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MS Mus 173

Thompson, Randall, 1899-1984. Randall Thompson papers, 1917-1978: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b, pf
Call No.: MS Mus 173
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Thompson, Randall, 1899-1984.
Title: Randall Thompson papers,
Date(s): 1917-1978.
Quantity: 1 collection (4.5 linear feet (9 boxes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Scores and compositions by the American composer Randall Thompson.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

78M-37. Gift of Randall Thompson; received: 1978.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Randall Thompson Papers, 1917-1978 (MS Mus 173). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Thompson was an American composer and teacher.


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Scope and Contents

Contains manuscript scores, some with annotations; printed scores; photostats of scores; and preliminary drafts of Thompson's choral and non-choral works. Compositions for voice and orchestra include choruses, songs, operas, cantatas, and other forms. Also, miscellaneous printed and mimeographed scores, printed scores by other composers, pencil sketches, and fragments of music.

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