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Composers

 Subject
Subject Source: Fast

Found in 31 Collections and/or Records:

A. Jack Thomas music manuscripts

 Collection
Identifier: PIMS-0022
Abstract

Alfred Jack Thomas was an African-American composer, educator, and conductor who served as a bandmaster in the United States Army and became the first African American to conduct the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. The A. Jack Thomas papers contain manuscript scores and instrumental parts for three of his compositions for orchestra: Mirage, Scenes Pastoral, and Etude en Noir.

Dates: 1940 - 1941

Adam Itzel Jr. and John Itzel orchestral arrangements

 Collection
Identifier: PIMS-0062
Abstract

Cousins Adam Itzel Jr. and John Itzel were conductors, arrangers, composers, and educators who studied and taught at the Peabody Conservatory in the late 19th century. The collection includes manuscript scores of light orchestral or operatic music arranged primarily by Adam Itzel Jr., as well as manuscript scores of some of his original compositions.

Dates: 1879 - 1933; Majority of material found within 1879 - 1890

Alinda B. Couper papers

 Collection
Identifier: PIMS-0011
Abstract

Alinda Burnham Couper studied harmonic analysis with Nadia Boulanger and taught and composed music, becoming one of the pioneer composers of handbell music and developing a new technique called "four-in-hand." Couper remained friends with Boulanger and exchanged letters for years after studying with her. The Alinda B. Couper papers contain manuscripts and published scores composed by Couper, as well as her notes, composition journals, papers, and photos.

Dates: 1901 - 2000

Brick Fleagle and Luther Henderson papers and collection of jazz recordings

 Collection
Identifier: PIMS-0073
Abstract

Brick Fleagle and Luther Henderson were jazz musicians and arrangers who were business partners and close friends. The Brick Fleagle and Luther Henderson papers and collection of jazz recordings contain manuscript and published scores of Fleagle's and Henderson's compositions and arrangements, personal papers of Brick Fleagle, photographs, and recordings.

Dates: 1929-1977

Charles Bleefield collection of Nadia Boulanger correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: PIMS-0009
Scope and Contents

The collection contains manuscript letters and brief notes from Nadia Boulanger to her former student Charles Bleefield, including a letter of recommendation in 1947 and several brief greetings in the two decades that followed. Also included are invitations to two memorial services for Lili Boulanger and an Igor Stravinsky autograph.

Dates: 1947 - 1967

Chris Lobingier papers

 Collection
Identifier: PIMS-0103
Abstract

Christopher Lobingier (1944-2014) was a composer based in Baltimore who wrote the original score to the 1977 John Waters film Desperate Living and participated in the Baltimore Composers Forum. This collection contains scores of original compositions by Chris Lobingier, including his score to Desperate Living, as well as materials related to the Baltimore Composers Forum, recordings, and other ephemera.

Dates: 1949-2014

Collection of Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji published writings and reproduced scores

 Collection
Identifier: PIMS-0038
Abstract

Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji was a renowned pianist and composer whose complex music is rarely performed. The collection contains published writings as well as photocopied scores of Sorabji's music for piano, chamber ensembles, orchestra, organ, and voice.

Dates: 1916 - 1981

Denes Agay papers

 Collection
Identifier: PIMS-0001
Scope and Contents

Box 1 contains published scores and instructional material written by Agay, primarily for piano. Box 2 contains promotional materials and programs from Agay's career, and articles written by Agay.

Dates: Approximately 1935-2007

Edwin Litchfield Turnbull scores

 Collection
Identifier: PIMS-0031
Abstract

A Baltimore native and Johns Hopkins University graduate, Edwin Litchfield Turnbull composed, arranged, and conducted music for the Johns Hopkins Musical Association and other local ensembles. The Turnbull scores contain manuscript and published scores composed or arranged by Turnbull.

Dates: 1888 - 1919