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 Posted:   Sep 23, 2008 - 3:15 AM   
 By:   zooba   (Member)

I recently obtained a disc of Old Time Radio Programs entitled COLUMBIA WORKSHOP. The very last program on the disc is entitled "We Gather Together" and is dated Nov. 21, 1951 This was the workshop's Thanksgiving show for that year. It contains the classic hymn "We Gather Together" along with an original music score by a young 22 year old Jerry Goldsmith, who the announcer gives credit at the end of the program.

Wondering if this is possibly Jerry Goldsmith's earliest recording of his original music? If so, what a treasure to have. I believe this was even before Goldsmith was actually on the paid staff of CBS Radio.

The announcer (Ben Presser) says the following at the end of the show. It's all so very touching and profound to me now:

"You have been listening to the Columbia Workshop presentation "We Gather Together" by Harold Vincent Jr. In the spirit of thanksgiving, we who make up the Columbia Workshop would like to add a personal note of thanks to this annual occasion. We are grateful to the Columbia Broadcasting System for the generous use of it's time and facilities. We give thanks for the opportunity of experiencing ourselves in the manners and techniques of radio broadcasting. None of us are professionals. We all hold other stepping stones of jobs that will lead to eventual recognition. And so. our thanks to opportunity. To the various other individuals already prominent in the field who have given graciously of their talents and encouragement, to the many efforts of the workshop, we also sincerely give thanks. And finally to you who are listening, and you who are with us tonight, we say thank you for your interest and for your favor. May this Thanksgiving Day have a deep and personal significance to everyone as we each individually count our blessings."

The announcer then lists the cast and actors who performed and says "We Gather Together was written by Harold Vincent Jr. with Original music composed and conducted by Jerry Goldsmith" etc. more tech credits.

Really cool stuff.

Supposedly there is a Columbia Workshop episode called
"Symphonies for Youth" from 1946 which features a music quiz featuring a few High School students, one of which is a 16 year old Jerry Goldsmith answering music questions.

Would love to hear that one. Anyone have it?

Again, what a treasure to have this recording.

Zoob

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 23, 2008 - 10:34 AM   
 By:   nathan brittles   (Member)

Hi Zoob

With all the anti-climax of the new Intrada Goldsmith release it's nice to read of something so incredably relevant to this forum.

I cannot immagine the pleasure you must have taken in listening to 'young Jerrys' music.
His history was 'not yet written'.

We are his future..as long as we keep his memories and magnificent music alive.

Thankyou for posting
Regards
Nathan

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 23, 2008 - 3:51 PM   
 By:   zooba   (Member)

Thank you Nathan for your kind response.

Maestro Goldsmith indeed left us countless musical treasures to discover and rediscover and enjoy for years to come.

The comments made by the announcer ring so true, that with hard work and encouragement and thankfulness for our opportunities in life, we all can someday see our greatest dreams come true.

Jerry Goldsmith realized his dream and was able to share his talent. We are lucky to have the gift of his wonderful music.

Zoob

 
 Posted:   Sep 23, 2008 - 4:01 PM   
 By:   Heath   (Member)

We are his future..as long as we keep his memories and magnificent music alive.

What a lovely way to put it. smile

 
 Posted:   Apr 19, 2018 - 2:15 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

Dear zooba,

I'm going through this website trying to find all of the early Goldsmith radio shows they might have, as the sound quality on these CDs is much better than those on archive.org. (1489 Words sounds great!) Since you've probably bought a bunch of them, could you direct me to all the ones you know of with Goldsmith music, for our Odyssey podcast?

http://www.radioarchives.com/

They have Columbia Workshop stuff, but since Goldsmith only scored this one that I know of, I'm hoping you can point me to the right collection.

Thanks,
Yavar

P.S. Where did you hear about that 1946 "Symphonies for Youth" episode? Did you ever locate it?

 
 Posted:   Apr 19, 2018 - 5:12 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)



P.S. Where did you hear about that 1946 "Symphonies for Youth" episode? Did you ever locate it?


I think I saw that SPERDVAC (Society for the Preservation of Entertainment in Radio, or something like) in L.A. has a copy of this available to members.

 
 Posted:   Apr 19, 2018 - 5:14 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

Dear zooba,

I'm going through this website trying to find all of the early Goldsmith radio shows they might have, as the sound quality on these CDs is much better than those on archive.org. (1489 Words sounds great!) Since you've probably bought a bunch of them, could you direct me to all the ones you know of with Goldsmith music, for our Odyssey podcast?

http://www.radioarchives.com/



I would also try Jerry Haendiges website: www.otrsite.com

to buy other old, rare radio stuff in high-quality transfers.

He has mp3 versions of some things, plus a ton of discs that are not yet transferred, but can be if you pay him to do it.

He does good work; I own some of his work (and know from such things).

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 21, 2018 - 8:20 AM   
 By:   ZardozSpeaks   (Member)

We are his future..as long as we keep his memories and magnificent music alive.

What a lovely way to put it. smile


A religion begins this way, too ("Do this in memory of me", etc.)

 
 Posted:   May 3, 2018 - 7:08 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)



P.S. Where did you hear about that 1946 "Symphonies for Youth" episode? Did you ever locate it?


I think I saw that SPERDVAC (Society for the Preservation of Entertainment in Radio, or something like) in L.A. has a copy of this available to members.


Re-thinking this, it might not be SPERDVAC. I know it was listed in the Goldin index, so that means the discs probably went to that Kansas City archive.

Which means that if there are no other copies of the disc, then it'll be tough sledding getting a copy out of the university, but you could go there and give a listen.

 
 Posted:   Mar 14, 2019 - 3:45 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

Do you have contact info for this "Kansas City archive"?

Yavar

 
 Posted:   Mar 14, 2019 - 7:42 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

Do you have contact info for this "Kansas City archive"?

Yavar


goldin archive kansas city on google yields

https://library.umkc.edu/archival-collections/collectionsmoreinfo/318

 
 Posted:   Mar 14, 2019 - 7:43 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

You still might try SPERDVAC

 
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