Clinton F. Nieweg Harp Music and Papers


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Detailed Description

Personal Papers and The Fantasticks

Pedagogical materials and harp sheet music

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Finding Aid for Clinton F. Nieweg Harp Music and Papers, 1912-1985 | The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music

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Collection Overview

Title: Clinton F. Nieweg Harp Music and Papers, 1912-1985Add to your cart.

ID: 26/20/226

Primary Creator: Nieweg, Clinton

Extent: 1.0 cubic feet

Arrangement: Organized in two series: Series 1, Personal Papers and The Fantasticks; Series 2, Pedagogical materials and harp sheet music. Series 1 is arranged by genre: personal papers, concert programs, scores, and figurine. Series 2 is arranged in alaphabetical order by title.

Date Acquired: 08/21/2019

Subjects: Christmas music, Concert Programs, Harp, Sacred music

Formats/Genres: Sheet music

Languages: English, French, German, Welsh, Celtic(Other), Irish

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Consists of personal papers, correspondence, concert programs, harp sheet music for beginners, Christmas music and other sacred sheet music for the harp, scores for the musical The Fantasticks, and one photograph documenting Clinton F. Nieweg's studies with harpist Edna Phillips and later performance career as a harpist from 1950 to 1983.

Collection Historical Note

Clinton F. Nieweg was born in West Chester, PA, on August 11, 1937. He graduated from West Chester University in 1959 with a Bachelor of Science in Music Education with concentrations in harp, string bass, and orchestra library science. He studied harp with Edna Philips, harpist for the Philadelphia Orchestra, as well as string bass with professor Wes Fisher. Nieweg began his professional carrier as a music librarian working for J.W. Pepper & Son Music Publishers and Theodore Presser Music Publishers before becoming a librarian for the Philadelphia Orchestra in 1975. He became the orchestra's principle librarian in 1979 and retired in 2002. He helped found the Major Orchestra Librarians Association (MOLA) in 1983. Nieweg is owner of the music research company Proof Purr-fect Research and continues to work as supervising editor for the Nieweg et. Al. Performance Editions published by Edwin F. Kalmus & Co.

Subject/Index Terms

Christmas music
Concert Programs
Sacred music

Administrative Information

Repository: The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music

Acquisition Source: Clinton Nieweg

Acquisition Method: Gift

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[Series 1: Personal Papers and The Fantasticks],
[Series 2: Pedagogical materials and harp sheet music],

Series 1: Personal Papers and The FantasticksAdd to your cart.
Arranged by genre: personal papers, concert programs, scores, and figurine.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Personal Papers, 1971-1985Add to your cart.
Photograph, letter, and newpaper clippings
Folder 2: Programs, 1963-1985Add to your cart.
Folder 3: The Fantasticks, vocal and piano score, 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 4: The Fantasticks - harp score - original version, 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 5: The Fantasticks - harp score, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: The Amazing Story of The Fantasticks, 1991Add to your cart.
Item 1: Harp figurineAdd to your cart.
Made by a metal worker at a Dutch/German Folk Festival in Kutztown, Pennsylvania for Clinton F. Nieweg (see letter in Control File, September 1, 2019).

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