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William A. Chrystal papers

 Collection
Identifier: PIMS-0008
William A. Chrystal was a pianist, composer, arranger, and conductor based in the Pittsburgh area for most of his career. He attended the Peabody Institute in the 1950s and earned a bachelor of music, master of music, and artist diploma in piano performance. The William A. Chrystal papers contain primarily manuscript music scores prepared by Chrystal, including his arrangements for piano or another solo instrument of classical works, popular songs, and jazz standards.

Dates

  • approximately 1960-2000

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for use at the Peabody Archives.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright. All requests for permission to publish or perform materials in this collection must be submitted in writing to the archivist of the Arthur Friedheim Library.

Extent

1.74 Cubic Feet (6 flat score boxes)

Biographical / Historical

William A. Chrystal (1931-2008) was a pianist, composer, arranger, and conductor based in the Pittsburgh area for most of his career. He attended the Peabody Institute in the 1950s and earned a bachelor of music, master of music, and artist diploma in piano performance. Chrystal was a member of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, served on the faculty at Carnegie Mellon University, taught at Chatham College, and gave private lessons.

Scope and Contents

The William A. Chrystal papers, approximately 1960-2000, contain primarily manuscript music scores prepared by Chrystal. These include Chrystal's arrangements for piano or another solo instrument of classical works, popular songs, and jazz standards. The collection also contains original compositions by Chrystal, including incidental music for orchestra.

Other Finding Aids

An inventory of song arrangements is available offline. Please contact the Peabody Archives for more information.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Anne Traeger in 2012.

Processing Information

Processed by Isaac Greene and Matt Testa in 2017.

Creator

Source

Repository Details

Part of the Peabody Archives Repository

Contact:
Peabody Institute
1 E. Mount Vernon Place
Baltimore MD 21202 USA