University of Texas at Austin

Music Manuscripts:

An Inventory of the Collection at the Harry Ransom Center

Creator: Harry Ransom Center
Title: Music Manuscripts Collection
Dates: 1668-1967, undated
Extent: 13 boxes (6.29 linear feet)
Abstract: A gathering of manuscripts related to a variety of composers and musical performers, arranged into two series: I. Scores, and II. Letters and Other Manuscripts. The bulk of the collection is made up of piano and vocal music manuscripts (individual pieces as well as collections of opera arias and popular songs) and manuscripts for instrumental music. Early items include a score for Il trionfo di Camilla by Giovanni Bononcini (1670-1747) and part books for operas by Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632-1687) and his student Pascal Collasse (1649-1709).
Call Number: Manuscript Collection MS-2976
Language: English, French, Italian, German, and Swedish
Access: Open for research

Administrative Information

Processed by: Jeannie Binder and Joan Sibley, 2011 Note: This finding aid replicates and replaces information previously available only in a card catalog. Please see the explanatory note at the end of this finding aid for information regarding the arrangement of the manuscripts as well as the abbreviations commonly used in descriptions.

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