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Ms. Coll. 155

Aziz Al-Shawan Manuscript Score Collection: A Finding Aid

Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: Ms. Coll. 155
Repository: Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Title: Aziz Al-Shawan Manuscript Score Collection
Date(s): 1930-1990
Quantity: 1 collection (19 file boxes, 17.76 linear feet)
Abstract: Manuscript scores by the twentieth-century Egyptian composer

Processing Information:

Processed by: Farah Zahra with assistance from Joshua Kantor, Sarah Adams, Robert Cunningham, Virginia Danielson, Douglas Freundlich and Adrien Hilton
Finding aid encoded by: Christina Linklater

Conditions Governing Access:

Access to the collection is unrestricted.

Preferred Citation:

Ms. Coll. 155. Aziz Al-Shawan Manuscript Score Collection. Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library, Harvard University.

Biographical and Historical Note

Aziz Al-Shawan (1916-1993) was an Egyptian composer, educated in Russia and in France. Al-Shawan wrote music in many genres, for Western as well as traditional Egyptian instruments.

Scope and Content

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.

Container List

Additional Index Terms

Music -- Manuscripts.
Music -- Egypt -- 20th century.
Chāhīn, Ṣalāḥ.
Sayyid Darwīsh, 1892-1923.
Shawqī, Yūsuf, 1925-1987.
Studio Masr (Firm)