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Duke, Vernon
toga Springs, N.Y., 1936. Works: String Trio; String Quartet; Piano Trio; Suite for Viola alone; Fantasy for violin and piano; Carnival Over-ture for full orchestra; and many songs. Home: 58 Paradise Road, Northampton, Mass.
Duke, Vernon (Vladimir Dukelsky), composer; b. Pskoff, Russia, Oct. 10, 1903. ASCAP 1934. Musical from childhood. At nine studied com­position with Gliere; piano with Dombrovsky; at thirteen entered Kiev Cons, of Music. Family political exiles from Russia in 1920; he turned to music. As professional musician and composer of special material for stage, remained in New York until 1924, then returned to Europe. Com­posed ballet Zephyr and Flora, 1925, for Diaghilev, widely performed in Europe. World War II, enlisted U.S. Coast Guard 1942; honorable dis­charge, Lt. Commander, 1944. Founder and president Society for Forgotten Music, 1948. Contributor to Stage Magazine, Theater Arts Monthly, Music Publishing Journal. London shows: The Yellow Mask; Katja, the Dancer; Yvonne; Blue Ma­zurka; The Pow Wows; Two Little Girls in Blue; Open Your Eyes. New York shows: Garrick Gaieties (1930); Walk a Little Faster; Ziegfeld Follies (two editions, 1934-35); Shoot the Works; Thumbs Up; The Show Is On; Cabin in the Sky; Banjo Eyes; Lady Comes Across; Jackpot; Tars and Spars (U.S. Coast Guard Revue); Sadie Thompson; Dancing in the Streets; Ray Bolger's ballet Raffles in Keep off the Grass. Works: three bal­lets (Zephyr and Flora, Jardin Pub­lic, Le Bal des Blanchisseuses); Three Symphonies; Three Cantatas (The End of St. Petersburg, Paris AUer et Retour, Epitaph); Violin Concerto; Violin Sonata; Cello Con­certo; Piano Sonata; Trio for flute, bassoon, piano; Two Piano Suites; Souvenir de Venise (Sonata for
harpsichord); and Victorian Songs. Songs: "The Silver Shield" (U.S. Coast Guard Fighting Song); "I'm Only Human After AH"; "This is Romance"; "What is There to Say?"; "Suddenly"; "I Like the Likes of You"; "April in Paris"; "Autumn in New York"; "Now"; "Cabin in the Sky"; "Taking a Chance on Love"; "Were Having a Baby"; "The Love I Long For"; "That Moment of Mo­ments"; "I Can't Get Started"; "Words Without Music"; "London in July." Also, background music for eleven films (1930); The Goldwyn Follies (1937); Cabin in the Sky (1943) and War Documentary Battle Sta­tions (1944). Home: 11005 Strath-more Dr., Los Angeles 24, Calif.
Dulmage, Will E., composer; b. Holly, Mich., Aug. 17, 1883. ASCAP 1946. Educ: Holly High School. Studied organ and piano with private tutors. Became member of staff of popular music publishing house in Detroit, remained twenty-one years. Now Detroit sheet music executive. Songs: "When It's Night-Time in Ne­vada"; "Faded Love Letters"; "On the Highway to Galilee"; "Golden City"; "Tenderly Think of Me"; "Holding Hands"; "In the Pathway of the Moon"; "By Lamplight"; "By the Bridge of San Luis Rey." Home: 4151 Grindley Park, Dearborn, Mich.
Du Mond, Joe (Joseph H. Du Mond), composer, author; b. Finchford, Iowa, Nov. 21, 1898. ASCAP 1943. Active in radio and owner of radio station; wrote many hymns, words, and music. Songs: "Bye-Lo"; "Let's Spend a Lit­tle While Together"; "Come Love to Me"; "Night Mists in the Canyon"; "To You, My Love, To You"; "An Old Braided Rug"; "Wonderful Love"; "I Come to Thee"; "I Am So Happy"; "His Soon"; "By the Sea." Home: Waterloo, Iowa. Address: c/o ASCAP.

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