Willson, Meredith, 1902-1984

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Inspired by the city of San Francisco. Composed 1934-36. First performance San Francisco, 19 April 1936, San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, the composer conducting.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Symphony no. 1 (F minor) : a delineation of the spiritual personality that is San Francisco / Meredith Willson. [19--] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 57367831

Composed 1936-1940. First performance Hollywood, 4 April 1940, the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Albert Coates conductor.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Symphony no. II in E minor : the missions of California / Meredith Willson. [19--]. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 60768314

Composer, conductor, lyricist.

From the description of Reminiscences of Meredith Willson : oral history, 1959. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122565091

Author, composer, musician, and lyricist, best known for his musical comedy, The Music Man.

From the description of Papers of Meredith Willson, 1948-1957. (University of Iowa Libraries). WorldCat record id: 233119017

Meredith Willson, composer, lyricist, librettist, and co-author of story. Franklin Lacey, co-author of story.

From the description of The music man: typescript, 2000. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122517250

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Stratford Festival Collection. The Music Man / book, music and lyrics by Meredith Wilson ; story by Meredith Wilson and Franklin Lacey ; directed by Brian Macdonald, 1996 - House Program. University of Guelph
creatorOf Grand Theatre Collection (University of Guelph). The Music Man / book, music and lyrics by Meredith Willson ; story by Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey ; staged by Don Fleckser ; music directed by Jim White, 1966 - house program. University of Guelph
referencedIn Clare Grundman Archive, 1935-1996 Ohio State University Music and Dance Library
creatorOf Gennaro, Peter. Musical comedies. Unsinkable Molly Brown [Programs] New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
creatorOf Willson, Meredith, 1902-1984. Symphony no. II in E minor : the missions of California / Meredith Willson. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
creatorOf Willson, Meredith, 1902-1984. The unsinkable Molly Brown / [music and lyrics by Meredith Willson]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Grand Theatre Collection (University of Guelph). The Music Man / book, music and lyrics by Meredith Willson ; story by Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey, designer, Joanne Thompson, 2003 - technical drawings. University of Guelph
referencedIn Gold, Julius, 1884-1969. Julius Gold collection, 1858-1924 (bulk 1920-1955). Library of Congress
creatorOf Willson, Meredith, 1902-1984. Symphony no. 1 (F minor) : a delineation of the spiritual personality that is San Francisco / Meredith Willson. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
creatorOf Baffa-Brill, Diana. Musical comedies. Music man [Programs] New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
creatorOf Bay, Howard. Howard Bay designs and technical drawings, 1934-1985. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Willson, Meredith, 1902-1984. Letter to Kate Ainsworth. Los Angeles, CA. 1981 May 13. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Willson, Meredith, 1902-. Seventy six trombones [music] / by Meredith Willson ; arr. M. Hurst. Libraries Australia
creatorOf The unsinkable Molly Brown / [music and lyrics by Meredith Willson], 1960 The New York Public Library. Music Division.
referencedIn Bugbee, Charles T. Lighting designs, 1952-1983. Williams College, Sawyer Library
creatorOf Willson, Meredith, 1902-. Papers of Meredith Willson, 1948-1957. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf The unsinkable Molly Brown / music and lyrics by Meredith Willson, 1960 The New York Public Library. Music Division.
creatorOf Dvorak, Raymond F. (Raymond Francis), 1900-1982. Raymond Dvorak papers, 1919-1985 (1960-1980). University of Maryland Libraries, UMD Libraries
referencedIn Gold, Julius, 1884-1969. Julius Gold collection, 1858-1924 (bulk 1920-1955). Library of Congress
creatorOf Theatre Aquarius Archives (University of Guelph). The Music man / book, music and lyrics by Meredith Willson, story by Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey ; directed by Max Reimer, choreographed by Jim White, 2003 - Reviews and Articles. University of Guelph
creatorOf Theatre Aquarius Archives (University of Guelph). The Music Man / book, music and lyrics by Meredith Willson, story by Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey ; directed by Max Reimer, 2003 - performance files. University of Guelph
creatorOf Willson, Meredith, 1902-1984. Stuart Ostrow presents Meredith Willson's Here's love : the new musical ... / book, music and lyrics by Meredith Willson. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Willson, Meredith, 1902-1984. A.F.A. go! / Meredith Willson ; adapted from Colorado, my home, from The unsinkable Molly Brown. Library of Congress
creatorOf Willson, Meredith, 1902-1984. Reminiscences of Meredith Willson : oral history, 1959. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Stratford Festival Collection (University of Guelph). The Music man / book, music and lyrics by Meredith Willson, story by Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey ; directed by Susan H. Schulman, 2008 - house program. University of Guelph
creatorOf Willson, Meredith, 1902-1984. An evening with Meredith Willson [sound recording] / [Meredith] Willson. Ball State University Library, Bracken Library
referencedIn Reiniger, Ann. Meredith Willson scrapbooks, 1940-196?. Denver Public Library, Central Library
creatorOf Willson, Meredith, 1902-1984. Stuart Ostrow presents Here's love : the new musical ... / book, music and lyrics by Meredith Willson. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Willson, Meredith, 1902-1984. Letters to Joan Liffring-Zug. [s.l.]., 1973-1983. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Morton DaCosta papers, 1929-1978 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn The Benny Goodman Papers, 1910-1992, inclusive Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University
referencedIn Julius Gold Collection, 1858-1924, (bulk 1920-1955) Music Division Library of Congress
creatorOf Theatre Aquarius Archives. The Music Man / book, music and lyrics by Meredith Willson, story by Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey ; directed by Max Reimer, 2003 - House Program. University of Guelph
creatorOf Willson, Meredith, 1902-. Letter to Herschel C. Loveless. CA. 1960 June 8. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Howard Bay designs and technical drawings, 1934-1985 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn DaCosta, Morton, 1914-1989. Papers, 1929-1978. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Raymond F. Dvorak Papers, 1876-1987, 1960-1980 Special Collections in Performing Arts
creatorOf Willson, Meredith, 1902-1984. The music man: typescript, 2000. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Grand Theatre Collection (University of Guelph). The Music Man : the Grand Theatre High School Project 2003 / book, music and lyrics by Meredith Willson ; story by Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey, 2003 - performance file. University of Guelph
creatorOf Abraham, Lot, 1838-1920. Lyric sheets for Iowa songs, 1945-1946?. State Historical Society of Iowa, Library
creatorOf Willson, Meredith, 1902-1984. 1491 / Meredith Willson. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
creatorOf Willson, Meredith, 1902-1984. 1491; a romantic speculation. Music and lyrics by Meredith Willson; book by Meredith Willson and Richard Morris, with collaboration by Ira Barmak. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Willson, Meredith, 1902-1984. The Jervis Bay / by Meredith Willson. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Willson, Meredith, 1902-1984. The unsinkable Molly Brown / music and lyrics by Meredith Willson. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Hall, W. Earl, 1897-1969. Papers of W. Earl Hall, 1917-1969. University of Iowa Libraries
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associatedWith Ainsworth, Ed, 1902-1968. person
associatedWith Ainsworth, Kate, person
associatedWith American Music Collection corporateBody
associatedWith Australian Broadcasting Commission. Music Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Barmak, Ira. person
associatedWith Bay, Howard. person
associatedWith Bizet, Georges, 1838-1875 person
associatedWith Boss, Al person
associatedWith Boss, Al. person
associatedWith Bugbee, Charles T. person
associatedWith Columbus, Christopher person
associatedWith DaCosta, Morton, 1914-1989. person
associatedWith Dvorak, Raymond F. (Raymond Francis), 1900-1982. person
associatedWith Franklin, Joan, person
associatedWith Franklin, Robert, person
correspondedWith Gold, Julius, 1884-1969. person
associatedWith Goodman, Benny, 1909- person
associatedWith Grand Theatre Collection (University of Guelph) corporateBody
associatedWith Grand Theatre Collection (University of Guelph) corporateBody
associatedWith Grand Theatre Collection (University of Guelph) corporateBody
associatedWith Grundman, Clare, 1913-1996 person
associatedWith Hall, W. Earl, 1897-1969. person
associatedWith Hurst, Michael, 1925- person
associatedWith Lacey, Franklin. person
associatedWith Liffring-Zug, Joan, person
associatedWith Loveless, Herschel C. (Herschel Cellel), 1911-1989, person
associatedWith Morris, Richard. person
associatedWith Stratford Festival Collection. corporateBody
associatedWith Stratford Festival Collection (University of Guelph) corporateBody
associatedWith Symphony Australia. corporateBody
associatedWith Theatre Aquarius Archives. corporateBody
associatedWith Theatre Aquarius Archives (University of Guelph) corporateBody
associatedWith Theatre Aquarius Archives (University of Guelph) corporateBody
associatedWith The New York Public Library, Billy Rose Theatre Collection, Theatre on Film and Tape Archive. corporateBody
associatedWith United States Air Force Academy corporateBody
associatedWith Walker, Don, 1907- person
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Iowa
Iowa
Subject
Orchestral music, Arranged--Scores and parts
Radio music
Choruses, Secular, with orchestra--Vocal scores with piano
Musicals--Vocal scores with piano
Musicals--Scores
Musicals
Musicals--Excerpts--Scores and parts
Lyricists--Interviews
Composers--Interviews
Popular music--1951-1960
Symphonies--Scores and parts
Musical revues, comedies, etc.--Vocal scores with piano
Composition (Music)
Composers
Drama--Historical characters--Columbus, Christopher
Motion picture music
Musical comedies--Librettos. Fourteen ninety-one
Musical revues, comedies, etc.--Scores
Musical sketches
Popular music
Symphonic poems--Scores
Authors, American
Musicals--Librettos
Occupation
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Birth 1902-05-18

Death 1984-06-15

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