. Clarke, contoured mouthpiece.
Mouthpiece Box 2Add to your cart.
Item 38: White #8Add to your cart.
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Item 39: White "Equa-Tru" #32 3/4Add to your cart.
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Item 40: White "Equa-Tru" #36 1/2Add to your cart.
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Item 41: King M8Add to your cart.
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Item 42: Holton #1Add to your cart.
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Item 43: King 7M (27)Add to your cart.
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Item 44: Claude's mouthpiece before changing to H.L. Clarke's - Rudy Mock "Cushion Rim 17-C"Add to your cart.
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Item 45: Mock "Cushion Rim 17C"Add to your cart.
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Item 46: Holton "Heim #1" (.44)Add to your cart.
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Item 48: MehaaAdd to your cart.
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Item 49: Del Staigers - White #42Add to your cart.
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Item 50: Claude Gordon personal mouthpiece (his design)Add to your cart.
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Item 51: Schilke #4Add to your cart.

Gordon model, which he did not endorse.

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Item 52: ReevesAdd to your cart.
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Item 53: Reeves, "CA"Add to your cart.
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Item 54: ReevesAdd to your cart.
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Item 55: ReevesAdd to your cart.
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Item 56: Reeves screw-rimAdd to your cart.
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Item 57: Giardinelli - New York 3 mAdd to your cart.
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Item 58: Jet Tone - Al Hirt #AAdd to your cart.
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Item 59: Bach 1 1/4CAdd to your cart.
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Item 60: Bush 3DAdd to your cart.
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Item 61: Getzen Deluxe MLAdd to your cart.
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Item 62: Bach 5CAdd to your cart.
2004.120995.62

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