Irving S. Gilmore Music Library

Sauter-Finegan Orchestra Papers now available

Front cover for The Sound of the Sauter-Finegan Orchestra (RCA Victor EPB-1009)
August 10, 2017

A finding aid for the Sauter-Finegan Orchestra Papers (MSS 140) is now available. 

The Sauter-Finegan Orchestra was formed in 1952 by Eddie Sauter (1914-1981) and Bill Finegan (1917-2008). Sauter and Finegan were prominent arrangers for big bands led by artists such as Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman and Tommy Dorsey. Sauter and Finegan were strongly influenced by classical music, and their orchestra included non-traditional big band instruments like the recorder, piccolo, English horn, and tympani. The collection contains orchestral arrangements by Sauter and Finegan.