Radie Britain musical compositions PASC-M.0089

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Language of Material: English
Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
Title: Radie Britain musical compositions
Creator: Britain, Radie
Identifier/Call Number: PASC-M.0089
Physical Description: 0.5 Linear Feet (1 flat box )
Date (inclusive): 1936-1948
Language of Material: Materials are in English.
Physical Location: Stored off-site. All requests to access special collections material must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.

Restrictions on Access

Open for research. All requests to access special collections materials must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of Radie Britain, 1948.


Composer Radie Britain was born March 17, 1899 in Silverton, Texas. She studied piano at the American Conservatory, Chicago, graduating in 1921. She then traveled to Europe, studying composition, theory, and organ in France and Germany, and returned to the United States in 1926. Britain taught at the Girvin Institute of Music and the Chicago Conservatory in the 1920s and 1930s. She moved to California in 1939, eventually settling in Los Angeles, where she continued to compose and also taught composition.
A number of Britain's compositions received awards and her Heroic Poem won the Julliard National Publication Prize in 1945. She died May 23, 1994 in Riverside, California.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4230416 

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Radie Britain Musical Compositions (Collection PASC-M 89). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of published editions and reproductions of musical works for harp, piano, violin and piano, voice and piano, and for chorus.

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical objects belong to UCLA Library Special Collections. All other 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.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Choral music -- Scores.
Violin and piano music -- Scores.
Songs with piano -- Scores.
Piano music -- Scores.
Women composers -- United States -- Archives.
Britain, Radie, 1903-1994--Archives.

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Published editions and reproductions of Radie Britain compositions 1936-1948

Scope and Contents

Covered Wagon -- Dance of the Clown -- Geppetto's Toy Shop --Little Spaniard -- Prelude -- Prison -- Stillness -- Dicky Donkey -- Fairy of Spring -- Immortality -- I'se Comin', Lord to You -- Lasso of Time -- Nature Ushers in the Dawn -- Noontide -- Prayer -- Dance Grotesque For Piano -- San Lis Rey -- Serenata Sorrentina -- From Far Away -- Little Man -- Twilight Moon -- Legend -- Ensenada -- Anima Divina -- Reflection -- Barcarole -- Elvina de la Luz -- Hsh My Heart -- Lotsland -- Lullaby of the Bells -- Nirvana, op. 7 -- Open the Door to Me -- You -- Withered Flowers