Daniels, Mabel W. (Mabel Wheeler), 1878-1971

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Composed 1934. First performance Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra, Harrisburg, PA, Feb. 19, 1935, George King Raudenbush conductor.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Pirates' island, op. 34, no. 2 / Mabel Daniels. [19--?]. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 43917644

Composer (B.A. Radcliffe College, 1900), Wheeler studied music in Boston and Munich, was director of music at Bradford Academy, 1911-1913, and Simmons College, 1913-1918, and then devoted the rest of her life to composing, specializing in choral compositions. She was the only woman represented in the "serious American music" festival at Carnegie Hall in 1939, and had three different works played by the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

From the description of Papers, 1884-1971 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232006565

Originally composed for chamber orchestra, 1930. This transcription 1933. First performance Weston, Conn., 7 August 1934, New York Orchestra, Nicolai Sokoloff conductor. For original version see callno.: 2467.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Deep forest : for symphony orchestra, op. 34 no. 1 / Mabel Daniels. [19--?]. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 43917574

Mabel Wheeler Daniels, composer, was born November 27, 1879 in Swampscott, Massachusetts, the daughter of George F. and Maria (Wheeler) Daniels. She attended Girls' Latin School, Boston, and graduated magna cum laude from Radcliffe College in 1900.

While she was at Radcliffe, music became the most important element in her life. MWD was leader and soloist of the Glee Club and composed the music for two operettas performed by students ( A Copper Complication, 1900; The Court of Hearts, 1901). After graduation, she continued to study music, first with George W. Chadwick in Boston and then with Ludwig Thuille in Munich. On her return from Europe, she published a book about her experiences abroad as a music student ( An American Girl in Munich, 1905). She served as director of music at Bradford Academy, 1911-1913, and at Simmons College, 1913-1918, after which she devoted her life to composing.

MWD composed in various forms, specializing in choral compositions. Some of her major works are: Exultate Deo, in honor of the 50th anniversary (1929) of the founding of Radcliffe College; Deep Forest, featured in a festival of "serious American music," Carnegie Hall, 1939 (MWD being the only woman composer represented); The Song of Jael, introduced at the Worcester Festival, 1940; and A Psalm of Praise, composed for the 75th anniversary (1954) of Radcliffe College. MWD was awarded a medal from the Munich Conservatory in 1903, wrote the "best Girl Scout song" in 1919, received honorary degrees from Tufts University in 1933, and Boston University in 1939, and served as alumnae trustee of Radcliffe College from 1945 to 1951. She died in Boston on March 10, 1971.

From the guide to the Papers, 1884-1971, (Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute)

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referencedIn Cabot Hall book of gifts: scrapbook, 1937 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
creatorOf Daniels, Mabel W. (Mabel Wheeler), 1878-1971. Exultate Deo : song of rejoicing : chorus for mixed voices and orchestra, opus 33 / by Mabel Daniels. New England Conservatory of Music, Harriet M. Spaulding Library
creatorOf Daniels, Mabel W. (Mabel Wheeler), 1878-1971. Pirates' island, op. 34, no. 2 / Mabel Daniels. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
referencedIn Papers, 1937-1946 Radcliffe College Archives, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Comstock, Ada Louise. Records of the President of Radcliffe College, 1923-1943 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
creatorOf Thompson, Lewis Sabin, 1868-1908. Baron Humbug [collection] : a Hungarian musical play in two acts / book by R.A. Barnet ; music by Lewis S. Thompson ; lyrics by D.K. Stevens and R.A. Barnet ; additional musical numbers by M.W. Daniels, B.C. Henry, D.K. Stevens and E.W. Corliss. University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
creatorOf Daniels, Mabel W. (Mabel Wheeler), 1878-1971. Papers, 1884-1971 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn A.P. Schmidt Company. A.P. Schmidt Company archives, 1869-1958 (bulk 1895-1920). Library of Congress
referencedIn Comstock, Ada Louise. Scrapbook, 1934. Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Phi Beta Kappa. Massachusetts Iota (Radcliffe College). Records of Radcliffe Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, 1907-1995 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
creatorOf Daniels, Mabel W. (Mabel Wheeler), 1878-1971. Dance of invitation [microform] : from Ballet suite / by Mabel N. Daniels. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
creatorOf Daniels, Mabel W. (Mabel Wheeler), 1878-1971. The voice of my beloved : three-part song for women's voices with accompaniment for two violins and pianoforte / the words selected from The song of Solomon ; [music by Mabel W. Daniels]. Library of Congress
referencedIn Radcliffe College songs 1907-1979 (inclusive). Radcliffe College, Archives
creatorOf Daniels, Mabel W. (Mabel Wheeler), 1878-1971. Deep forest : for symphony orchestra, op. 34 no. 1 / Mabel Daniels. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
referencedIn Radcliffe College. Class of 1932. Scrapbooks and papers, 1928-1984 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Slonimsky, Nicolas, 1894-1995. Letter, 1991. Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
creatorOf Daniels, Mabel W. (Mabel Wheeler), 1878-1971. Peace in liberty : op. 25 / Mabel W. Daniels. New England Conservatory of Music, Harriet M. Spaulding Library
referencedIn Paine, John Knowles, 1839-1906. Papers of John Knowles Paine, 1868-1906 (inclusive). Harvard University, Archives
referencedIn Thompson, Randall, 1899-1984. Speech, 1966. Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
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referencedIn Records of the President of Radcliffe College, 1960-1972 Radcliffe College Archives, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Music Manuscripts, 1785-1948 Washington State University Libraries: Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
referencedIn Christopher A. Reynolds Collection of Women's Song, circa 1800-1985 University of California, Davis. General Library. . Dept. of Special Collections
referencedIn Eberman, Janet Ross. Papers, 1910-1971 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Papers, 1871-1957 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Records of Radcliffe Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, 1907-1995 Radcliffe College Archives, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Metcalf, Margaret Carter. Papers, 1937-1946 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
creatorOf Daniels, Mabel W. (Mabel Wheeler), 1878-1971. Typescript : Thornton Wilder -- a musical memoir. Boston Public Library, Central Library in Copley Square
referencedIn Jordan, W. K. (Wilbur Kitchener), 1902-. Records of the President of Radcliffe College, 1943-1960 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Bunting, Mary Ingraham, 1910-. Records of the President of Radcliffe College, 1960-1972 (inclusive). Radcliffe College, Archives
referencedIn Schwab, Arnold T. Arnold T. Schwab collection, 1876-1988 (bulk 1929-1955). Library of Congress
creatorOf Heartz, H. L. (Harry Lawson). The show girl [collection] : a musical play / book by R.A. Barnet ; lyrical collaborator D.K. Stevens ; music by H.L. Heartz and E.W. Corliss ; additional musical numbers by M.W. Daniels and L.S. Thompson. University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
referencedIn Radcliffe College. Class of 1905. Scrapbook, 1899-1902 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Brown, Abbie Farwell, d. 1927. Papers, 1859-1927 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
creatorOf Bennett, Robert Russell, 1894-1981. Music manuscripts, ca. 1785-1950. Washington State University, Holland and Terrell Libraries
creatorOf Papers, 1884-1971 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
creatorOf Daniels, Mabel W. (Mabel Wheeler), 1878-1971. Deep forest : for symphony orchestra, op. 34, no.1 / by Mabel Daniels. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Hull, Josephine, 1877-1957. Letters of Josephine Hull, 1958-1959 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Hull, Josephine, 1877-1957. Papers, 1871-1957 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
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Composers
College musicals
Psalms (Music)--81st Psalm
Choruses, Secular (Women's voices) with instrumental ensemble--Scores
Orchestral music--Scores
Song of Solomon (Music)
Band music, Arranged--Scores
Choruses, Sacred (Mixed voices) with orchestra--Scores
Music--Manuscripts
Choruses, Secular (Mixed voices) with orchestra--Scores
Music
Ballets (Band)--Excerpts, Arranged--Scores
College operas, revues, etc
Women composers
Orchestral music, Arranged--Scores and parts
Orchestral music--Scores and parts
Harvard University professors
Choral music
Music--Scholarships, fellowships, etc
Occupation
Composers
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Birth 1878-11-27

Death 1971-03-10

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