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Wylie (Ruth Shaw) Music Scores Collection
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  • Contributing Institution: Special Collections & Archives
    Title: Ruth Shaw Wylie Music Scores Collection
    Creator: Wylie, Ruth Shaw, 1916-1989
    Identifier/Call Number: SC.RSW
    Extent: 65.08 linear feet
    Date (inclusive): 1940-1988
    Abstract: Ruth Shaw Wylie was a flautist, pianist, professor, and composer. During her career she composed over 50 pieces of music including ballet, chamber, piano, choral, and orchestral works. The collection consists of working drafts, master sheets, and performance scores of nearly all her compositions.
    Language of Material: English

    Biographical Information:

    Ruth Shaw Wylie was a flautist, pianist, professor, and composer. She composed her first piece, Suite for Orchestra, in 1940. During her career she composed over 50 pieces including ballet, chamber, piano, choral, and orchestral music. From 1960-1969 she taught music at Wayne State University where she served as Chair of the Music Department and Head of Composition. In 1965, she founded and directed the University Improvisation Chamber Ensemble, which performed concerts throughout the Midwest. In 1975, she won a commission from the Michigan Council of Arts to compose a piece for the Detroit Women's Chamber Orchestra in celebration of the nation's bicentennial.

    Scope and Contents

    The Ruth Shaw Wylie Music Scores Collection consists of working drafts, master sheets, and performance scores of nearly all of Wylie's compositions, many of which she diagrammed. These are grouped into the charts series. The collection is arranged in ten series: Ballets, Chamber Works, Charts, Chamber Works, Charts, Orchestral Works, Charts, Piano Works, Choral Works, Orchestral Works, Other Scores, Piano Works, and Songs.

    Arrangement of Materials:

    Series I: Ballets, 1956-1961
    Series II: Chamber Works, 1941-1988
    Series III: Charts, Chamber Works, 1970-1988
    Series IV: Charts, Orchestral Works, 1975-1986
    Series V: Charts, Piano Works, 1968-1983
    Series VI: Choral Works, 1942-1965
    Series VII: Orchestral Works, 1940-1986
    Series VIII: Other Scores, 1953-1968
    Series IX: Piano Works, 1943-1987
    Series X: Songs, 1950-1953

    Conditions Governing Access:

    The collection is open for research use.

    Conditions Governing Use:

    Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Jean Torosian, 1992

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    Processing Information:

    Tony Gardner

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