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Selected Compositions of Elliot Griffis

Call Number: Misc. Ms. 53

Scope and Contents

This collection consists primarily of published piano music, songs, and the violin sonata by Elliot Griffis. The collection also holds a holograph score of the composer's Intrata for piano, as well as photocopies of holograph scores for 7 other compositions. The last folder of the collection contains a small amount of biographical material, including portraits, programs, and reviews.


  • 1919-1964


Language of Materials

Materials chiefly in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Griffis's compositions are 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 Ellsworth Grumman, Roland Tiemann, and Luther Noss.


In 2 series as follows: I. Music. II. Miscellaneous.


0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)

Catalog Record

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

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Published and unpublished music and other materials by and about the American composer Elliot Griffis (1893-1967)

Biographical / Historical

Elliot Griffis was born on January 28, 1893 in Boston. He was educated at Ithaca College, the Yale School of Music (where he studied with Horatio Parker), and the New England Conservatory. He taught at numerous schools and performed widely as a pianist, before moving to Los Angeles to compose film music. He died there on June 8, 1967.

Selected Compositions of Elliot Griffis
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Compiled by Jean Elizabeth Roberts
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Finding Aid Prepared According To Local Music Library Descriptive Practices
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Gilmore Music Library Repository

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