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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Mus 57.44

John Knowles Paine musical compositions


Musical compositions of American composer, organist, and educator John Knowles Paine.


  • Creation: 1859-1882 and undated

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


.16 linear feet (1 volume)

Includes autograph manuscripts of The clover blossoms kiss her feet, Early springtime, Hymn of the West, Mondnacht, , Peace, peace to him that's gone, Sonata in A minor Valse caprice, and Welcome home, among others.

Biographical / Historical

Paine was an American composer, organist, educator at Harvard University, and held the first chair of music in an American university.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

64M-67. Gift of Hugh Payne Greeley, M. D., 3305 Shady Lane, Madison 5, Wisconsin; received: 1964.

Paine, John Knowles, 1839-1906. John Knowles Paine musical compositions, 1859-1882: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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Repository Details

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