George Duning

George Duning (February 25, 1908 – February 27, 2000) was an American musician, and film composer. He was born in Richmond, Indiana, United States, and educated in Cincinnati, Ohio at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, where his mentor was Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco.

Birth and Death Data: Born February 25th, 1908 (Richmond), Died February 27th, 2000 (San Diego)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1940 - 1956

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor PBS-055218 10-in. 12/11/1940 I can't remember to forget Bob Allen ; Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor PBS-061951 10-in. 12/3/1941 Popocatepetl Freddy Martin Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal quartet composer  
Decca L 4488 8/26/1947 What makes rain?, part 1 Orchestra (unidentified; Decca Records) composer  
Decca L 4489 8/26/1947 What makes rain?, part 2 Orchestra (unidentified; Decca Records) composer  
Decca L 9038 3/8/1956 Love theme from Picnic ; Hal's theme ; The Owens Family ; Flo and Madge ; Hal's boots Columbia Pictures Orchestra composer  
Decca L 9039 3/8/1956 Moonglow and Theme from Picnic ; It's a blue world ; Torn shirt ; Hal's turmoil ; Rosemary pleads ; Rosemary alone ; Culmination ; Hal's escape ; That Owens girl ; Millie ; You love me ; Madge decides Columbia Pictures Orchestra composer  


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"Duning, George." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 4 August 2021.

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