This collection consists of manuscripts, ozalid reproductions, and published scores of orchestral, chamber, choral, and film
McPhee was born on Mar. 15, 1900 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada; graduated from Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, MD (1921)
and studied in Paris with Paul Le Flem (1924-6) and in New York with Edgard Varèse (ca. 1927); he was based in the US from
1926, except for the years he spent in Indonesia; went to Bali in the early 1930s after having heard recordings of Indonesian
music, where he composed the toccata Tabuh-Tabuhan; his books A house in Bali (1946), Dance in Bali (1948), and Music in Bali
(1966) gained him an international recognition as an authority on Balinese culture; he also wrote 2 symphonies, concerti,
scores for 2 experimental films, piano pieces, and Balinese ceremonial music for orchestra; during the last 6 years of his
life, McPhee was a UCLA faculty member; died on Jan. 7, 1946 in Los Angeles.
3.5 linear ft.
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