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This is the entire collection of Aziz Al-Shawan's manuscripts, with complete works, sketches and miscellaneous materials. It includes piano, vocal and orchestra scores, and orchestral parts. In addition to the compositions of Aziz al-Shawan, the collection also includes works composed by Yūsuf Shawqī (1925-1987), and an arrangement by Aziz Al-Shawan of a work by Sayyid Darwīsh (1892-1923), and songs with lyrics by Ṣalāḥ Chāhīn (1930-1986). The collection includes scores to operas, songs, symphonies, symphonic poems, symphonic suites, ballets, choral works, cantatas, concertos for violin and for piano, chamber music, and numerous sketches. The collection also includes a published monograph by Aziz Al-Shawan, Al-opera
Harvard University - Loeb Music Library
This collection includes 34 programs of concerts performed at the Société des Concerts at the Conservatoire National de Musique under the direction of Édouard Deldevez between the years of 1878 and 1882. The bulk of the programs date from the years 1880-1882, with the entire series of concerts in the 55th season (1881-1882) represented. The collection also includes three ticket stups to concerts, as well as two subscription forms (two copies each) for the years 1880-1882. Subscription forms all stamped with a blue Poste Republique stamp (15c)
Harvard University - Loeb Music Library
This collection contains memorabilia relating to Cole Porter collected by his personal secretary, Madeline P. Smith. One letter from Cole Porter to George Byron detailing the stories behind writing several of his songs, a copy of the transcript from the Columbia Oral History Project , "Memoir of Cole Porter" by Madeline P. Smith, Raymond W. Daum, Interviewer, with numerous pencil annotations by Madeline Smith; copies of Cole Porter's will and autopsy report; an appraisal of Mr. Porter's snuff boxes; a book made for Linda Porter (Cole Porter's wife) while she was in the hospital in 1949, with original color drawings by Main Bocher and Douglas Pollard of the "Buxton Hill" home of the Porters and with a narrative of the goings on at home in her absence; and a program book from a symposium of Cole Porter at the University of Southern California on 12 February 1967, "Cole Porter: the life that late he led" including contributions from program participants Ethel Merman, Fred Astaire, Roger ... Read More
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Audio and video recordings of folk music, shaman rituals, and festivals from the Sakha-Yakut Republic of Russia
Harvard University - Loeb Music Library
The collection comprises programs from concerts primarily in the Boston area from the years primarily from the period 1984-2006. Although the collection includes program runs (incomplete) from larger organizations including the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Lyric Opera, the strength of the collection lies in the broad view of over 150 smaller performing organizations, festivals, ensembles, performing or hosting performances in the Boston area during this period
Harvard University - Loeb Music Library
Classic Crates is a collection of classic vinyl records and related documentation built around the idea of Hiphop "standards." Selection of titles for the collection is based on the assessment of some of Hiphop's major producers and deejays (DJs), under the leadership of Hiphop Archive Fellow (2013) and producer 9th Wonder. Classic Crates refers to the range of recordings and musical genres that can be called the Hiphop Standards Book, in that they represent the definitive repertoires in the variations of Hiphop lyricism, music and production widely known and referenced by Hiphop musicians. The collection will eventually number 200 LP titles, and each title will include extensive documentation and a collection of approximately 5 LPs that were sampled in the making of that record. Each Classic Crates title is represented by: a) 1 archival box including an LP version of that title, and approximately 5 LPs containing the original "sampled" recordings; b) 1 box of documentation including ... Read More
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Collection of pamphlets relating to liturgical music
Harvard University - Loeb Music Library
Audio recordings of performances and lectures by late 20th century composers, including Stephen Mosko, Morton Feldman, John Cage, Elliot Carter, Milton Babbitt, and others. Includes performances conducted by Steven Mosko. Some recordings performed by the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players. Includes some field recordings of Icelandic and other traditional music. Also includes printed and manuscript scores and parts, extensive correspondence and related papers, and Mosko's work on the folk music of Iceland
Harvard University - Loeb Music Library
Collection of pamphlets owned by the athlete and philanthropist Evert Jansen Wendell, a Harvard alumnus