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Francisco Soares de Souza guitar scores

Identifier: PIMS-0051

Scope and Contents

The Francisco Soares de Souza papers (1968-1981) contain photocopied manuscript scores of music for guitar. The compositions include choruses, preludes, waltzes, a gavotte, and several studies. Each folder contains an item-level inventory of scores.


  • Creation: 1968-1981


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for use at the Peabody Archives. Contact for more information.

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.

Biographical / Historical

Francisco Soares de Souza was a self-taught guitarist and composer born in Quixada, Ceara, Brazil, in 1905. He studied and performed classical music, later composing music for guitar, including waltzes, choruses, and preludes. He moved to Forteleza later in life and became the technical director for the Guitar Circle of Villa-Lobos and the artistic director of The Guitar Club. In 1961 Souza recorded an LP, A Recital in the Guitar Club, which features ten original compositions played by Souza with accompaniment by guitarist Jose Menezes Franca. Souza composed over 60 musical works before his death in 1986.


0.32 Cubic Feet (1 medium flat box)

Language of Materials



Francisco Soares de Souza was a guitarist and composer from Brazil. The collection contains photocopied manuscript scores of Souza's compositions for guitar.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Airton da Costa Soares in 1990.

Processing Information

Processed by Kerri Sheehan in 2017.

Guide to the Francisco Soares de Souza papers
Kerri Sheehan
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Repository Details

Part of the Peabody Archives Repository

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