Series A - Compositions

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  • 1950-2017 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

4.5 m of textual records (27 boxes)

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Series consists of manuscript scores and parts, master copies, drafts, sketches, worksheets, and libretti for compositions by Michael Colgrass.

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Each file consists of a single composition in all its iterations (scores, parts, sketches, etc.) and files arranged in chronological order of composition. Series includes some unfinished composition projects. Undated compositions are listed at the end of the series.

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