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Guide to the Dewey Owens Papers, circa 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: circa 1977-2007
Quantity: 4 cubic feet (10 boxes)
Abstract: Music manuscripts, programs, and a small amount of other material relating to Owens' work.
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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

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Permission to quote (publish) from unpublished or previously published material must be obtained as described in the regulations of the Vassar College Archives and Special Collections Library.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

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

Processing Information

Box list created by Sarah Canino. Last updated July 2018.

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