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Homer Grunn papers, 1880-1984
PASC-M 92  
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This collection contains the sheet music compositions of American composer Homer Grunn. Included are manuscript scores for about 240 compositions, librettos and scripts for various operas and operettas, and a small collection of personal materials such as photographs, clippings, concert programs, correspondence, and documentation relating to the administration of Homer Grunn's estate, including his copyrights, royalties, and publishing contracts.
Homer Grunn, born 5 May 1880, was an American composer, teacher, and performer. Born in Salem, WI, he studied piano and composition in Chicago and at the Stern Conservatory in Berlin. After teaching at music schools in Chicago, from 1903 to 1907, and Phoenix, from 1907 to 1910, he settled in Los Angeles. Grunn encountered Native American music during visits to New Mexico and appropriated the melodies he collected in his ballets and in songs and piano pieces, harmonizing them in Romantic style. He also composed operettas, children’s operas, and ballets, most of which were produced locally. Grunn died in Los Angeles on 6 June 1944.
6.0 linear ft. (14 flat boxes and 1 document box)
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.
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