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The collection focuses on the compositions and other documents created by Dexter Morrill during his career as a musician and composer. Items include correspedonce; manuscript scores; published scores, sketches and documentation for computer compositions; concert programs; concert tour documents; project documentation; Morrill's own DMA dissertation; published and manuscript articles; video and audio recordings. In addition to the physical materials preserved within the boxes, there are also digital files created by Dexter Morrill that include scans of materials, archived audio files, and born-digital documents and compositions produced during his later years.
Dexter George Morrill (1938-2019) was a composer, trumpet player, and professor of music best known for his collaboration with jazz saxophonist, Stan Getz during the premiere of 'Getz Variations for tenor saxophone and tape' (1984); a Morrill composition which merged jazz improvisation with computer-generated sounds. In his early years, he studied trumpet with Dizzy Gillespie at the Lenox School of Jazz, and later composition with Leonard Ratner and orchestration with Leland Smith before receiving his MA from Stanford University in 1962.
12.5 Linear Feet : (18) box(es); (1) folder
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