Selected Compositions of Frank H. Smith
Scope and Contents
This collection consists primarily of photocopies of the holograph scores for 19 musical compositions by Frank H. Smith. In addition, the collection contains a small amount of biographical material, including academic records, programs, an obituary, and a photocopy of a letter from Henry Cowell regarding Frank H. Smith.
Language of Materials
Materials chiefly in English.
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 Wencke Frimmin-Dahl Smith in 1963.
In 6 series as follows: I. Chamber Music. II. Choral Music. III. Flute Music. IV. Piano Music. V. Vocal Music. VI. Miscellaneous.
0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)
Compositions by the American composer and flutist Frank H. Smith (1923-1958)
Biographical / Historical
Frank Hugh Smith, Jr. was born in San Diego, California on July 24, 1923. He served in the Air Force from 1942 to 1946. Smith was a versatile musician; his primary instrument was flute, but he also played the piano, conducted, and composed. After his discharge from the military, he went to France, where he studied at the Fontainebleau School and the Paris Conservatoire; his teachers included Nadia Boulanger and Marcel Moyse. In 1950, he married Wencke Frimmin-Dahl; they went on to have two children. In 1953, Smith received a bachelor's degree from the Yale School of Music. After further study in Europe, he returned to New Haven, earning a master's from Yale in 1956. At the time of his death on September 5, 1958, he was working on a doctorate at Boston University, and was about to become assistant director of the Yale Band.
- Selected Compositions of Frank H. Smith
- Edited Full Draft
- Compiled by Jean Elizabeth Roberts
- Description rules
- Finding Aid Prepared According To Local Music Library Descriptive Practices
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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