Ruger, Morris Hutchins

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Morris Hutchins Ruger was an American composer, author, and teacher. He taught at many institutions including several small southern schools; the School of Music at Brenau College; the Community College in San Bernardino, California; the Los Angeles Conservatory of Music and Arts; Long Beach City College; and California State University at Long Beach. Some of Ruger's most well known operas include "Westward Ho Ho!," "Gettysburg" which was broadcast nationally by NBC, and "The Scarlet Letter." Ruger also composed many art songs, choral works, suites, and sonatas for the piano.

From the description of Morris Hutchins Ruger papers, 1930-1999. (University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center). WorldCat record id: 46837467

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creatorOf Ruger, Morris Hutchins. Morris Hutchins Ruger papers, 1930-1999. Univerisity of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
referencedIn The Moldenhauer Archives at Harvard University: Manuscript music compositions, 1880-1985. Houghton Library
referencedIn Robinson, Arthur, 1894-1972. Arthur Robinson papers, 1917-1969. Univerisity of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
creatorOf Ruger, Morris Hutchins, 1902-. Nancy Hanks / words by Rosemary Benet ; music by Morris Hutchins Ruger. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
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associatedWith Benét, Rosemary, 1900-1962 person
associatedWith Moldenhauer, Hans person
associatedWith Robinson, Arthur, 1894-1972. person
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Songs with piano
Composition (Music)
Choral music
Chamber music


Birth 1902



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