Smith, David Stanley, 1877-1949

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Composed 1921; revised 1930. First performance New Haven, 22 February 1931, New Haven Symphony Orchestra, the composer conducting, Georges Barrère soloist.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Fête galante : fantasy for flute and orchestra, op. 48 / David Stanley Smith. [1930] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 54802064

Composed 1928. First performance Cleveland, 8 January, 1931, Cleveland Orchestra, the composer conducting.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Symphony no. 3 in C minor, op. 60 / David Stanley Smith. [1928]. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 41954306

American composer.

From the description of The David Stanley Smith papers, 1889-1958 (inclusive). (Yale University). WorldCat record id: 702191407

From the description of The David Stanley Smith papers, 1889-1958 (inclusive). (Yale University). WorldCat record id: 122290290

David Stanley Smith was born in Toledo, Ohio, on July 6, 1877. He grew up in a musical household, and by the age of fifteen he had found employment as a church organist. In 1895 he went to Yale, where Charles Ives (Class of 1898) was numbered among his friends; he would later serve as the organist at Center Church in New Haven, a position formerly held by Ives. Smith was an outstanding student, and he became the protégé of Professor Horatio Parker. Smith's graduation ceremony in 1900 featured a performance of his Ode for Commencement Day, conducted by Parker. After college, Smith traveled throughout Europe, where he took lessons with Ludwig Thuille and Charles-Marie Widor.

In 1903 Smith returned to Yale as an instructor in music theory. He would remain a member the Yale faculty until his retirement in 1946. Horatio Parker died in 1919, and the next year Smith succeeded him as Dean of the School of Music, a post he would hold until 1940. Again following in Parker's footsteps, he also became the conductor of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra.

Despite his duties as a teacher, administrator, and conductor, Smith was able to compose a substantial amount of music, including one opera, Merrymount, five symphonies, ten string quartets, many sacred works, and a variety of other compositions.

Smith married Cora Deming Welch in 1913. They had one son, Christopher Stanley Smith.

David Stanley Smith died in New Haven on December 17, 1949.

From the guide to the The David Stanley Smith Papers, 1889-1958 (inclusive), (Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Parker, Horatio W. (Horatio William), 1863-1919. The Yale Pageant : music manuscripts, mimeographs, and programs used in performance, 21 October 1916, in commemoration of the two hundredth anniversary of the coming of Yale College to New Haven. Yale University Library
referencedIn The Yale School of Music Papers, 1875-1993 (inclusive) Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University
referencedIn The Gustav Jakob Stoeckel Papers, 1852-1939 (inclusive) Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University
referencedIn The Henry Gilbert Papers, 1821-1980 (inclusive) Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University
creatorOf Smith, David Stanley, 1877-1949. The David Stanley Smith papers, 1889-1958 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
creatorOf Smith, David Stanley, 1877-1949. Fête galante : fantasy for flute and orchestra, op. 48 / David Stanley Smith. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
referencedIn John Jay Chapman additional papers, 1841-1940. Houghton Library
referencedIn Love family. The Love family papers, 1850-1960 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
referencedIn Gardner, Samuel, 1891-1984. The Samuel Gardner papers, 1913-1976 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
creatorOf Smith, David Stanley, 1877-1949. Rondo appassionato for violin and orchestra, op. 73 / David Stanley Smith ; arrangement for violin and piano. University of Rochester, Eastman School of Music, Sibley Music Library
referencedIn Gilbert, Henry F. B. (Henry Franklin Belknap), 1868-1928. The Henry Gilbert papers, 1821-1980 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
creatorOf Loomis Temple of Music. Music published by the Loomis Temple of Music, 1877-1919 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
referencedIn The Parker Bailey Papers, 1899-1977 (inclusive) Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University
creatorOf Smith, David Stanley, 1877-1949. Sunset / David Stanley Smith. Smith College, Neilson Library
referencedIn Richard Aldrich papers, 1842-1956 (inclusive), 1883-1938 (bulk). Houghton Library
referencedIn Parker, Horatio W. (Horatio William), 1863-1919. The Horatio Parker papers, 1863-1972 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
referencedIn Gardner, Samuel, 1891-1984. The Samuel Gardner papers, 1913-1976 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
referencedIn Arthur Twining Hadley, president of Yale University, records, 1899-1921 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Donovan, Richard, 1891-1970. The Richard Donovan papers, 1913-1971 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
referencedIn The Stoeckel Family Papers, 1906-1971 Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University
creatorOf Smith, David Stanley, 1877-1949. Aria for tenor from Merrymount : an American opera in 2 acts / libretto by Lee Wilson Dodd ; music by David Stanley Smith. Smith College, Neilson Library
referencedIn Jascha Heifetz Collection, 1802-1987, (bulk 1911-1974) Library of Congress. Music Division
referencedIn Donovan, Richard, 1891-1970. The Richard Donovan papers, 1913-1971 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
referencedIn Yale School of Music. The Yale School of Music papers, 1897-1993 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
referencedIn Parker, Horatio W. (Horatio William), 1863-1919. The Horatio Parker papers, 1863-1972 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
creatorOf The David Stanley Smith Papers, 1889-1958 (inclusive) Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University
referencedIn Stoeckel Family. The Stoeckel Family papers, 1906-1971 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
creatorOf Loomis Temple of Music. Music published by the Loomis Temple of Music, 1877-1919 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
referencedIn Gilbert, Henry F. B. (Henry Franklin Belknap), 1868-1928. The Henry Gilbert papers, 1821-1980 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
referencedIn Yale School of Music. The Yale School of Music papers, 1897-1993 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
creatorOf Smith, David Stanley, 1877-1949. The David Stanley Smith papers, 1889-1958 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
creatorOf Archer, Violet. Choral octavos by Yale alumni, 1897-1972 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
creatorOf Smith, David Stanley, 1877-1949. Fugue in five voices : for organ / by David Stanley Smith. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Correspondence, 1904-1937. Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library, Harvard College Library, HarvardUniversity
referencedIn The Love Family Papers, 1850-1960 (inclusive) Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University
referencedIn Correspondence from the Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge Foundation Collection, 1894-1953, (bulk 1920-1953) Library of Congress. Music Division
referencedIn Serge Koussevitzky Archive, 1920-1976, (bulk 1924-1951) Library of Congress. Music Division
referencedIn Stoeckel Family. The Stoeckel Family papers, 1906-1971 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
referencedIn The Samuel Gardner Papers, 1913-1976 (inclusive) Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University
referencedIn The Horatio Parker Papers, 1863-1972 (inclusive) Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University
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 Smith, David Stanley, 1877-1949. Sonata for viola and pianoforte, op. 72 / by David Stanley Smith. The Juilliard School, Lila Acheson Wallace Library
creatorOf Smith, David Stanley, 1877-1949. Symphony no. 3 in C minor, op. 60 / David Stanley Smith. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
referencedIn The Richard Donovan Papers, 1913-1971 (inclusive) Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University
referencedIn The Horatio Parker Papers, 1863-1972 (inclusive) Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University
referencedIn Organ Music from the Estate of Frank Bozyan, 1919-1963 Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University
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correspondedWith Aldrich, Richard, 1863-1937 person
associatedWith Angell, James Rowland, 1869-1949. person
associatedWith Bailey, Parker, 1902-1982 person
associatedWith Balaban, Emanuel. person
associatedWith Ballantine, Edward, 1886-1971. person
associatedWith Baumgartner, H. Leroy (Hope Leroy), 1891-1969. person
associatedWith Bellamann, Henry, 1882-1945. person
associatedWith Bingham, Seth, 1882-1972. person
associatedWith Bodanzky, Artur, 1877-1939. person
associatedWith Boulanger, Nadia. person
associatedWith Burgin, Richard. person
associatedWith Burgin, Richard. person
associatedWith Carl and Ellen Stoeckel person
correspondedWith Chapman, John Jay, 1862-1933 person
associatedWith Cohn, Arthur, 1910-1998. person
correspondedWith Coolidge, Elizabeth Sprague, 1864-1953 person
associatedWith Cross, Wilbur L. (Wilbur Lucius), 1862-1948. person
associatedWith De Lamarter, Eric, 1880-1953. person
associatedWith Dodd, Lee Wilson, 1879-1933. person
associatedWith Donovan, Richard, 1891-1970. person
associatedWith Dunbar, Paul Laurence, 1872-1906 person
associatedWith Engel, Carl, 1883-1944. person
associatedWith Frank Bozyan person
associatedWith Gabrilowitsch, Ossip, 1878-1936. person
associatedWith Gardner, Samuel, 1891-1984. person
associatedWith Gilbert, Henry F. B. (Henry Franklin Belknap), 1868-1928. person
associatedWith Graves, Henry S. person
associatedWith Graves, Henry S. person
associatedWith Gustav Jakob Stoeckel person
associatedWith Hanson, Howard, 1896-1981. person
associatedWith Heifetz, Jascha, 1901-1987 person
associatedWith Hunt, Pearson. person
associatedWith Hunt, Pearson. person
associatedWith Jepson, Harry Benjamin person
associatedWith Johnson, H. Earle (Harold Earle), 1903-1988. person
associatedWith Kirshbaum, Joseph. person
associatedWith Kirshbaum, Joseph. person
correspondedWith Koussevitzky, Serge, 1874-1951 person
associatedWith Kroll, William, 1901-1980. person
associatedWith Loomis Temple of Music. corporateBody
associatedWith Loomis Temple of Music. corporateBody
associatedWith Love family. family
associatedWith Low, A. Augustus. person
associatedWith Low, A. Augustus. person
associatedWith Lucy Prindle Love and Helen Love Scranton person
associatedWith McKay, George Frederick, 1899- person
associatedWith McKay, George Frederick, 1899-1970. person
associatedWith National Orchestral Association (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Nettleton, George Henry, 1874-1959. person
associatedWith Noss, Luther. person
associatedWith Parker, Horatio W. (Horatio William), 1863-1919. person
associatedWith Porter, Quincy, 1897-1966. person
associatedWith Poynter, Horace Martin. person
associatedWith Poynter, Horace Martin. person
associatedWith Sektberg, Willard. person
associatedWith Seymour, Charles, 1885-1963. person
associatedWith Shepherd, Arthur, 1880-1958. person
associatedWith Simonds, Bruce. person
associatedWith Simonds, Bruce. person
associatedWith Smith, W. H. David Stanley Smith's father person
associatedWith Stevenson, Robert Murrell. person
associatedWith Stoeckel Family. family
associatedWith Stoeckel Family. family
associatedWith The Yale School of Music person
associatedWith Tuthill, Burnet, 1888-1982. person
associatedWith Vaughan Williams, Ralph, 1872-1958. person
associatedWith Walter, Bruno, 1876-1962. person
associatedWith Westervelt, Louise St. John. person
associatedWith Westervelt, Louise St. John. person
associatedWith Yale School of Music. corporateBody
associatedWith Yale University. President's Office. corporateBody
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United States
United States
Subject
Music--Manuscripts
Piano music
Songs
Flute with orchestra--Scores and parts
Symphonies--Scores
Songs (medium voice) with piano
Sonatas (Viola and piano)--Scores and parts
Composers--Correspondence
Organ music
Music--United States--20th century
Operas--Excerpts--Vocal scores with piano
Symphonies--Scores and parts
Music--20th century
String quartets--Scores
Canon, fugues, etc. (Organ)
Music--Manuscripts--Facsimiles
Violin with orchestra--Solo with piano
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Birth 1877-07-06

Death 1949-12-17

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