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Selected Compositions of Harry Benjamin Jepson ;

Call Number: Misc. Ms. 216

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of holograph sketches and scores and published editions of 14 of Jepson's musical compositions, primarily organ music.


  • 1870-1979
  • 1909-1923


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open to researchers by appointment. There are no restricted materials in the collection. Please contact the Special Collections staff to schedule an appointment.

Conditions Governing Use

The collection is the physical property of the Irving S. Gilmore Music Library of Yale University. Copyrights belong to the composers and authors, or their legal heirs and assigns.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was established in the Music Library of Yale University by Harvey P. Russell in 1979.


Arranged alphabetically by title.


1.5 Linear Feet (1 box)

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

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Music by the American composer and organist Harry Benjamin Jepson (1870-1952)

Biographical / Historical

Harry Benjamin Jepson was born in New Haven, Connecticut on August 16, 1870. He attended Yale University, earning the B.A. in 1893 and the B.M. in 1894; his teachers included Horatio Parker and Gustave Stoeckel. Later he also studied in Paris with Charles Marie Widor and Louis Vierne. In 1895 he was appointed instructor at Yale; he was promoted to assistant professor in 1899, university organist in 1906, and full professor in 1907. He also directed the choir in the university's Battell Chapel. Jepson was known for his organ compositions as well as his performances. He retired in 1939, and died in Noank, Connecticut on August 23, 1952.
Selected Compositions of Harry Benjamin Jepson
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Finding aid written in English.

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