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"I'm constantly asked about what it takes to be a film composer, and I reply, 'A sense of drama'."
--   Henry Mancini

First of all, for the best discussion and place to find information regarding Mr. Mancini's works, go to The Nipper's Place. This is the new forum for Mancini fans, at the same address of the old forum, and you can search for the archives at:  Hank's Place.

On the collectible-side, do you want to see a Pink Panther Guitar Pick collection ?

For some MIDIs gathered in the Internet go to  MIDI Time

I have created a card similar to those baseball cards, look for more...   Check the Mancini Card 1

Books

Also, there are some books regarding Mr. Mancini's life and works.

Did they mention the music ? Out of Print autobiography with Gene Lees as contributor.
From Library Journal
This first biography of Mancini chronicles the life of an important composer of contemporary popular music who, despite huge successes (90 film scores, 90 record albums, 20 Grammys, 4 Oscars), has led a fairly low-key, unassuming, occasionally bittersweet life. This book is a neat chronological recollection of personal and professional life, with some insights into the film industry and scores of names dropped along the way.
Sounds and Scores Out of print composition book by Mr. Mancini. Includes a CD. The old version included a 45rpm.
Book Description
A practical guide to professional guide to professional orchestration featuring recorded musical examples performed by Henry Mancini. Included in the book are sections on the woodwinds, brass, the rhythm section and the string section. A recording is included to follow along with the printed scores.
Programs  
   
Program 1962      Program from 1962 of 20 pages with a lot of photos in black and white
Score Books  
Case History of a Film Score The Thorn Birds Henry Mancini Released by Warner Bros. Publications, it contains 16 musical examples and has a CD with recordings from the original soundtrack. With the release of the 2CD soundtrack by Varese, this is a must-have book for any aspiring film composer, film music buff or Mancini fan. 
The Henry Mancini/Leslie Bricusse Songbook  212 pages
Songbooks There are several songbooks for music from movies or broadway shows, like Peter Gunn, Victor/Victoria, Tom and Jerry, etc. and some recordings like In the Pink by James Galway, The Hollywood Musicals of Henry Mancini with Johnny Mathis, Merry Mancini Christmas, and others.
The Music of Henry Mancini
Plus One 
Comes with Orchestral Accompaniment CD.
Series of books with 20 songs to be played by for Alto Saxophone, Flute, Piano, Trombone, Trumpet and Clarinet.
Book Description
Henry Mancini's biggest hits arranged for solo instruments and piano accompaniment by Tony Esposito. Titles are: Baby Elephant Walk * Blackie's Tune * Brass on Ivory * Breakfast at Tiffany's * Charade * A Cool Shade of Blue * The Dancing Cat * Days of Wine and Roses * Dear Heart * Dreamsville * Fluter's Ball * Le Jazz Hot * Meggie's Theme (Anywhere the Heart Goes) * Moon River * Mr. Lucky * Peter Gunn * The Pink Panther * Slow Hot Wind * Softly * The Sweetheart Tree.
Henry Mancini Strings Another series of books with arrangements for Strings Clef, Violin, Viola and Conduction.
Available at Barnes and Nobles.
Other score books Information compiled from online sources and eBay. Some pictures are shown..
   
About Film Music Some books with some reference to H. Mancini 
Film Composers Guide Guide of Film Composers, including Mancini
Film Score: The Art and Craft of Movie Music One chapter of 13 pages on Henry Mancini
The Sounds of Commerce One chapter called My Huckleberry Friend: Mancini, "Moon River," and Breakfast at Tiffany's, of 32 pages. 
   
Magazines  
Film Score Monthly Issue #46/47 contains article "Tribute to Henry Mancini" from June/July 1994.
Soundtrack Magazine Double issue # 50 contains article "A Tribute to Henry Mancini" and issue # 51 the article "Mancini Remembered".
Frets - The Magazine of Acoustic String Instruments July 1983 issue: Henry Mancini Meets the Dulcimer: The Thorn Birds Soundtrack by Marilyn Kochman, pag. 20 to 24, including an excerpt sheet from the main theme, dulcimer part.
Sheet Music Magazine November 1985 issue - The Mancini Generation Goes On: Talking with Henry, also sheet music for Theme from Mr. Lucky, Newhart and Remington Steele. Also, the Pop Piano column has an article called Filling Those Wide Open Spaces taking as example Theme from Mr. Lucky.

 

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