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Guide to the Dewey Owens Papers, ca. 1977 - 2007

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Collection Summary

Repository: Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries
Creator: Owens, Dewey
Title: Dewey Owens Papers
Dates: ca. 1977 - 2007
Quantity: 4 cubic ft. (10 boxes)
Abstract: Music manuscripts, programs, and a small amount of other material relating to Owens' work.
Forms of Materials: Music manuscripts, programs

Biographical Note

Dewey Owens (1925-2006) was a harpist, arranger and composer. He was an instructor at Vassar College for many years. He was predeceased by his partner of 37 years, Lawrence J. Majewski, a professor of art conservation at New York University, in 1999.

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Scope and Content Note

Music manuscripts, programs, and a small amount of other material relating to Owens' work.

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Access and Use

Access

This collection is open for research according to the regulations of the Vassar College Archives and Special Collections Librarywithout any additional restrictions.

Restrictions on Use

Permission to quote (publish) from unpublished or previously published material must be obtained as described in the regulations of the Vassar College Archives and Special Collections Library.

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Subject Headings

Organizations:

  • Vassar College. Dept. of Music

Subjects:

  • Concert programs
  • Harp -- Instruction and study
  • Harp music
  • Harpists
  • Music -- Performance

Document Types:

  • Sheet music

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Encoding Information

Encoded by Laura Finkel, April 2010.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Dewey Owens Papers, Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries.

Processing Information

Box list created by Sarah Canino. Last updated March 2010.

Acquisition Information

Transferred from the Vassar College Music Library, March 2010.

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Container List

Box 10 Photograph of Dewey Owens
Box 10 Owens catalog of works
Box 10 Programs
Box 10 Commemorative material, including photos and cds, from the Memorial Celebration Concert held at Vassar College, 12 May 2007
Box 1 Newsclipping regarding Choral Festival, 1983
Box 2 Albrechtsberger: Concerto for harp Arranged by D. Owens
Boxes 2, 10 Arpeggiata by D. Owens
Box 2 Awake, My heart by D. Owens
Box 2 Bach: Arioso harp Accompaniment D. Owens
Boxes 2, 10 Bach: Chaconne in d minor Harp solo transcribed by D. Owens
Box 2 Bach: Eight little preludes and fugues: E minor Arranged by D. Owens
Box 10 Bach: For the Lute Transcribed by D. Owens
Box 2 Bach: Sheep may safely graze D. Owens
Box 10 Bach-Gounod: Ave Maria (Meditation) Transcribed by D. Owens
Box 2 Beethoven: Adagio organ and harp D. Owens
Boxes 2-3, 10 The Boy with a cart D. Owens
Box 10 Brahms: Songs: I hear a harp/Harp resounds Edited by D. Owens
Box 3 Built on the Rock D. Owens
Box 10 Carolan: Planxty McGuire Arranged by D. Owens
Box 3 Concert piece("Concerto") for Lucille Lawrence D. Owens
Box 3 Concerto for Harp and Orchestra by D. Owens
Box 10 Debussy: Ballad for flute, violoncello and harp Arranged by D. Owens
Box 3 Debussy: Girl with the flaxen hair Transcribed by D. Owens
Box 3 Debussy: Prelude VIII Arranged by D. Owens
Box 3 Dussek: Air Russe Varie Edited by D. Owens
Box 3 Dussek : Concerto for Harp and orchestra Piano reduction by D. Owens
Box 10 Eddy: Christ my refuge D. Owens
Box 3 Elegiac poem for 'Cello and Orchestra D. Owens (Also arranged for 'cello and piano and called "Elegy")
Box 10 Elgar: Night song/Morning song op. 15 no 1-2 for flute 'cello harp Transcribed D. Owens
Box 4 Fantasy piece for two harps D. Owens, 1977
Box 10 Fauré: Fantasie Adapted and edited by Lucille Lawrence and D. Owens
Boxes 4, 10 Fauré: Pavane Transcribed D. Owens
Boxes 4-5, 10 Festival Cantata D. Owens
Box 10 Four Austrian Christmas songs (arranged by Connolly) Harp by D. Owens
Box 5 Franck: Prelude, Fugue, Variation Transcribed by D. Owens
Box 10 Franck: Panis Angelicus Transcribed by D. Owens
Box 10 Franck: From Erin's Emerald Isle: Copyright and Royalty Agreement with Lyon and Healy
Box 5 Garland of Carols for flute, 'cello, and harp by D. Owens
Box 5 Grieg: Gavotte Transcribed by D. Owens
Box 10 Grieg: Wedding Day Transcribed by D. Owens
Box 10 Handel: Air and Variations D. Owens
Box 5 Handel: Concerto op. 7 Edited by D. Owens
Box 10 Hanssler: O sacred head Transcribed by D. Owens
Box 5 Herzlich thut mich Verlangen [see also Hanssler: O Sacred Head]
Box 5 Hotteterre: Suite in D major Harp edited by D. Owens
Box 10 Humperdinck: Evening prayer Transcribed by D. Owens
Boxes 6, 10 Inghelbrecht: La Nursery Transcribed for two harps by D. Owens
Box 10 Introduction, Nocturne and Dance D. Owens
Boxes 1, 6 Joplin: Cascades; Elite syncopation D. Owens
Box 6 Joplin: Rag-time dance; Solace; Bethena Transcribed by D. Owens
Box 6 Krieger: No. 10 Sonata D. Owens
Box 6 Lament on the Death of King David D. Owens
Box 10 Lever harp chromatic scales
Box 10 Mendelssohn: Confidence Arranged by D. Owens
Box 10 Mendelssohn: Sweet remembrance Transcribed by D. Owens
Box 6 Mills: Musical Box Dancer Arranged by D. Owens
Box 6 Miramichi Suite, for Harpsichord D. Owens
Box 6 Mozart: Adagio religioso harp edition by D. Owens
Boxes 1, 7 Music for harp ensemble and Fantasy piece for two harps by D. Owens
Box 10 Music for 3 harp ensemble by D. Owens
Box 10 Naudot: Sontata (5th) for flute and harp Adapted by D. Owens
Box 10 Opus 1, no. 1 (Juvenile?)
Box 7 Pachelbel: Trio and Gigue Adapted from Kanon and Fugue Transcribed by D. Owens
Box 7 Passacaglia by D. Owens
Box 7 Pastorale
Box 7 Two Preludes for Harp and Piano by D. Owens, 1981
Box 7 Processional on "Llanfair" for brass choir and organ by D. Owens
Box 1 Ravel: Pavane Transcribed for harp by D. Owens
Box 7 Rhapsodic poem for harp and organ by D. Owens
Box 1 Romance Barcarolle and Scherzo for Viola, Flute and harp by D. Owens
Box 1 Salzedo: Chanson dans la nuit Piano accompaniment by D. Owens
Boxes 1, 10 Scarlatti, D.: Sonata K. 430 Edited for solo harp by D. Owens
Boxes 1, 10 Scarlatti, D.: Sonata XIX in D minor (Pastorale) Edited for harp by D. Owens
Boxes 1, 10 Scarlatti, D.: Sonata in G minor Edited for harp solo by D. Owens
Box 7 Shakespeare Sonnets D. Owens
Boxes 1, 10 Shepherd's Lament, Song and Dance by D. Owens
Box 7 Soliloquy by D. Owens
Box 1 Sonata for Oboe and Piano by D. Owens
Box 7 Sondheim: A little night music : Send in the clowns. Harp solo by D. Owens
Box 8 Songs (multiple and miscellaneous) D. Owens
Boxes 8, 10 Suite for Harp by D. Owens
Box 10 There is a balm in Gilead Arranged by D. Owens
Box 8 Thome: Andante religioso Arranged by D. Owens
Box 8 Trio da chiesa by D. Owens
Boxes 1, 8-10 Trio for flute Viola and harp by D. Owens
Box 10 Twelve impressions on pedal patters revised by D. Owens
Box 9 Untitled exercise D. Owens
Box 9 Variations on an early hymn tune by D. Owens
Box 9 Variations on an early Irish melody by D. Owens
Box 9 Venite adoremus
Box 1 Vinci: Sonata Edited for harp D. Owens
Box 10 The wild geese
Box 9 With music strong I come (Walt Whitman) [by D. Owens?]
Box 9 Music Manuscripts - Miscellaneous and fragments (found bound together)

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