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Emmanuel Wad papers

Identifier: PIMS-0128

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Scope and Contents

The Emmanuel Wad papers contain manuscript and printed scores of some of Wad's compositions, including his operas title> and his song


  • Creation: 1920s to 1940


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for use at the Arthur Friedheim Library Archives of the Peabody Institute. 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

Emmanuel Wad (1862-1940) was a pianist. He studied piano at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen and with Theodor Leschetizky in Vienna. In 1892, Wad joined the faculty of the Peabody Conservatory, where he worked until 1919. He was an active performer in Europe and America.

See also Wad's obituary in the Peabody Bulletin, Winter 1940 (vol. 37, no. 1), at


0.65 Cubic Feet (2 medium flat boxes)

Language of Materials




Emmanuel Wad (1862-1940) was a Danish pianist who taught at the Peabody Conservatory from 1892 to 1919. The Emmanuel Wad papers contain scores of Wad's operas and other works, an essay by Wad, and a family genealogy.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Vocal score of "Swing Low" donated by Leigh Martinet in approximately 1986; documentation of gift not found. There is no known acquisition information for the other materials.

Processing Information

Processed by Ming-hsuan Grace Tsai in 2015; reprocessed by Matt Testa in 2022.


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Repository Details

Part of the Peabody Archives Repository

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