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Moore, Charles, 1921-1994
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Charles Moore fonds

  • CA UVICARCH SC615
  • Archief
  • 1936-1995

The fonds consists of textual records, photographs and ephemera from Charles Moore's service in the English Royal Marines Band and the Royal Canadian Naden Band in Esquimalt, B.C. The fonds is divided into four series: textual records, ephemera, photographs, and sheet music. Textual records include official documents and certificates, correspondence, a resume, military narratives, newspaper clippings, and drawings. Ephemera includes medals, badges, clothing and accessories, souvenirs, small music equipment, a cassette, and diary. Photographs include a green photograph album and photographs rehoused from a blue binder, depicting subjects such as military bands, Moore's fellow soldiers and bandmates, naval ships, scenes from countries visited by the Royal Marines Band after WWII, and Moore's family. Sheet music includes arrangements by Moore for instruments and conductor, as well as his original composition, Original March.

Moore, Charles, 1921-1994

Ben Hur: woodwind, brass, percussion

File contains handwritten music notation for Ben Hur (1959) composed by Miklós Rózsa, arrangement by Charles Moore.

Moore, Charles, 1921-1994

Ben Hur: woodwind, trumpet

File contains handwritten music notation for Ben Hur (1959) composed by Miklós Rózsa, arrangement by Charles Moore.

Moore, Charles, 1921-1994

Original March by Charles Moore

File contains handwritten and photocopied drafts of Charles Moore's original composition, Original March, dated 1951.

Moore, Charles, 1921-1994

Photograph album

File consists of a photograph album with an embossed green cover and kraft paper. Inscription inside front cover reads, "From, Mother. March 22nd, 1947". Subjects of photographs include Charles Moore during his service in the Royal Marines, naval ships, scenes and landscapes from travels with the Marines, fellow bandmates and soldiers, military bands, military parties and entertainment, the Hong Kong Light Orchestra, Hiroshima before and after the atomic bomb, local landmarks and temples, Japanese families, local people, and Moore's family including wife and children upon immigration to Canada. Album also includes two Canadian Immigration Identification Cards for Moore and his wife Violet. Places identified include Hong Kong, Hiroshima, Malta, Shanghai, Kota Kinabalu (Jesselton), Tokyo, Istanbul, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Nanjing (Nanking), Japan, Malacca, Nova Scotia, Quebec, and Vancouver, B.C.

Moore, Charles, 1921-1994

Ben Hur: brass, percussion

File contains handwritten music notation for Ben Hur (1959) composed by Miklós Rózsa, arrangement by Charles Moore.

Moore, Charles, 1921-1994

Exodus

File contains handwritten music notation for Exodus (1960) composed by Ernest Gold, arrangement by Charles Moore.

Moore, Charles, 1921-1994

Themes from Ben Hur: conductor

File contains handwritten music notation for Themes From Ben Hur (1959) composed by Miklós Rózsa, arrangement by Charles Moore.

Moore, Charles, 1921-1994

Sheet music

Subseries consists of compositions Ben Hur and Exodus arranged by Charles Moore, as well as his original composition, Original March.

Moore, Charles, 1921-1994

Photographs

Subseries consists of photographs inside a green photograph album and photographs rehoused from a blue binder, chiefly from Moore's military service. Subjects include military bands, Moore's fellow soldiers and bandmates, naval ships, scenes from Asian countries visited by the Royal Marines Band after WWII including the devastation of Hiroshima, and Moore's family upon arriving in Canada. Many photographs have been annotated with descriptions and dates.

Moore, Charles, 1921-1994

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