George Duning

George Duning was born in Richmond, Indiana, in 1908. He began his musical career in 1921, when he was thirteen years old. His mother who taught organ and piano wanted the young Duning to study piano seriously, but he opted for the trumpet and had lessons from Herman Wogelmuth, who was first trumpet with the Cincinnati Symphony at that time.

No Sad Songs for Me

NO SAD SONGS FOR ME is the story of a happily married woman, with a good husband and little daughter, who suddenly discovers that she is dying of cancer and has about eight or ten months to live. Being a woman of unusual fortitude, she does not tell her husband of the imposing tragedy but makes plans which she hopes will lessen the grief of her death...

George Duning

Duning was born in 1908 and educated in Cincinnati, Ohio. He began a career as a trumpet player and arranger for dance bands in the 1940s. He composed portions of several scores during the early 1940s, and received his first full scoring assignment in 1947 for the film-noirish drama, JOHNNY O’CLOCK. With more than 170 film scores over the ensuing thirty...

George Duning

George Duning started out as a trumpet player, performing both jazz and symphony music, in the 1930s. Eventually he began making arrangements for dance bands, and soon became music director for the Kay Kyser Band from 1938 to 1944. In 1944 Duning went into the Naval Unit of the Armed Forces Radio Service, where he conducted concerts...