The Bruce Simonds Papers
Scope and Contents
The Bruce Simonds Papers document the careers of the pianist, composer, and educator Bruce Simonds and his wife, Rosalind Brown Simonds. Included are manuscript compositions by both composers, including songs, choral music, piano works, cadenzas for Mozart piano concertos, and early compositions with corrections, probably in the hand of Vincent d'Indy. In addition, the Papers hold photocopies of musical compositions by Edwin Gerschefski, programs, scrapbooks, and notes regarding performances given by Simonds' students.
- 1910-1974 (inclusive)
Language of Materials
Materials chiefly in English.
Conditions Governing Access
The Papers 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 Bruce Simonds Papers are the physical property of the Irving S. Gilmore Music Library of Yale University. Copyrights belong to the authors and composers, or their legal heirs and assigns.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The Bruce Simonds Papers were bequeathed to the Music Library of Yale University in 1989.
In 4 series as follows: I. Music. II. Programs. III. Scrapbooks. IV. Miscellaneous.
3 Linear Feet (4 boxes)
Music and other papers by and about the American pianist, composer, and educator Bruce Simonds (1895-1989)
Biographical / Historical
The pianist and composer Bruce Simonds was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut on July 5, 1895. Simonds spent nearly his entire adult life at Yale University, although he performed widely. He received his bachelor's degree from Yale in 1917. After further studies in London and Paris, Simonds joined the faculty of the Yale School of Music in 1921, where he taught for the next 52 years. From 1941 to 1954 he was Dean of the School of Music. Bruce Simonds died in Hamden, Connecticut on June 2, 1989.
- The Bruce Simonds Papers
- Edited Full Draft
- Compiled by Eva M. Heater
- 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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