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Finding Aid for the Clarence Mader Collection , 1919-1971
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This collection consists of manuscripts of compositions by Mader and others; manuscripts of unpublished poetry and verse; colored slides of art works; open reel tape recordings (non-commercial) of performances on organ and performances by others; scrapbooks; correspondence; unpublished essays and lectures (handwritten and in typescript); printed programs; photographs; published and unpublished materials dealing with organs and organ design; published scores of music with annotations; and miscellaneous documents
Clarence Victor Mader was born on Jan. 23, 1904 in Easton, PA; played organ and piano at an early age in St. Peter's Reformed Church, where his father was pastor; moved with his parents to Pasadena, CA in 1920; became organist at the Holliston Avenue Methodist Church while attending Pasadena High School; in 1926 studied with Lynnwood Farnam in New York City; in 1929, he began his 37-year service at Immanuel Presbyterian Church, Los Angeles; gave concerts throughout the US and became known as an exceptional teacher; composed songs, piano pieces, chamber works, and organ pieces, including the cantata, The fifth mystery (1969), Concerto for organ (1969), and Prologue, partita and fantasia for organ and orchestra (1970); died with his wife Ruth in an automobile accident on July 7, 1971.
35 boxes (17.5 linear ft.)
Copyright has not been assigned to the Performing Arts Special Collections. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to Performing Arts Special Collections Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Performing Arts Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained.
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