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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Mus 58-58.8

F. S. Converse scores


Music scores of American composer Frederick Shepherd Converse.


  • 1897-1936

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.


.75 linear feet (6 volumes, 1 box)

Manuscript music scores, including choral and orchestral works, composed by F. S. Converse, including a motet for male chorus and band, arranged for Harvard University's Tercentenary exercises in 1936.

Biographical / Historical

F. S. Converse was an American composer of classical music. He was a student of George Chadwick and John Knowles Paine, the dean of faculty at the New England Conservatory of Music, and a founder of the Boston Opera Company.


Arranged in call-number order.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

42M-260, 42M-261, 42M-269, 42M-270. Bequest of F. S. Converse; received: 1940 October 19.

Converse, F. S. (Frederick Shepherd),1871-1940. F. S. Converse scores, 1897-1936: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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Repository Details

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