Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Emma L. Ashford Papers

Identifier: MSS.0027

The Emma L. Ashford collection is comprised mostly of music composed by Mrs. Ashford, as well as by others. Mrs. Ashford’s music is in both manuscript and printed form. Most of her works contained in this collection pertain to Vanderbilt University. All the printed works of other composers in the collection relate to Vanderbilt.

Dates: 1890s-1930

Alfred H. Bartles Papers

Identifier: MSS.MUS.0001

The Alfred H. Bartles Papers (1874-2015) were donated to the Anne Potter Wilson Music Library from 2008-2015. A native of Tennessee and a former George Peabody College student, Bartles was active in New York, Germany, and Tennessee as a composer, arranger, cellist, pedagogue, and jazz pianist. His varied compositional output illustrates this mixture of influences, and reveals him as one of the first in a generation of composers equally at home in the Classical and jazz genres.

Dates: 1874 - 2015; Majority of material found within 1952 - 2006

Cortex and Ankle Manuscript Score

Identifier: MSS.0947

This collection contains the musical score for Cortex and ankle: songs after texts of Christopher Middleton, by Michael Hersch.

Dates: circa 2016

John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie Collection

Identifier: MSS.1000
Abstract The John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie Collection comprises materials related to the life and professional journey of the renowned jazz trumpeter, composer, and bandleader, Dizzy Gillespie. Predominant among these artifacts is a substantial collection of photographs, spanning from the 1930s to the early 2000s, with the major portion dating from the 1950s to the 1990s. These photographs not only provide a comprehensive visual chronicle of Gillespie’s personal life and musical career but also serve...
Dates: circa 1940s-2003


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