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 2: Pedagogical materials and harp sheet musicAdd to your cart.
Arranged in alphabetical order by title.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: "Les Agneaux Dansent" - The Christmas Harpist, 1957-1985Add to your cart.
Marcel Grandjany, "Les Agneaux Dansent" (New York: Pagani and Bro., Inc., 1971); Elena Polonska, ed., "Airs et Danses du moyen age" (Paris: Editions Transatlantiques, 1984); The American Harp Journal 10.1 (Summer 1985); "Angels We Have Heard on High" (undated); Ellis Roberts, "Ar hyd y nos" (undated); Peggy Schumanchee, "The Ash Grove" (undated); Edward Walsh, "At Early Dawn," arr. by Melissa Morgan (undated); Bach-Gounod, "Ave Maria," trans. by Edward Shippen Barnes (New York: G. Schirmer, Inc., undated), 2 copies; Charles Gounod, "Ave Maria" (Bryn Mawr, PA: Oliver Ditson Co., undated); Charles Gounod, "Ave Maria," eng. trans. by Alice Mattullath (New York: Carl Fischer Inc., undated); "Ave Maria," handwritten copies (undated); "Away in a Manger," arr. by Salli Terri (New York: Lawson-Gould Inc., 1957); A. Emmett Adams, "The Bells of St. Mary's," arr. by Dewey Owens (New York: Chappell and Co., 1964); "Brian Boru's March" (undated); Richard Wagner, "Bridal Chorus (from Lohengrin)," Folk Harp Journal No. 49 (June 1985); "Cantiga de Santa Maria," arr. by Jeannette Schwarz (undated); Joropo Llanero, "Los Caracoles" (undated); Dale Wood, "Carol from an Irish Cabin" (New York: Schmitt Music Center, Inc., 1970); Richard Purvis, "Carol of the Bamboo Flute" (Glen Rock, NJ: J. Fischer and Bro., 1965); Earl Klugh, "Carrie's Theme," arr. by Jorge Gurascier, Folk Harp Journal No. 45 (June 1984); Gottfried Wilhelm Fink, "Christmas" (undated); Pauline Pittenger, "Christmas Babe" (Oakland, CA: Institute of Celtic Studies, undated); Marilyn Marzuki, The Christmas Harpist (New York: Carl Fischer Inc., 1976).
Folder 2: "Clara" - "Greensleeves", 1934-1984Add to your cart.
Leslie K. Johnson, "Clara" (1978); Marjorie Tayloe, "Cockles and Mussels" Folk Harp Journal No. 44 (March 1984); Carlos Salzedo, "Concert Variations on Good King Wenceslas" (New York: Boosey and Hawkes, Inc., 1956); "The Coventry Carol," arr. by Salli Terri (New York: Lawson-Gould Music Publishers, Inc., 1957); Richard Purvis, "A Cradle Carol" (New York: J. Fischer and Bro., 1965); Mary E. Caldwell, "The Crown" (New York: The H.W. Gray Co., Inc., 1961); Gordon Dale, "Descants for Christmas" (London: Universal Edition, 1968); Thomas L. LeCras, "Descants on Nine Christmas Carols" (New York: G. Schirmer Inc., 1934); "Difyrwch Ieuan y Telynor Dall," arr. by Telymores Maldeoyn (undated); Phil Wayne, "Echo" (1979); "Eleanor Plunkett," arr. by Kim Robertson, Folk Harp Journal No. 42 (September 1983); Martha Conn, "Ernil i Pheriannath" (undated); "Es Wird Scho Glei Dumpa," Folk Harp Journal No. 39 (December 1982); "Es Ist Ein Ros' Entsprungen," Folk Harp Journal No. 39 (December 1982); Daniel Pinkham, "Evergreen" (Boston: E.C. Schirmer Music Co., 1974); R. Vaughan Williams, "Fantasia on Greensleeves," arr. by David Stone (New York: Oxford University Press, 1966); R. Vaughan Wiliams," Fantasia on Greensleeves," arr. by Ralph Greaves (London Oxford University Press, 1934), with copies of parts; Bach-Gounod, "Father in Heaven," arr. by Wallingford Riegger (New York: Harold Flammer, Inc., 1940); Joyce Rosenfield, Favorite Fables (New York: Franco Colombo, Inc., 1967); "The First Nowell" (undated); Bonnie Hyndman, "For Louise" (1979); For Voices with Harp, arr. by Marilyn Marzuki (Delaware Water Gap, PA: Shawnee Press Inc., 1976); Pietro A. Yon, "Gesu Bambino" (New York: J. Fischer and Bro., 1947), 4 copies; "Good King Wenceslas" (undated); Myles B. Foster, "Good-Night! and Christmas Prayer" (undated); "Go Tell It on the Mountain" (undated); "Greensleeves Variations for Flute and Harp," arr. by L. Fleury and Dewey Owens (New York: Lyra Music Co., 1976), 2 copies; "Greensleeves," arr. by Sophocles Papas (Washington, D.C.: Columbia Music Co., 1961); "Greensleeves," arr. by Heinrich Poos (New York: Schott Music Corp., 1970).
Folder 3: "Gruss an mei Muatterl" - "Lullaby, Sweet Jesus", 1921-1983Add to your cart.
Hubert Pfluger, "Gruss an mei Muatterl," Folk Harp Journal No. 39 (December 1982); Grace Matthews, "Habanera por una Bandida Pequena," Folk Harp Journal No. 41 (June 1983); "Happy Holidays!" Folk Harp Journal No. 38 (September 1982); Marcel Tournier, The Harp (Paris: Henry Lemoine et Cie, 1959); G.E. Matthews, "Harping on Cloud 9," Folk Harp Journal No. 40 (March 1983); "The Harp that Once Thro Tara's Hall," arr. by Marjorie Tayloe (1983); Hubert Pfluger, "Der Hochzeitslader," Folk Harp Journal No. 39 (December 1982); "Holy Night," arr. by G.I. Robinson (undated); "I Love my Love," arr. by Samuel O. Pratt (undated); "Im Bo Gus Um Bo" (undated); "I wonder as I wander," arr. by John Jacop Nibles and Lewis Henry Horton (New York: G. Schirmer, Inc., 1944), 2 copies; "In Dulci Jubilo," arr. by Eric Roseberry (New York: G. Schirmer, 1966); Charles Black, "In the Sky, a Wondrous Star" (New York: The H.W. Gray Co., Inc., 1965); "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear" (undated); Gilbert M. Martin, "The Jesus Gift" (Chapel Hill, NC: Hinshaw Music Inc., 1977); J. Pierpont, "Jingle Bells" (undated); "Jolly Old Saint Nicholas" (undated); G. E. Matthews, "Journey of the Two Spanish Fleas," Folk Harp Journal No. 40 (March 1983); "Joy to the World" (undated), 2 copies; Rosemary E.M. Harding, "Latvian Lullaby" (undated); "Lauda," arr. by Jeannette Schwarz (undated); Pauline Pittenger, "The Light from Calvary" (undated); Gustav Holst, "Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence," arr. by Vally Lasker (New York: Galaxy Music Corp., 1921), 2 copies; "The Linden Harp," arr. by Nancy Thym-Hochrein, Folk Harp Journal No. 39 (December 1982); Marcel Grandjany, Little Harp Book (New York: Carl Fischer, Inc., 1966); "Llwyn On" (undated); "Lo, How a Rose is Growing" (undated); Londonderry Aire," arr. by Majorie Tayloe (1983); "Lullaby, Sweet Jesus," arr. by Rose Polski Anderson (undated).
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: "A Lute Caroll" - "O little town of Bethlehem", 1934-1984Add to your cart.
Mary E. Caldwell, "A Lute Caroll" (New York: The W.H. Gray Co., Inc., 1963); Dale Wood, "A Manger Carol" (Dayton, OH: The Sacred Music Press, 1979); "Maurice O'Conner," arr. by Joseph Graucock, Folk Harp Journal No. 39 (December 1982); "Maurice O'Conner," arr. by Shirley Myers (undated); Andrew Lloyd Webber, "Memory" (undated); "Menuet," Folk Harp Journal No. 40 (March 1983); "The Minstrel Boy," arr. by Jack Bourdess (undated); "The Minstrel Boy," arr. by Marjorie Tayloe (undated); John Thomas, "The Minstrel's Adieu to this Native Land (New York: Lyra Music Co., undated); John Parry, "Minuet" (undated); Gustave Ferrari, "The Mirror" (New York: Edward B. Marks Music Corp., 1943); Burk Thumoth, "Molly St. George" (undated); "Morning Has Broken," Folk Harp Journal No. 45 (June 1984); Pauline Pittenger, "Mother's Day," Folk Harp Journal No. 40 (March 1983); Gilbert M. Martin, "No Golden Carriage, No Bright Toy" (Dayton, OH: The Heritage Music Press, 1970), 2 copies; "Nos Galan" (undated); "Oh, Come, All Ye Faithful" (undated), 3 copies; Adolphe Adam, "O Holy Night," arr. by Robert Wetzler (Minneapolis, MN: Schmitt Muisc Center, Inc., 1967), 2 copies; Adolphe Adam, "O Holy Night," arr. by Mark Andrews (New York: The H.W. Gray Co., Inc., 1937); Adolphe Adam, "O Holy Night," Folk Harp Journal No. 43 (December 1983); Adolphe Adam, "O Holy Night" (Bryn Mawr, PA: Oliver Ditson Co., 1950," violin and voice, voice in Db, voice in C, and vocal duet versions; "O Holy Night" (undated), 4 copies; Mildred Dilling, "Old Tunes for New Harpists" (Bryn Mawr, PA: Oliver Ditson Co., 1934); "O little town of Bethlehem" (undated), 2 copies.
Folder 2: "Once in Royal David's City" - "Slumber, O Holy Jesus", 1940-1983Add to your cart.
Henry J. Gauntlett, "Once in Royal David's City" (undated); Pauline Pittenger, "Our Spelling Lesson for Today" (undated); "Pant Corlan yr Wyn," arr. by Telymores Maldeoyn (undated); "Pasaje Mirandino" (undated), 2 copies; "Pastoral," arr. by Dale Wood (Delaware Water Gap, PA: Shawnee Press Inc., 1972); George Weigand, "Pavan for Triple Harp" (1982); Georges Bizet, "The Pearl Fishers Melody," arr. by P. Jaeger, Folk Harp Journal No. 40 (March 1983); Arthur Windsor, "Pedals" (1950); B. Silvetti, "Piano," arr. by Jorge Gurascier, Folk Harp Journal No. 42 (September 1983); Pieces classiques, ed. by Gerard Billaudot (Paris: Gerard Billaduot, 1980), vol. 1 and 2; "Planxty Irwin," arr. by Sue Richards (undated); Pauline Pittenger, "A Prayer of Thanksgiving," Folk Harp Journal No. 38 (September 1982); Phil Wayne, "Robinson's Fancy" (undated); Lucien Thomson, Romantic Music for the Harp (New York: O. Pagani and Bro., Inc., 1970); Simon and Garfunkel, "Scarborough Fair," arr. by Bonnie Hyndman (undated); Heinrich Reimann, "Shepherds' Christmas Song," arr. by Clarence Dickinson (New York: H.W. Gray Co. Inc., 1940), 2 copies; Franz Gruber, "Silent Night," arr. by Richard Wagner (New York: Lawson-Gould Music Publishers Inc., 1957); Franz Gruber, "Silent Night," with descant by Edward Prookhart (undated); Franz Gruber, "Silent Night," arr. by Kalman Halasz (undated); Franz Gruber, "Silent Night" (Minneapolis, MN: Augsburg Publishing House: 1966); Franz Gruber, "Silent Night" (undated), 2 copies; John Jacob Niles, "The Silent Stars" (New York: Carl Fischer Inc., 1948); "Sleep, My Jesus, Sleep," arr. by CLarence Dickinson (New York: The H.W. Gray Co., 1955), 3 copies; Wood, "Slumber, O Holy Jesus" (undated).
Folder 3: "Song of Christmas" - "What Child Is This?", 1934-1969Add to your cart.
Roy B. Nagle, "Song of Christmas" (Reading, PA: Nagle Studio of Music, 1941); Norman Luboff, "Still, Still, Still" (New York: Walton Music Corportion, 1960); Robert Mac Gimsy, "Sweet Little Jesus Boy" (New York: Carl Fischer Inc., 1934); Robert Wetzler, "Sweet was the Song" (New York: Schmitt, Hall and McCreary Co., 1964); "The Sussex Carol," arr. by Roderick Biss (New York: Faber Music Ltd., 1966); Pauline Pittenger, "Take Thou My Hand" (undated); Lucien Thomson, Ten Christmas Carols (New York: O. Pagani and Bro., 1969); Mildred Dilling, Thirty Little Classics (Bryn Mawr, PA: Oliver Ditson Co., 1938); Carlos Salzedo, Tiny Tales for Harpist Beginners (Philadelphia, PA: Elkan-Vogel Co., Inc., 1936); Walton's Irish Airs for the Harp, arr. by Eamonn O Gallagher (Dublin: Walton's Musical Instrument Galleries, 1968); "We Three Kings of Orient" (undated); "What Child Is This?" (undated), 2 copies 1 handwritten copy; "What Child Is This?" arr. by Arthur Frackenpohl (Delaware Water Gap, PA: Shawnee Press Inc., 1957).

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