Madalyn Akers Phillips musical compositions, ca. 1930-ca. 1950

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Title: Madalyn Akers Phillips musical compositions
Collection number: PASC-M 67
Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 2.5 linear ft. (5 boxes)
Date: circa 1930-circa 1950
Abstract: Music composed by Madalyn Akers Phillips. Includes art songs, popular songs, choral works, and instrumental works.
creator: Phillips, Madalyn Akers


Madalyn Akers Phillips (b. Maddalena Heryer, 1889) was a composer, organist, and music teacher. She studied at Knox College and the American Conservatory and was an honorary member of Sigma Alpha Iota. In 1916 she married William Fred Akers and was widowed in 1930. In 1934 she married William S. Phillips. Her compositions – for which she wrote the lyrics of many - often were of a religious or patriotic nature. They were performed by Lawrence Tibbett, John Charles Thomas, Dusolina Gianninni and others. She died in 1949 in San Diego, California.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of music composed by Madalyn Akers Phillips, and includes holograph and reproduction scores for art songs, popular songs, choral works, and instrumental works. Box 1 contains material for The Great Promise. The remaining works are arranged alphabetically by title.

Restrictions on Access

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Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Madalyn Akers Phillips musical compositions (Collection PASC-M 67). Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 2722790 

Container List

Box 1, Folders 1-7

The Great Promise. circa 1933, 1949.

Scope and Content Note

Includes holograph scripts and sheet music, typed scripts, and notes.
Box 2, Folder 1

Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight (narrator and piano).

Box 2, Folder 2

The Awakening of Day.

Box 2, Folder 3

Because It Knows (spring song) from "The Goldenrod Song Cycle" (vocal solo).

Box 2, Folder 4

Benevolence (organ).

Box 2, Folder 5

Big Silver Dollar and the Little Red Cent (musical reading).

Box 2, Folder 6

Canto De Alegre (Song of Joy), (Tango Fatale) (instrumental solo).

Box 2, Folder 7

Chula Vista (popular).

Box 2, Folder 8

Choral Prelude (organ).

Box 2, Folder 9

Dark Night (song).

Box 2, Folder 10

Entreaty (organ).

Box 2, Folder 11

Everywhere (I See You) (popular).

Box 2, Folder 12

Father, Forgive Them (voice).

Box 2, Folder 13

The Fiesta of the Moon (Chula Vista).

Box 2, Folder 14

Fortitude (organ).

Box 2, Folder 15

Fountain of Arethusa.

Box 2, Folder 16

From Courtly Scenes (instrumental).

Box 2, Folder 17

Fugue (miscellaneous).

Box 2, Folder 18

The Fulfillment (Postlude) (organ).

Box 2, Folder 19

Give Me Love (No Matter the Price Is) (popular).

Box 2, Folder 20

Go You Leathernecks (Pop, March).

Box 3, Folders 1-3

He is Risen, as He Said.

Box 3, Folder 4

Help Us to Prove Our Faith (voice).

Box 3, Folder 5

Holdin' Yo' Hand (spiritual).

Box 3, Folder 6

Hunting Song.

Box 3, Folder 7

I Am King...(voice and small orchestra).

Box 3, Folder 8

If It Be Pierrot (song).

Box 3, Folder 9

Invocation (song, poem by Mary Baker Eddy).

Box 3, Folder 10

Joy Unbounded (song).

Box 3, Folder 11

Laguna Sunrise.

Box 3, Folder 12

The Last Supper (piano).

Box 3, Folder 13

Legend of the Sea (piano).

Box 3, Folder 14

Life's the Victory (song).

Box 3, Folder 15

The Little Country Road (song).

Box 3, Folder 16

The Lord's Prayer (voice).

Box 4, Folder 1

Love (song, poem by Mary Baker Eddy).

Box 4, Folder 2

The Loveliness of Love (instrumental).

Box 4, Folder 3

Lyrics (miscellaneous).

Box 4, Folder 4

The Marshes of Glynn (song, poem by Sidney Lanier).

Box 4, Folder 5


Box 4, Folder 6

Night Reverie (Melancholia) (song).

Box 4, Folder 7

Nina (popular).

Box 4, Folder 8

One Little Smile, One Little Kiss (popular song).

Box 4, Folder 9

Organ Concerto (orchestral parts).

Box 5, Folder 1

Peace I Leave with You (song).

Box 5, Folder 2

Plaintive Song, A (piano).

Box 5, Folder 3

The Poodle and the Dane (humorous song).

Box 5, Folder 4

Postscript (song, poem by Don Blanding).

Box 5, Folder 5

A Prayer (song).

Box 5, Folder 6

The Prayer of Cyrus Brown (humorous song).

Box 5, Folder 7

The Prophecy: Prelude.

Box 5, Folder 8

Still Waters.

Box 5, Folder 9


Scope and Content

Includes pamphlets titled "Compositions of Madalyn Akers Phillips" presented by the Committee for the Perpetuation of the Madalyn Akers Phillips Catalogue. Also includes sheet music titled "Evening Primrose Yoi-machi gusa (serenade)." Words by Mrs. T. Asabuki. Music by E. Asabuki.