Thompson, Randall, 1899-1984

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Randall Thompson (1899-1984) was an American composer of three symphonies and numerous vocal works, noted for his choral work. He was a 1920 graduate of Harvard University. He became assistant professor of music and choir director at Wellesley College, received a doctorate in music from the University of Rochester's Eastman School of Music, and taught at the Curtis Institute of Music (serving as its director, 1941-1942), the University of Virginia, and Harvard University.
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creatorOf Thompson, Randall, 1899-1984. Solomon and Balkis / Randall Thompson. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Mannes, David, 1866-1959. Mannes - Damrosch collection, 1848-1986 (bulk 1900-1950). Library of Congress
creatorOf Thompson, Randall, 1899-1984. Randall Thompson papers and family papers, circa 1903-1980 Houghton Library
creatorOf Cushing, Charles, 1905-1982. Charles Cook Cushing Papers, 1914-1982 California Digital Library
referencedIn Moross, Jerome, 1913-1983. Papers, 1924-2000. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Thompson, Randall, 1899-1984. Divertimento for three contrabassi (1949) / by Randall Thompson. Library of Congress
referencedIn Atkins, Irene Kahn, 1922-. Major figures in American music [S-Z] : [oral history]. Yale University Library
referencedIn Constantine, James Stuart, 1900-. Papers, 1933-1943. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Antheil, George, 1900-1959. George Antheil papers, 1919-1959. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn National Orchestral Association collection of rehearsal and concert recordings [sound recording], 1938-1968 The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
creatorOf Thompson, Randall, 1899-1984. Pierrot and Cothurnus / Randall Thompson. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
referencedIn The Richard Donovan Papers, 1913-1971 (inclusive) Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University
referencedIn Quincy Porter Papers, 1897-1975 (inclusive) Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University
referencedIn Mannes - Damrosch Collection, 1848-1986, (bulk 1900-1950) Library of Congress. Music Division
referencedIn Papers, 1884-1971 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
contributorOf Wyman, William A. William Wyman collection on Randall Thompson, circa 1976-1978 Houghton Library
creatorOf Arts Club (Berkeley, Calif.). Records of the Arts Club, 1935-1989 (bulk 1935-1958). UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Mark Anthony De Wolfe Howe additional papers, 1880-1959 Houghton Library
referencedIn Donovan, Richard, 1891-1970. The Richard Donovan papers, 1913-1971 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
creatorOf Thompson, Randall, 1899-1984. The piper at the gates of dawn. For orchestra. (Suggested by a chapter of the same name in "The wind in the willows" by Kenneth Graham[e]. Full score. Rome. Eastman School of Music
creatorOf Thompson, Randall, 1899-1984. Pierrot and Cothurnus. [Prelude to a play in one act by Edna St. Vincent Millay. Full score. Cambridge?]. Eastman School of Music
creatorOf Thompson, Randall, 1899-1984. [Spring concert '71] [sound recording]. University of Central Oklahoma, Chambers Library
referencedIn Tuttle, Stephen Davidson, 1907-1954. Stephen D. Tuttle papers [manuscript], 1940-1965 University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Porter, Quincy, 1897-1966. The Quincy Porter papers, 1897-1975 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
creatorOf Thompson, Randall, 1899-1984. Randall Thompson letters to Jean M. Bonin [manuscript], 1973, 1978. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Thompson, Randall, 1899-1984. Letter to Roger Bailey [manuscript] 1972 Aug. 2. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf State University of New York College at Fredonia. Choir. State University of New York, State Teacher's College, Fredonia, New York [sound recording] : Department of Music, 1955 Series. Jewish Theological Seminary of America
referencedIn The Moldenhauer Archives at Harvard University: Correspondence, literary manuscripts, sound recordings, and other material, 1873-2001. Houghton Library
referencedIn Adolfo Betti Papers TXRC99-A25., 1907-1940 Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Nicolas Slonimsky Collection, 1873-1997, (bulk 1920-1990) Library of Congress. Music Division
creatorOf Randall Thompson papers, 1917-1978. Houghton Library
referencedIn The Moldenhauer Archives at Harvard University: Manuscript music compositions, 1880-1985. Houghton Library
referencedIn Porter, Quincy, 1897-1966. The Quincy Porter papers, 1897-1975 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
creatorOf Thompson, Randall, 1899-1984. Oral history interview of Randall Thompson by Jean Bonin [manuscript], October 18, 1973. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Thompson, Randall, 1899-1984. The gate of heaven [manuscript] / by Randall Thompson. Hollins University, Wyndham Robertson Library
creatorOf Ewing, Max. [Grand Street follies of 1928. Selections / Words by] Agnes Morgan ; [music by] Max Ewing. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Bacon, Ernst. Papers, 1926-1990 Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
creatorOf Thompson, Randall, 1899-1984. Correspondence to Eugene Ormandy, 1953. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Jerome Moross Papers, 1924-2000 Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
creatorOf Philadelphia Orchestra. Transcription of WFLN radio broadcast [sound recording], 1963 December 2. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Thompson, Randall, 1899-1984. The light of stars : for mixed chorus, unaccompanied : words by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow : music by Frank Shoe [pseud.] : manuscript, [ca. 1918]. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Thompson, Randall, 1899-1984. Love songs for Cecily & Dan : manuscript, 1927 Dec. 27. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Yaddo records, 1870-1980 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Pratt, Harry Rogers, 1886-. Letter to Colgate Whitehead Darden Jr., 1950 May 9. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Thompson, Randall, 1899-1984. The Nativity according to Saint Luke : a musical drama in seven scenes : full score / Randall Thompson : manuscript, [1960-1963] Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Thompson, Randall, 1899-1984. Remarks in dedication of the Stephen Davidson Tuttle memorial harpsichord, in Cabell Hall, U. Va. [manuscript] 1963 Nov. 5. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Hench, Atcheson Laughlin, 1891-1974. Papers of Atcheson Laughlin Hench [manuscript] 1797-1945. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf MS Mus. 1175. Eugene Goossens Collection. Vol. v. Radhuber–Tibbett; 1899-1977. Includes a letter, dated 1899, from Camille Saint-Saëns to an unidentified woman, and a letter to Pamela Main dated 1977.ff. 199. 295 x 224mm.includes:f. 1 Sir Aynsl..., 1899-1977 British Library
creatorOf Thompson, Randall, 1899-1984. Velvet shoes / Randall Thompson ; [words by Elinor Wylie]. The Juilliard School, Lila Acheson Wallace Library
creatorOf Thompson, Randall, 1899-1984. Scores of Randall Thompson [manuscript] 1953-56. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Byrd, Harry Flood, 1887-1966. Audio tapes acquired by Information Services [manuscript], ca.1943-1975. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Autograph File, T, 1580-1975. Houghton Library
creatorOf Thompson, Daniel V. (Daniel Varney), 1902-1980. Daniel Varney Thompson papers, 1848-1979, bulk, 1923-1979. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Betti, Adolfo, 1875-1950. Adolfo Betti Papers, 1907-1940. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Thompson, Randall, 1899-1984. Letter, Gstaad, Switzerland, to Rare Book Department, U. Va. Library, Charlottesville, Va. [manuscript] 1966 Jan. 18. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Thompson, Randall, 1899-1984. Papers, 1917-1978. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Thompson, Randall, 1899-1984. An evening with Randall Thompson [videorecording]. Toccoa Falls College, Seby Jones Library
referencedIn Papers of Daniel Robbins and Seymour Slive, (inclusive), (bulk), 1959-2003, 1971-1982 Harvard Art Museums. Archives
creatorOf Thompson, Randall, 1899-1984. Jazz poem for piano & orchestra / by Randall Thompson. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
creatorOf Thompson, Randall, 1899-1984. Quartet no. 1 in D minor / Randall Thompson. Tufts University - Tisch Library, Tisch Library
creatorOf Thompson, Randall, 1899-1984. Arrangement of Jefferson march as performed at the Jefferson Bicentennial Concert at Cabell Hall, University of Virginia [manuscript] 1943. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Leonard Bernstein Collection, circa 1900-1994, (bulk 1933-1990) Library of Congress. Music Division
referencedIn Harvard University Archives Photograph Collection: Portraits, ca. 1852-ca. 2004 Harvard University Archives.
referencedIn Daniel Varney Thompson papers, 1848-1979, bulk 1923-1979 Archives of American Art
creatorOf Castro, Juan José, 1895-1968. Masters of our day educational series, 1936-1941 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
referencedIn Daniels, Mabel W. (Mabel Wheeler), 1878-1971. Papers, 1884-1971 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
creatorOf Thompson, Randall, 1899-1984. The last invocation : chorus for six voices / words by Walt Whitman ; music by Randall Thompson. Wellesley College
referencedIn Bernstein, Leonard, 1918-1990. Leonard Bernstein collection : Part II, circa 1900-1994 (bulk 1933-1990). Library of Congress
creatorOf Powell, John, 1882-1963. Correspondence of John Powell [manuscript] 1905-62. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Juilliard School. Office of the President. General administrative records, 1904-1938. The Juilliard School, Lila Acheson Wallace Library
creatorOf Thompson, Randall, 1899-1984. Speech, 1966. Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
creatorOf Thompson, Randall, 1899-1984. The piper at the gates of dawn : for orchestra : suggested by a chapter of the same name in "The wind in the willows" by Kenneth Graham / Randall Thompson. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
creatorOf Thompson, Randall, 1899-1984. Symphony no. 1 : manuscript, 1929 Aug. 6-Dec. 29. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Bacon, Ernst, 1898-1990. Ernst Bacon papers, 1926-1990. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Serge Koussevitzky Archive, 1920-1976, (bulk 1924-1951) Library of Congress. Music Division
referencedIn Donovan, Richard, 1891-1970. The Richard Donovan papers, 1913-1971 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
referencedIn The Bell Telephone Hour collection of sound recordings [sound recording], 1940-1968 The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
creatorOf Basso, Hamilton, 1904-1964. Requests for faculty studies [manuscript] 1938-1959, 1966-1968. University of Virginia. Library
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associatedWith Antheil, George, 1900-1959. person
associatedWith Archibald Thompson Davison. person
associatedWith Arts Club (Berkeley, Calif.) corporateBody
associatedWith Bacon, Ernst, 1898- person
associatedWith Bacon, Ernst, 1898-1990. person
associatedWith Bailey, Roger, person
associatedWith Bécquer, Gustavo Adolfo, 1836-1870 person
associatedWith Benedictus person
associatedWith Bernstein, Leonard, 1918-1990. person
associatedWith Betti, Adolfo, 1875-1950 person
associatedWith Betti, Adolfo, 1875-1950. person
associatedWith Bonin, Jean M. person
associatedWith Christ Church in Cambridge (Mass.), corporateBody
associatedWith Constantine, James Stuart, 1900- person
associatedWith Corot, Jean-Baptiste-Camille, 1796-1875. person
associatedWith Cushing, Charles, 1905-1982. person
associatedWith Daniels Hall (Cambridge, Mass.) corporateBody
associatedWith Daniels, Mabel W. (Mabel Wheeler), 1878-1971. person
associatedWith D. Onivas. person
associatedWith Donovan, Richard, 1891-1970 person
associatedWith Donovan, Richard, 1891-1970. person
associatedWith Edward Everett Hale. person
associatedWith E.G. Schirmer Music Co. (Boston), corporateBody
associatedWith Eleanor Dougherty. person
associatedWith Elinor Wylie. person
associatedWith Elizabeth Ann Moses. person
associatedWith Emma Round. person
associatedWith Everett Glass. person
associatedWith Ewing, Max. person
associatedWith George Wallace Woodworth person
associatedWith George Wither. person
associatedWith Goldenson, Percival. person
associatedWith Grahame, Kenneth, 1859-1932. person
associatedWith Hanson, Howard, 1896-1981, person
associatedWith Hench, Atcheson Laughlin, 1891-1974. person
associatedWith Hilaire Belloc. person
associatedWith Horace person
correspondedWith Howe, M. A. De Wolfe (Mark Antony De Wolfe), 1864-1960 person
associatedWith Jefferson Bicentennial Concert (Cabell Hall, University of Virginia) corporateBody
associatedWith Joseph Beaumont. person
associatedWith Juilliard School. Office of the President. corporateBody
associatedWith Kipling, Rudyard, 1865-1936. person
correspondedWith Koussevitzky, Serge, 1874-1951 person
associatedWith Leopold Damrosch Mannes person
associatedWith Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882 person
associatedWith Luze Simonds, Cécile de, person
associatedWith Mabel Wheeler Daniels person
associatedWith Mannes, David, 1866-1959. person
associatedWith Mark Antony De Wolfe Howe. person
associatedWith Mary Ely Baker. person
associatedWith Mawr, Bryn person
associatedWith Merle St. Croix Wright. person
associatedWith Michael Drayton. person
associatedWith Moldenhauer, Hans person
associatedWith Moldenhauer, Hans, collector. person
associatedWith Moross, Jerome, 1913-1983. person
associatedWith National Orchestral Association (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Palmer, George Herbert, 1842-1933. person
associatedWith Philadelphia Orchestra. corporateBody
associatedWith Porter, Quincy, 1897-1966 person
associatedWith Porter, Quincy, 1897-1966. person
associatedWith Powell, John, 1882-1963. person
associatedWith Pratt, Harry Rogers, 1886- person
associatedWith Radcliffe College corporateBody
associatedWith Randall Thompson person
associatedWith R. C. Rogers. person
associatedWith Redi, Francesco, 1626-1698 person
associatedWith Richard Wilbur. person
correspondedWith Robbins, Daniel person
associatedWith Robert Frost. person
associatedWith Robert Herrick person
associatedWith Rudyard Kipling. person
associatedWith Sergiei Aleksandrovich Kussevitskii. person
associatedWith Sibley Music Library, corporateBody
correspondedWith Slonimsky, Nicolas, 1894-1995 person
associatedWith S. R. Henry person
associatedWith State University of New York College at Fredonia. Choir. corporateBody
associatedWith Stephen Vincent Benét. person
associatedWith Thomas Jefferson. person
associatedWith Thompson, Daniel V. (Daniel Varney), 1902-1980. person
associatedWith Tuttle, Stephen Davidson, 1907-1954. person
associatedWith University of Virginia corporateBody
associatedWith University of Virginia. Faculty. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Virginia. Jefferson Scholars Program. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Virginia. McIntire Dept. of Music. corporateBody
associatedWith Varney Thompson. person
associatedWith Voltaire, 1694-1778 person
associatedWith Walter De La Mare. person
associatedWith Walt Whitman. person
associatedWith Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892 person
associatedWith William Blake. person
associatedWith William Douglas. person
associatedWith Worley, L. Daryle. person
associatedWith Wylie, Elinor, 1885-1928 person
associatedWith Yaddo (Artist's colony) corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Philadelphia PA US
Cambridge MA US
Charlottesville VA US
Rochester NY US
Subject
Glees, catches, rounds, etc
Theater Music
Symphonic poems--Scores
Orchestral music--Scores and parts
Choral music
Choruses, Secular (Mixed voices, 4 parts) unaccompanied
Suites (Double basses (3))--Scores
Symphonies--Scores
Songs (medium voice) with piano
Symphonic poems--Scores and parts
Composers
Oratorios--scores
Music--Instruction and study
Choruses, Sacred (Women's voices, 4 parts), Unaccompanied
Opera--Scores
String quartets--Parts
Vocal duets, Unaccompanied
Christmas music
Anthems
Orchestral music--Scores
Piano with orchestra--Scores and parts
Music--Manuscripts
Choruses, Secular (Mixed voices, 6 parts), Unaccompanied
Music--20th century
Occupation
Composers
Choir director
Professor
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Person

Birth 1899-04-21

Death 1984-07-09

Americans

Latin,

German,

Spanish; Castilian,

Italian,

French,

English

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