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MS Mus 57 - 57.42

Paine, John Knowles, 1839-1906. John Knowles Paine additional musical compositions, 1859-1939: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: f
Call No.: MS Mus 57 - 57.42
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Paine, John Knowles, 1839-1906.
Title: John Knowles Paine additional musical compositions,
Date(s): 1859-1939 and undated.
Quantity: 1 collection (54 volumes (5 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Autograph musical scores of compositions by American composer, organist, and educator John Knowles Paine.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Acquired from various sources at various times. See items for full accession information.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

John Knowles Paine Additional Musical Compositions, 1859-1939 (MS Mus 57-57.42). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Paine (1839-1906) was an American composer, organist, educator at Harvard University, and held the first chair of music in an American university. He was a charter member of the American Guild of Organists.

Scope and Contents

Includes autograph manuscript scores of Paine's musical compositions, many with his annotations and revisions. Compositions include: many choral works such as Birds of Aristophanes, St. Peter; an oratorio, Oedipus tyrannus of Sophocles; his opera Azara; orchestral and instrumental music including Mass in D, Symphony No. 1, and Symphony No. 2; among many others. Also includes manuscripts in the hand of copyists and mimeographs.

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