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Test pressings, 1938 - 1953

Call Number: MSS 86, Series XIII, Sub-Series Subseries C

Scope and Contents

The Robert Shaw 78rpm test pressings consist primarily of recordings of the Robert Shaw Chorale, with special emphasis on the ensemble's performances of English and American songs such as "America the Beautiful" and "Oklahoma." The test pressings also document some of Shaw's (primarily classical) work with the Collegiate Chorale and the RCA Victor and NBC Symphony Orchestras, including performances of the B Minor Mass of Johann Sebastian Bach and the Requiems of Luigi Cherubini and Johannes Brahms.


  • 1938 - 1953


Language of Materials

From the Collection:

In English.

Conditions Governing Access

From the Collection:

This collection is open for research. A number of sound recordings from this collection are available to stream online via the Gilmore Music Library's AV access system, Aviary. Links to access these recordings are provided in this finding aid. Yale users can login to Aviary using their Yale University ID, to stream these recordings without restriction. Other users are able to request access to recordings directly through Aviary.

Digitized materials

Except where noted, these discs have been digitized.

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