Stanley, Albert A. (Albert Augustus), 1851-1932

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Also performed May Festival, 1943 (cf. Letter. C. A. Sink to W. G. Rice, May 12, 1943)

From the description of Laus deo. For chorus, orchestra, and organ. Text by Notker Babulus (840-912). Music by Albert Augustus Stanley, 1934. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34363841

Professor of Music and Director of the School of Music, University of Michigan, 1888-1921.

From the description of Albert Stanley papers, 1876-1928. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 66895335

From the description of Papers, 1876-1928. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34491685

Professor of music at University of Michigan.

From the description of Albert A. Stanley papers, 1907-1932 and undated. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34419526

Albert A. Stanley was born at Manville, Rhode Island, on May 25, 1851. At the age of fourteen years he became organist at the Congregational Church at Slaterville, Rhode Island. Three years later, he was selected to be organist at the Church of the Medeator in Providence. From 1871 to 1875 he studied abroad, graduating from the Leipzig Conservatory. In his early career, Stanley excelled as organist, conductor and composer.

In 1888, James B. Angell, President of the University of Michigan, invited Stanley to the university as professor of music and director of the University Musical Society. As a result of his efforts, the University School of Music came into existence as successor to what up to that time had been known as the "Ann Arbor School of Music." During his preliminary years in Arbor, Stanley also organized the community's concert activities, and gradually inaugurated noteworthy series of public musical programs. In 1894, as the closing event in the season's series of concerts, Stanley initiated the first Annual May Festival. Within a relatively short time the Ann Arbor May Festival became recognized as one of the great festivals of the world. In the Festival series and in the Choral Union Concert series, which each year preceded the Festival program, many of the world's most celebrated artists performed.

Stanley's great influence in the field of music was not limited to his activities at the University or in the city of Ann Arbor. He also took a prominent part in the state, national and international musical affairs, serving as treasurer and twice as president of the Music Teachers National Association. He was a founder of the College of Musicians, president of the American Section of the International Musical Society, and twice president of the Michigan Music Teachers Association. In 1890, the University of Michigan conferred on him the honorary degree of Master of Arts, and in 1930 the degree of Doctor of Music. He died May 19, 1932.

From the guide to the Albert A. Stanley papers, ca. 1890s-1932, (Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan)

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creatorOf Kinsky, Georg, 1882-1951. Letter, 1920 Oct. 28, Cologne, to [A.A. Stanley? Ann Arbor?]. University of Michigan
creatorOf Sink, Charles A. (Charles Albert), 1879-1972. Charles Albert Sink papers, 1907-1996. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf University of Michigan. University Musical Society. University Musical Society (University of Michigan) records, 1879-2004. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Charles A. Sink Papers, 1890s-1996 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Dent, Edward J. (Edward Joseph), 1876-1957. Letter [n.d.] New Quebec Street [London] to [A.A. Stanley? Ann Arbor?]. University of Michigan
creatorOf University of Michigan. University Musical Society. University Musical Society (University of Michigan) records, 1879-1975. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Stearns Collection of Musical Instruments records, 1897-1921 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Kraus, Alessandro, 1853-. Letter, 1921 Feb. 23, Florence [Italy] to Prof. Albert A. Stanley, Ann Arbor. University of Michigan
creatorOf Stanley, Albert A. (Albert Augustus), 1851-1932. Papers, 1876-1928. University of Michigan
referencedIn Shirley Wheeler Smith Papers, 1881-1959 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn University Musical Society (University of Michigan) Records, 1879-2009 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Stearns Collection of Musical Instruments. Stearns Collection of Musical Instruments records, 1897-1907. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Stanley, Albert A. (Albert Augustus), 1851-1932. [Pamphlets and reprints]. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Lombard, Warren P. (Warren Plimpton), 1855-1939. Warren P. Lombard papers, 1877-1939. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Albert A. Stanley papers, ca. 1890s-1932 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn University of Michigan Faculty and Staff Portraits, ca. 1860-ca. 1960 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf University of Michigan. University Musical Society. University Musical Society (University of Michigan records, 1879-1975. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Stanley, Albert A. (Albert Augustus), 1851-1932. Laus deo. For chorus, orchestra, and organ. Text by Notker Babulus (840-912). Music by Albert Augustus Stanley, 1934. University of Michigan
referencedIn Earl V. Moore papers, 1870s-1987, 1920s-1960s Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn McKinley, Ann. Echoes of a busy life : the autobiography of professor Albert Stanley (1851-1932), first director of the School of Music in Ann Arbor. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Galpin, Francis W. (Francis William), 1858-1945. Letter [19--?] Harlow, Eng., to "Dear Sir" [n.p.] University of Michigan
referencedIn Arthur Lyon Cross Papers, 1897-1940 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Campbell family papers, 1860-1865 and 1879-1949 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Warren P. Lombard papers, 1877-1939 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Lawton, F. C. F.C. Lawton letter, November 30, 1888. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Stanley, Albert A. (Albert Augustus), 1851-1932. Albert A. Stanley papers, 1907-1932 and undated. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Stanley, Albert A. (Albert Augustus), 1851-1932. Albert Stanley papers, 1876-1928. University of Michigan
creatorOf Sachs, Curt, 1881-1959. Letter, 1921 Jan. 20, Charlottenburg [Germany] to [A.A. Stanley, Ann Arbor]. University of Michigan
creatorOf Stanley, Albert A. (Albert Augustus), 1851-1932. Symphony in F [189-?] University of Michigan
referencedIn Charles A. Sink autographed photograph collection, 1894-1972 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
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associatedWith Ann Arbor May Festival. corporateBody
associatedWith Campbell family family
associatedWith Chappell, W. (William), 1809-1888. person
associatedWith Cross, Arthur Lyon, 1873-1940 person
associatedWith Dent, Edward J. (Edward Joseph), 1876-1957. person
associatedWith Galpin, Francis W. (Francis William), 1858-1945. person
associatedWith Hill, Arthur, 1847-1909. person
associatedWith Hipkins, Alfred J. (Alfred James), 1826-1903. person
associatedWith Holst, Gustav, 1874-1934 person
associatedWith Kelsey, Francis W. (Francis Willey), b. 1858. person
associatedWith Kinsky, Georg, 1882-1951. person
associatedWith Kraus, Alessandro, 1853- person
associatedWith Kraus, Alexandro, 1820-1904. person
associatedWith Lawton, F. C. person
associatedWith Lombard, Warren P. (Warren Plimpton), 1855-1939. person
associatedWith Mahillon, Victor Charles, 1831-1924. person
associatedWith Mahillon, Victor-Charles, 1841-1924. person
associatedWith McKinley, Ann. person
associatedWith Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix, 1809-1847. person
associatedWith Michigan Historical Collections corporateBody
associatedWith Moore, Earl Vincent, 1890-1987 person
associatedWith Notker Balbulus, ca. 840-912. person
associatedWith Sachs, Curt, 1881-1959. person
associatedWith Sink, Charles A. (Charles Albert), 1879-1972. person
associatedWith Smith, Shirley Wheeler, 1875-1959 person
associatedWith Sonneck, Oscar George Theodore, 1873-1928. person
associatedWith Sousa, John Philip, 1854-1932 person
associatedWith Stanley, Elsa Gardner, 1878-1910. person
associatedWith Stanley family. family
associatedWith Stearns Collection of Musical Instruments. corporateBody
associatedWith Stearns, Frederick, 1831-1907. person
associatedWith University of Michigan corporateBody
associatedWith University of Michigan. May Festival. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Michigan. School of Music. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Michigan. University Musical Society. corporateBody
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Music--Manuscripts
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Music--History and criticism
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Music--Michigan--Ann Arbor
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