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Colin McPhee collection of musical manuscripts, books, and scores (Collection PASC 25-M)
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  • Title: Colin McPhee collection of musical manuscripts, books, and scores
    Collection number: PASC 25-M
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 3.5 linear ft. (7 boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1929-1962
    Abstract: This collection consists of manuscripts, ozalid reproductions, and published scores of orchestral, chamber, choral, and film music
    Physical Location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Creator: McPhee, Colin

    Restrictions on Access

    Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Colin McPhee collection of musical manuscripts, books, and scores (Collection PASC 25-M). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    Biography/History

    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.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of manuscripts, ozalid reproductions, and published scores of orchestral, chamber, choral, and film music by McPhee, including some sets of parts. Also contains two 10 1/2 inch tapes of music for the film Blue vanguard, published scores of music by various composers, and assorted books, pamphlets, and librettos.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    McPhee, Colin, 1900-1964--Archives.
    University of California, Los Angeles--Faculty--Archival resources.
    Composers--Archival resources.
    Motion picture music--Scores.
    Music--Manuscripts.