Fonds 17 - Gena Branscombe fonds

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CA OTUFM 17

Title

Gena Branscombe fonds

Date(s)

  • 1890-1981 (Creation)

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Fonds

Extent and medium

2 cm of textual records and other materials

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Name of creator

(1881-1977)

Biographical history

Gena Branscombe was born in Picton, Ontario on November 4, 1881. She was a composer and conductor, and left Canada in 1897 to study and work in the United States. Her piano pieces, songs, and choral and orchestral works were published and performed in both countries. In 1934, she founded The Branscombe Choral (1934-1954) in New York, for whom she composed and arranged works. The choir also premiered various musical works by other female composers. Branscombe died in New York on July 26, 1977.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Acquired by the Music Library from Gena Tenney Phenix (2000).

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Scope and content

Fonds contains music manuscripts, photographs, and programs.

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Accruals

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Unmediated

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The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts holds most of Gena Branscombe's archives (http://archives.nypl.org/mus/20196). Library and Archives Canada also holds a Gena Branscombe fonds. The University of Toronto collection includes almost 200 sheet music publications.

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Previously titled "Archives Collection 17: Gena Branscombe." Reference code (17) removed from the title of the collection July 30, 2019.

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