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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Content Note

Organization of Collection

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Original Deposit of September 2007 (Acc. 2007-110)

University of Texas San Antonio

Inventory of the William O. Ginn Papers, 1950s-1990s



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Ginn, William O.
Title: William O. Ginn Papers
Dates: 1950s-1990s
Creator Abstract: William O. "Bill" Ginn was a composer and arranger of film music, advertising music and commercial music for such performers as Leonard Cohen, Jennifer Warnes, Alejandro Escovedo, and Joe Scruggs.
Content Abstract: The bulk of the William O. Ginn Papers is comprised of sheet music, project files and correspondence.
Identification: MS 256
Extent: 21 linear feet (20 Boxes)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Biographical Note

William O. "Bill" Ginn was a composer and arranger of film music, advertising music and commercial music for such performers as Leonard Cohen, Jennifer Warnes, Alejandro Escovedo, and Joe Scruggs.

Ginn was raised in Mississippi and graduated from the University of Texas in 1974 with a degree in jazz theory and composition. He was a member of the Austin jazz band Passenger, who provided backing for various touring musicians, including Leonard Cohen. Ginn recorded and toured with Cohen and Jennifer Warnes throughout the 1980s and 1990s. He was the musical director of Cohen's 1993 tour of the US and Canada. Ginn was nominated for a Grammy Award for Jennifer Warnes' song "The Singer Must Die." He also worked in film, scoring or performing in films such as "Winter People" and "The Man with Two Brains."

After returning to Mississippi in 2001, Gnn died of liver failure at the age of 52 in Lexington, MS in October 2004.

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Scope and Content Note

The bulk of the William O. Ginn Papers is comprised of sheet music, project files and correspondence.

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Organization of Collection

Original Deposit of September 2007 (Acc. 2007-110)

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is housed at UTSA's Main Campus and must be accessed via the John Peace Library Special Collections reading room. To request access, please use the Collections Request Form.

Usage Restrictions

The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.

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Index Terms

Personal Names
Ginn, William "Bill" O.
Subjects
Music trade--United States.
Sound--Production and direction.
Motion picture music.
Music in advertising.
Genres/Formats
Sheet music.
Project files.
Correspondence.
Local Subjects
Music/Musicians

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Related Material

There are no known other archival collections created by William O. Ginn at the date of accessioning.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], William O. Ginn Papers, MS 256, University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.

Acquisition Information

Received from Hilda Ginn in September 2007 (Acc. 2001-110).

Processing Information

The collection is in 1 accession, Acc. 2007-110, and has been encoded by Nikki Lynn Thomas, Manuscripts Curator. More detailed processing is not anticipated at this time.

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Inventory of the William O. Ginn Papers

 

Original Deposit of September 2007 (Acc. 2007-110)

Box
1 Blank staff paper
VHS tapes
Sheet music
Correspondence
Photos
CDs/ DVDs
Programs
Restricted: Medical records
Box
2 Correspondence
Sheet music
Box
3 Sheet music
Box
4 Sheet music
The Great Celebration by Zen Master Joshu Sasaki
Box
5 Sheet music
Box
6 Sheet music
Box
7 Sheet music
Box
8 Sheet music
Box
9 Sheet music, blank staff paper
Box
OM1 Sheet music, blank staff paper
Box
OM2 Sheet music, blank staff paper, photos
Box
OM3 Sheet music
Box
OM4 Sheet music, map
Box
OM5 Sheet music
Box
OM6 Sheet music
Box Folder
OM7 1 Butterfield’s
2 Morton Southwest 1982
3 Groos Bank
4 GECU
5 American Bank of Commerce
6 Home Pro Warehouse
7 Night Hawk Frozen Foods
8 McDonald’s Breakfast/ Hispanic
9 WOAI ID Package #2
10 Floor World
11 U.S. Floors
12 2 unknown envelopes
13 Charter Real: 2 Scores
14 Freedom Banks: 2 Scores
15 Waterpark USA? (Tom Dean)
16 American Horseman Theme
17 Bexar Savings (2 spots)
18 Riceland Rice
Box Folder
OM8 1 Southern Style Spas and Waterbeds
2 Certina (?) Watches
3 Whataburger Christmas
4 Whataburger 50’s/ 80’s
5 SASA
6 Coors Light (3 spots)
7 Ray Ellison Scores
8 Unknown envelope
9 Sugar Care, Scott Joplin
Box
OM9 Sheet music, reel, blank staff paper
Box Folder
9 1 6th and 7th Symphonies in Full Orchestral Score Ludwig van Beethonven
2 Carmen Bizet
3 Manuals Only compiled and edited by David N. Johnson
4 Bravo! Magazine of the Lively Arts
5 Lieder eines fahrenden gesellen Mahler
6 1st, 2nd and 3rd Symphonies Ludwig van Beethoven
7 4th and 5th Symphonies Ludwig van Beethoven
8 Viennese Waltzes for violin and piano
9 The International Library of Music
10 The Southern Writers Quizbook by Patti Carr Black
11 Sounds and Scores Henry Mancini
12 KMOL News theme transcription/Arr. For Mike Byrne
13 Liza Farrow Demo Materials
14 Valley Transit
15 Hayes/KCSW Synth. Sketches
16 Super D (3 spots)
17 P. Lauren Demo Stuff
18 Lassus Trombone Henry Fillmore
19 After the Ball, Clauder/Harris Arrangement Ginn
20 Sheet music
21 Piano/ Solo Violin (stuff from Marissa Regni Recital)
22 Morning Album cut arrangements, United Audio Recordings
23 The Woods are Full of Hunters, Thomas Wells
24 The Whistler and His Dog, Arthur Pryor
25 Blank staff paper, sheet music
26 Lullaby Project
27 Heart of the Americas scores/parts
28 Maid at Home, 9/99
Box Folder
10 1 Sheet music
2 Lux Aeterna Morten Lauridsen
3 Wozzeck Universal Edition No. 12100 Alban Berg
4 8th and 9th Symphonies in Full Orchestral Score Ludwig Van Beethoven
5 The Complete Gershwin Keyboard Works, 7 Major Compositions in 1 Volume
6 Improvisations Opus 20 Bela Bartok
7 Selected Czerny Studies (Liebling) Book 1
8 Brahms Walzer Opus 39
Box Folder
OM10 1 The Technique of Electronic Music by Thomas Wells & Eric S. Vogel
2 Sight Singing and Related Skills
3 Practical Instrumentation for the Wind Band
4 Modern Study of the Harp
5 Range Finder for the Percussion Seeker
6 Carmen, an Opera in 4 Acts Bizet

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