Hugh Raymond Newsom papers
- Newsom, Hugh Raymond (Person)
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12.94 Cubic Feet (27 medium flat boxes, 2 small flat boxes, 2 record center boxes, 1 full-size legal box, 1 oversize flat box)
Biographical / Historical
Newsom studied music theory and composition, focusing on choral music in particular. His experience playing the organ helped him write for the instrument effectively in works for orchestra.
Newsom married Marjorie Brunton, a concert harpist and composer. His sister, Grace Newsom Cushman, taught musicianship at the Peabody Conservatory of Music from 1950 to 1970.
Newsom spent about three months of each year contracting for and routing the coast-to-coast tours of noted individual artists. Some artists include the Don Cossack Choir, the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, The Israel Philharmonic, Jan Kubelik, Pablo Casals, Mischa Elman, Ernestine Schumann-Heink, Alberto Salvi, Rosa Ponselle, and others. The rest of each year Newsome spent composing. For over twenty years Newsom wrote many of his scores in his studio and garden in Baltimore.
Scope and Contents
Series 1: Scores by Hugh Raymond Newsom Subseries A: Manuscript scores and sketches Subseries B: Scores with notes, corrections, additions Subseries C: Unpublished and self-published scores Subseries D: Published scores Subseries E: Unpublished parts Subseries F: Gelatins, transparencies, and negatives Subseries G: Oversize scores Subseries H: Hardbound scores or collections
Series 2: Scores by Marjorie Brunton Newsom
Series 3: Documents
Series 4: Reel-to-reel audiotapes