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COLLECTION Identifier: Ms. Coll. 155

Aziz El-Shawan Manuscript Score Collection


Manuscript scores by the twentieth-century Egyptian composer


  • Creation: 1930 - 1990

Conditions Governing Access

Access to the collection is unrestricted.


1 collection (19 file boxes, 17.76 linear feet)

This is the entire collection of Aziz El-Shawan's manuscripts, with complete works, sketches and miscellaneous materials. It includes piano, vocal and orchestra scores, and orchestral parts.

Some items in the collection are composed on the backs of Peace Tourism stationery. Peace Tourism was a company founded by the composer's wife.

Biographical and Historical Note

Aziz El-Shawan (1916-1993) was an Egyptian composer, educated in Russia and in France. Al-Shawan wrote music in many genres, for Western as well as traditional Egyptian instruments.

Processing Information

Processed by: Farah Zahra with assistance from Joshua Kantor, Sarah Adams, Robert Cunningham, Virginia Danielson, Douglas Freundlich and Adrien Hilton

Finding aid encoded by: Christina Linklater

Aziz El-Shawan Manuscript Score Collection: A Finding Aid
Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library, Harvard College Library
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Repository Details

Part of the Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library Repository

The Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library is the primary repository of musical materials at Harvard. The Music Library’s collecting mission is to serve music teaching and research programs in the Music Department and throughout the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. In addition, it supports the musical needs of the broader Harvard community as well as an international scholarly constituency. We collect books, musical scores, serial titles, sound recordings and video formats, microforms, and rare and archival materials that support research in a wide variety of musical disciplines including historical musicology, music theory, ethnomusicology, composition, and historically informed performance practice, as well as interdisciplinary areas related to music. The special collections include archival collections from the 19th, 20th and 21st century.

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