- 1890-1981 (Creation)
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7 cm of textual records and other materials
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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.
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Mostly acquired by the Music Library from Gena Tenney Phenix (1990, 2000). Some additions from Carl Morey (2006) and Eileen Law (2012).
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Fonds contains music manuscripts, published copies of Branscombe's arrangements and compositions with inscriptions from the composer, photographs, and programs.
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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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Last updated December 2021.