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Mortimer Wilson collection of silent film music compositions and arrangement, 1883-1930
PASC 54-M  
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  • Title: Mortimer Wilson collection of silent film music compositions and arrangement
    Collection number: PASC 54-M
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 10.5 linear ft. (21 boxes)
    Date (bulk): Bulk, 1910-1930
    Date (inclusive): 1883-1930
    Abstract: This collection consists of manuscripts, with some photocopies, sketches, and scores
    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: Wilson, Mortimer

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk 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], Mortimer Wilson Silent Film Music Compositions and Arrangements (Collection PASC 54-M). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    Biography

    Wilson was born on Aug. 6, 1876 in Chariton, IA; studied in Chicago with Jacobsohn, Gleason, and Middelschulte (1894-1900); taught theory at University School of Music in Lincoln, NE (1901-7); spent 3 years in Leipzig, Germany, studying with Sitt and Reger; was at the Atlanta Conservatory in 1911 and conducted the Symphony Orchestra; taught at Brenau College, Gainesville, GA (1916-18); was consulting editor for the National Academy of Music in NY; wrote The rhetoric of music (1907); composed 5 symphonies, chamber music, and many songs and piano pieces; wrote music for silent films produced by Douglas Fairbanks, including The thief of Bagdad (1924), Don Q., son of Zorro (1925), and The black pirate (1926); died on Jan. 27, 1932, in New York.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists predominantly of manuscripts, with some photocopies, sketches, and scores (short and full). Includes original compositions, transcriptions and arrangements created to accompany silent films, such as Don Q., son of Zorro, The thief of Bagdad, and The black pirate. Also includes some published music, miscellaneous material, and music for piano, organ, chamber groups, and orchestra.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4234009 

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Wilson, Mortimer, 1876-1932--Archives.
    Composers--United States--Archives.
    Music--Manuscripts.
    Scores.
    Silent film music.