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Murray Boren (born 1950) is an LDS composer and Brigham Young University School of Music faculty member.

Murray Boren earned his B.M. and M.A. in Composition from Brigham Young University in 1975 and 1977, respectively, followed by a D.M.A. in Composition from The City University of New York in 2002. From 1970 to 1980, he took the position of acting department head and Lecturer in Music at University of Nsukka College of Education in Nigeria, then returned to Utah to become professor of composition and theory at BYU from 1980 to 1984. From 1984 to 1994, he became administrator at The City University of New York and New York University before returning to teaching composition and theory at Brigham Young University once again until 2007. Boren then retired from teaching to become House Composer for Lyon & Healy West.

From the guide to the Murray Boren scores, approximately 1976-2004, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections)

Glen Almon Nelson (b. 1961) is a poet and librettist in Utah.

Glen Almon Nelson has written three operas, two cantatas, and five sets of art songs with Murray Boren. His poetry and essays have been published in Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought and in Silent Notes Taken. As director of Mormon Artists Group, he has published twelve projects with nearly seventy-five Mormon artists which have been acquired by private collectors and public institutions worldwide.

Murray Boren (b. 1950) is a composer and educator in Utah.

Murray Boren received his B.M. and M.M. from Brigham Young University and his D.M.A. at City University of New York. He served as acting department head and Lecturer in Music at the University of Nsukka College of Education in Uyo, Nigeria from 1979-1980, before returning to teach composition and theory at Brigham Young University (BYU) from 1980-1984. He spent the next decade in administrative duties at City University of New York and then New York University. Boren returned to BYU in 1994 where he is an instructor of composition and theory, and since 1999, was Composer in Residence.

From the guide to the The book of gold, 2005, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Boren, Murray. Coney Island hymn / music by Murray Boren ; [words] by Glen Nelson. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Boren, Murray. The dead : an opera on the short story by James Joyce / music: Murray Boren ; libretto: Glen Nelson. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Boren, Murray. Songs for the saints : for voice and piano / by Murray E. Boren. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Boren, Murray. [John Donne songs] / M. Boren. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Boren, Murray. Sonata for flute and harp : aka Three dialogues and a song / by Murray E. Boren. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Boren, Murray. Sonata for flute / Murray Boren. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf The book of gold, 2005 L. Tom Perry Special Collections21st Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
creatorOf Boren, Murray. Sonata for cello / Murray E. Boren. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Boren, Murray. The singer's romance / libretto by Glen Nelson & music by Murray Boren. The Juilliard School, Lila Acheson Wallace Library
creatorOf Boren, Murray. String quartet #3 / Murray Boren. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Murray Boren scores, approximately 1976-2004 L. Tom Perry Special CollectionsMusic Special Collections
creatorOf Boren, Murray,. Murray Boren scores. Brigham Young University, Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf Boren, Murray. Scenes / Murray Boren. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Boren, Murray. Emma : an opera in three acts / music by Murray Boren ; libretto by Eric Samuelsen. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Boren, Murray. Scenes II : Abstractions / M. Boren. New York Public Library System, NYPL
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associatedWith Donne, John, 1572-1631 person
associatedWith Joyce, James, 1882-1941. person
associatedWith Nelson, Glen. person
associatedWith Nelson, Glen Almon, 1961- person
associatedWith Samuelsen, Eric. person
associatedWith Smith, Emma person
associatedWith Smith, Joseph, 1805-1844 person
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Coney Island (New York, N.Y.)
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Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Music
Orchestral music--Scores
Sacred songs (Medium voice) with piano
Musical works
Woodwind quartets (Saxophones (4))--Scores
Wind quintets (Bassoon, clarinet, flute, horn, oboe)--Scores
Operas--Librettos
Opera--Scores
Songs (High voice) with piano
Sonatas (Violoncello)
String quartets--Scores
Music--20th century
Music 20th century Scores
Sonatas (Flute and harp)--Scores
Sonatas (Flute)
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Composers
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