Cowell, Sidney Robertson, 1903-1995

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Henry Cowell was an American composer; his wife, Sidney Cowell, was an ethnomusicoloist.

From the description of Anniversary pieces [list] : music by Henry Cowell for his wife, 1941-1965, 1979. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122431873

From the description of Cowell family music box [list], 1979. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122532987

Sidney Robertson Cowell (b. June 2,1903, in San Francisco, California; d. February 23, 1995, in Shady, New York) was a pioneering ethnomusicologist, folk song and ethnic music collector and recordist, ethnographer, teacher, and writer. She was the wife of modernist composer Henry Cowell.

From the description of Sidney Robertson Cowell collection, 1901-1992 (bulk 1936-1990). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71128313

Epithet: née Hawkins American ethnographer and folk music collector

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000837.0x0003bc

Sidney Robertson Cowell (b. June 2,1903, in San Francisco, California; d. February 23, 1995, in Shady, New York) was a pioneering ethnomusicologist, folksong and ethnic music collector and recordist, ethnographer, teacher, and writer. She was married to modernist composer Henry Cowell.

From the description of Sidney Robertson Cowell correspondence, 1936-1973. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 608051933

Henry Cowell's wife.

From the description of Typewritten letter signed and autograph letter signed, dated : Shady, N.Y., 22 October 1965 and 5 January 1966, to T[homas B.] Brumbaugh, 1965 Oct. 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270564697

Biographical Note

  • 1903 June 2: Born Sidney William Hawkins, San Francisco, California
  • 1917: Met Henry Cowell for the first time
  • 1922 - 1923 : French government exchange student at the Lycée de jeunes filles, Tours, France
  • 1924: B.A., Romance Languages, Stanford University, Palo Alto, Calif. Married Kenneth Robertson (divorced 1933)
  • 1925: Studied analytic psychology with Carl Jung, Zurich, Switzerland
  • 1925 - 1926 : Studied piano with Alfred Cortot, Ecole normale de musique, Paris, France
  • 1926 - circa 1932 : Music teacher, head of music department, Peninsula School, Palo Alto, Calif.
  • 1927 - 1930 : Studied music theory with Ernest Bloch, San Francisco Conservatory of Music and with Charles Koechlin, Berkeley, Calif.
  • 1932: Studied piano with Harold Bauer in California
  • 1935 - 1936 : Studied music with Henry Cowell, New York City Head of social music, Henry Street Settlement, N.Y. Notated songs of elderly Jews, New York City
  • 1936: Music assistant to Charles Seeger, KL Division, Music Unit, Special Skills Division, Resettlement Administration (RA), Washington, D.C. Accompanied John Lomax and Frank C. Brown on recording trip to western North Carolina where she assisted in recording melismatic singing and African-American singing in chain gang road camps for the RA Collected and recorded traditional singers and music in Arkansas, Maryland, Missouri, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia for the RA
  • 1937: Regional representative, Special Skills Division, Resettlement Administration Recorded in Minnesota and Northern Wisconsin (including Warde Ford and his extended family) Relief community manager, Special Services Section, Region 2 (Wis., Minn., Mich.), Farm Security Administration Recorded Finnish, Serbian and Gaelic communities in Great Lakes states Recorded Swedish, Lithuanian, Norwegian and Finnish musicians at the Fourth National Folk Festival in Chicago, Ill. Recorded lumberjacks in Michigan Began to develop folksong collecting projects through New Deal arts organizations and private grants organizations Began folk music research in her native California
  • 1938: WPA approved California Folk Music Project co-sponsored by Library of Congress and the University of California, Berkeley California Folk Music Project officially opened (brought to a close in 1940)
  • 1939: Founder of Archive of California Folk Music, University of California, Berkeley
  • 1940: Published with Eleanora Black The Gold Rush Song Book. San Francisco: Colt Press
  • 1941: Consultant in folk music, Music Division, Pan American Union, Washington, D.C. Married Henry Cowell (died 1965) Recorded Carrie Grover of Gorham, Maine in Teaneck, N.J.
  • 1942: Published with Alan Lomax American Folk Song and Folk Lore: A Regional Bibliography. New York: Progressive Education Association Moved to Shady, New York
  • 1942 - circa 1950 : Music instructor, Mills College of Education, N.Y.
  • 1950: American correspondent, International Folk Music Council Presented folk performers at the Ditson Festival of American Music at Columbia University, N.Y. Accompanied by Maud Karpeles, re-recorded singers in Appalachians who had performed for Cecil Sharp
  • 1950 - 1951 : Visiting lecturer during the summers, University of Southern California
  • 1952 - 1955 : Recorded Ford-Walker family in Crandon, Wisconsin; California; Wyoming; and Germany
  • 1953: Recorded American Folk Music Concert at the Sixth Annual Festival of Contemporary American Music, Columbia University, N.Y. Recorded bagpipe tunes and Scottish Gaelic singing on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia Recorded Spanish and Persian singing in Alameda and Berkeley, California
  • 1954: Published with Henry Cowell Charles Ives and His Music. New York: Oxford University Press
  • 1954 - 1960 : Instructor, New School, New York, N.Y.
  • 1955: Instructor, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass. Published with John P. Hughes Songs from Cape Breton Island. New York: Folkways Records
  • 1955 - 1956 : Traveled with Henry Cowell to Europe and Asia on State Department assignments Recorded in the Aran Islands and Carna, Connemara, Ireland Recorded traditional music in Iran, Thailand, Pakistan, and Malaya
  • 1956: Published Wolf River Songs. New York: Folkways Records
  • 1956 - 1957 : Travelled to several Asian countries with Henry Cowell on Rockefeller Foundation grant to report on status of traditional and classical music in Asia Recorded music in Asia and Iran
  • 1957: Published Songs of Aran. New York: Folkways Records
  • 1995 Feb. 23: Died, Shady, New York

From the guide to the Sidney Robertson Cowell Collection, 1901-1992, (bulk 1936-1990), (Music Division Library of Congress)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Christmas 1957 / [Henry Cowell]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn The Moldenhauer Archives at Harvard University: Correspondence, literary manuscripts, sound recordings, and other material, 1873-2001. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Love, Christmas 1962 / Henry [Cowell]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. 122,547th two part invention : for Sidney / Henry Cowell. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Duet / [Henry Cowell]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Twenty years of love : duet : Hymn and fuguing tune #15A / [Henry Cowell]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Sonata : duet for three recorders / [Henry Cowell]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. R.-T. / Henry Cowell. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Duet, II, Fuguing tune 15B / [Henry Cowell]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Invention for Sidney / by Henry [Cowell]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Merry Christmas for Blanche / Henry [Cowell]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Two part invention / Henry Cowell. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. For 50 : with love to Sidney from Henry / [Henry Cowell]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. H.C.'s class of children Saturdays at Adelphi College / [Henry Cowell]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Birthday melody for Blanche / [Henry Cowell] New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Duet for Sidney / [Henry Cowell]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Duet / Henry Cowell. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Fifteenth anniversary / [Henry Cowell]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Duet / Henry Cowell. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. The waves / [Henry Cowell]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Amerind suite : for piano / by Henry Cowell. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn My life with Cowells : being an account of personal relationships / by Olive Thompson Cowell, 1887-, wife of Henry Clayton Blackwood Cowell, known as Harry Cowell, 1866-1954, father of Henry Dixon Cowell, composer, 1897-1965, husband of Sidney Rovertson, 1972-1973 The New York Public Library. Music Division.
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Birthday 1942 by Henry for Sidney with love / [Henry Cowell]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. The harp of life / by Henry Cowell. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Sidney Robertson. Cowell family music box [list], 1979. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Sidney Robertson Cowell Collection, 1901-1992, (bulk 1936-1990) Music Division Library of Congress
creatorOf Kassler, Michael, 1941-. Duo / Michael Kassler. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. [Anniversary pieces. No. 37 (Sketches) / Henry Cowell]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. [Anniversary pieces. No. 49] / [words by] St. Francis of Assisi ; [music by] Henry Cowell. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Henry Cowell collection. [Henry by Sydney series : Sidney Cowell's transcripts] : San Quentin. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Sonatina : for Sidney / Henry Cowell. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. For Sidney, 4th anniversary Sept. 27, 1945, from Henry : for 2 recorders / [Henry Cowell]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn League of Composers (U.S.). Modern music archives, 1910-1984 (bulk 1924-1983). Library of Congress
referencedIn Hitchcock, H. Wiley (Hugh Wiley), 1923-2007. H. Wiley Hitchcock papers, 1949-2007 (bulk 1971-2007) New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. [Symphony, no. 4 / Henry Cowell]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Bacon, Ernst. Papers, 1926-1990 Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
creatorOf Kassler, Michael, 1941-. Little suite : for three recorders / Michael Kassler. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Hymn [of] Hymn and fuguing sonata or suite : for Sidney / [Henry Cowell]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Hymn and fuguing tune #16 : violin and piano / by Henry Cowell. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Song for Claire / Henry Cowell. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Sidney Robertson, 1903-1995. Sidney Robertson Cowell correspondence, 1936-1973. Library of Congress
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Sixth two part invention, for Sidney / Henry Cowell. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Yuize, Shin'ichi. In the woods / Shinichi Yuize. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Christmas 1963 / [Henry Cowell]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Euphoria / by Henry Cowell. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Variations for orchestra : revised version / Henry Cowell. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Wedding music (Rugg) / [Henry Cowell]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Sonata for cello and piano / [Henry Cowell]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Ancient desert drone : for symphony orchestra / by Henry Cowell. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn H. Wiley Hitchcock papers, 1949-2007, 1971-2007 The New York Public Library. Music Division.
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Birthday piece / [Henry Cowell]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Wedding hymn : Sidney from Henry / [Henry Cowell]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Two part invention : for Sidney with love, Christmas 1948 / Henry [Cowell]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. August duet / Henry Cowell. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Hymn and fuguing tune #4 : for 3 instruments / Henry Cowell. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. --if He please [microform] : for mixed chorus, boys (or children's) chorus and orchestra / [words] from the preface, by Edward Taylor, Mass. 1645-1724 ; [music] by Henry Cowell. Library of Congress
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Duet for our anniversary : Sept. 1958 [sic] / [Henry Cowell]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. The twenty-second : love to Sidney / Henry Cowell. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Scherzo : for Sidney with love / Henry [Cowell]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Air held her breath : canon for SATB, for Sidney June 2, 1946 / [words by] Abraham Lincoln, 1846 ; [music by] Henry Cowell. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. [Anniversary pieces. No. 64 / Henry Cowell]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. 2 part invention : for Sidney / Henry Cowell. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Sidney Robertson. The Emma Dusenberry collection of Arkansas folk songs : as recorded for the Library of Congress / by Laurence Powell, Sidney Robertson Cowell and John Lomax ; presented to the UCLC Folklore Group Library by Charles Seeger. University of Mississippi
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Stretto / [Henry Cowell]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Wedding anniversary music / Henry [Cowell]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Jig / [Henry Cowell]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Two part invention for June 2nd 1956 / [Henry Cowell]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Birthday 1949 / [Henry Cowell]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Invention / [Henry Cowell]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Love to Sidney from Henry, Christmas 1941 / [Henry Cowell]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. [Anniversary pieces. No. 59 / Henry Cowell]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. For Sidney with love / [Henry Cowell]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Two part invention / Henry Cowell. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Nicolas Slonimsky Collection, 1873-1997, (bulk 1920-1990) Music Division Library of Congress
creatorOf Cage, John. [A chant with claps / John Cage]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. For Sidney, Christmas 1945, love from Henry / [Henry Cowell]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. To my Valentine / [Henry Cowell]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Carol 1943 : for Sidney from Henry / [Henry Cowell]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Second anniversary, for Sidney by Henry / [Henry Cowell]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Sidney Robertson. Typewritten letter signed and autograph letter signed, dated : Shady, N.Y., 22 October 1965 and 5 January 1966, to T[homas B.] Brumbaugh, 1965 Oct. 22. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Concerto for accordion / Henry Cowell. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Sixty with love / [Henry Cowell]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Two part invention : for Sidney with love from Henry / [Henry Cowell]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Cowell, Olive Thompson, 1887-1984. My life with Cowells : being an account of personal relationships / by Olive Thompson Cowell, 1887- , wife of Henry Clayton Blackwood Cowell, known as Harry Cowell, 1866-1954, father of Henry Dixon Cowell, composer, 1897-1965, husband of Sidney Rovertson [sic] Cowell, 1904- , composed in November, 1972 and finished in May 1973 at the Cowell House, 171 SanMarcos Avenue, San Francisco, Ca. 94116, 1972-1973. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Correspondence with Leopold Stokowski, 1959-1993. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Henry Cowell correspondence, 1937-1944. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Bacon, Ernst, 1898-1990. Ernst Bacon papers, 1926-1990. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Sidney's Christmas stretto / [Henry Cowell]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Binkley, Charles. Christian K. Binkley, a Biographical Sketch : typescript, 1977-1983. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Perpetual motion : for piano / [Henry Cowell]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Christmas for Sidney 1949, love from Henry / [Henry Cowell]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. 58 : for band / Henry Cowell. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Duet : for alto recorders / [Henry Cowell]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Duet / [Henry Cowell]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Invention I / Henry [Cowell]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Fantasie on a theme by Ferdinand Kücken : Enigma variations / Henry Cowell. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Riegger, Wallingford, 1885-1961. Pastorale : for three recorders / Wallingford Riegger. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Modern Music Archives, 1909-1983, (bulk 1924-1983) Music Division Library of Congress
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. --if He please : for mixed chorus, boys (or children's) chorus and orchestra / [words] from the preface, by Edward Taylor, Mass. 1645-1724 ; [music] by Henry Cowell. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Xmas 1963 / [Henry Cowell]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Fifteenth anniversary / [Henry Cowell]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Two part invention : with love for Sidney / [Henry Cowell]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Family Cowell duet / Henry Cowell. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Quartet romantic / Henry Cowell. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Wigglesworth, Frank, 1918-1996. The Frank Wigglesworth papers, 1895-1996. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Hymn and fuguing tune 15B : for violin and cello / Henry Cowell. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Hymn and fuguing tune # 3 / Henry Cowell ; piano version. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Duet for recorders / [Henry Cowell]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Sketches 1965 toward 20th sym / Henry Cowell. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Duet : for 2 high equal instruments : 2 alto recorders, 2 violins, 2 flutes [or] 2 oboes / Henry Cowell. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cage, John. Second construction : directions for playing / John Cage. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Pelog / Henry Cowell. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. The blessing of Lugh of the shining face / Henry Cowell. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Sidney Robertson. Anniversary pieces [list] : music by Henry Cowell for his wife, 1941-1965, 1979. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Bacon, Ernst, 1898-1990. Ernst Bacon papers, 1933-1986. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Christian K. Binkley, a Biographical Sketch [typescript], 1977-1983 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Invention / [Henry Cowell]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Two part invention in three parts / Henry Cowell. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Euphometric quartet / Henry Cowell. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Sidney Robertson, 1903-1995. Sidney Robertson Cowell collection, 1901-1992 (bulk 1936-1990). Library of Congress
creatorOf Harrison, Lou, 1917-2003. Serenade for three recorders / Lou Harrison. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Hymn and fuguing tune #6 / Henry Cowell. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Tenth anniversary / [Henry Cowell]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. 10th ann. for Sidney / [Henry Cowell]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Sinister resonance : copy for Percy / [Henry Cowell]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Hymn and fuguing tune #18 / Henry Cowell. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Hymn and fuguing tune #4 : for three instruments / Cowell. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Wedding tune : Sidney from Henry / [Henry Cowell]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Our sun / [words by] John Varian ; [music by] Henry Cowell. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Jig / Henry Cowell. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Henry Cowell papers, 1851-1994. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Lullaby for Philio / H. Cowell. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. [Hymn and fuguing tune, no. 16; arr.] / Henry Cowell. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Duet for Christmas / [Henry Cowell]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Hymn and fuguing tune #2 / Cowell. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Duet for Sidney : for Sept. 27th 1953 / [Henry Cowell]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Valentine : to [Sidney Cowell], 1961 Feb. 14. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Firelight and lamp / poem by Gene Baro ; [music by] Henry Cowell. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Sidney's tune / [Henry Cowell]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Sidney Xmas '56 / [Henry Cowell]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Eleventh anniversary / [Henry Cowell]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Steel and stone / Henry Cowell. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Vestiges / Henry Cowell. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Frank Wigglesworth papers, 1895-1996 The New York Public Library. Music Division.
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Beethoven birds / [Henry Cowell]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Wedding piece for Vinnie and Doug / Henry Cowell. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cage, John. [A chant with claps / John Cage]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1847-1965. Cowell cleistogamy : 12 pieces selected from the Anniversary pieces by the Miracourt Trio / [Henry Cowell]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Wedding anniversary music / Henry [Cowell]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Hugo Weisgall Papers, 1922-1997, 1934 - 1997 The New York Public Library. Music Division.
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Blanche's 90th birthday tune / [Henry Cowell]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Atkins, Irene Kahn, 1922-. Major figures in American music [A-E] : [oral history]. Yale University Library
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Stonecrop : for any two treble instruments / music by Henry Cowell. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Merry Christmas to Sidney / [Henry Cowell]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. André's birthday music / H. Cowell. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Love to Sidney June 2nd, 1957 / Henry [Cowell]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Shelter my soul, o my love / words by Sarojini Naidu ; [music by] Henry Cowell. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Walker, William, 1809-1875. The Babe of Bethlehem : from William Walker's Southern Harmony (1835) / a setting for Roland Hayes by Sidney Robertson Cowell. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf MS Mus. 951. William Glock Collection. Vol. ix. Chavez–Davis; 1939-1993, n.d. ff. 221. 250 x 333mm.includes:ff. 1-2 Sir William Frederick Glock, Kt.; music critic and administrator: Carlos Chávez Ramírez, composer: Letters to Sir William Freder..., 1939-1993 British Library
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. The pasture / [words by] Robert Frost ; [music by] Henry Cowell. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Improvisation on a Persian mode : for orchestra / Henry Cowell. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Christmas 1951 : love to Sidney / [Henry Cowell]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Seventh two-part invention / [Henry Cowell]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Love on June 2, 1962 / Henry [Cowell]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Sidney Robertson,. Interview conducted by Oliver Daniel, [Apr. 19, 1977] [sound recording]. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Harrison, Lou, 1917-2003,. Interview conducted by Donald J. Ott, Feb. 23, 1980 [sound recording]. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Henry Cowell papers, 1851-1994 The New York Public Library. Music Division.
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Duet / [Henry Cowell]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Two part invention with G / [Henry Cowell]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. A simple prayer for our day / H. Cowell. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Sonatina : to Sidney : Sept. 27th 1944 / Henry Cowell. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. A set of four : for sop. and alto recorders / Henry Cowell. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. [Anniversary pieces. No. 77, Twenty-second (Sketches) / Henry Cowell]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf B., T. House-country Cowell. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. [Anniversary pieces. No. 65 / Henry Cowell]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
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associatedWith Cage, John. person
associatedWith Cage, John. person
associatedWith Cage, John. person
correspondedWith Claflin, Avery, 1898-1979 person
associatedWith Composers' Forum (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Cowell, Henry, 1847-1965. person
associatedWith Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965 person
associatedWith Cowell, Olive Thompson, 1887-1984. person
associatedWith Daniel, Oliver, person
correspondedWith Dornbush, Adrian person
correspondedWith Dusenbury, Emma person
correspondedWith Edgar, Marjorie, 1889-1960 person
correspondedWith Edinger, Dora person
correspondedWith Ennis, Seamus person
correspondedWith Eskin, Sam person
correspondedWith Eskin, Sam person
associatedWith Ford, Warde H. person
correspondedWith Franke, Grete person
correspondedWith Frankenstein, Alfred V. (Alfred Victor), 1906-1981 person
correspondedWith Fuller, R. Buckminster (Richard Buckminster), 1895-1983 person
correspondedWith Grainger, Percy, 1882-1961 person
correspondedWith Green, Archie person
associatedWith Grover, Carrie B. person
correspondedWith Halpert, Herbert, 1911-2000 person
correspondedWith Hand, Wayland D. (Wayland Debs), 1907-1986 person
associatedWith Harrison, Lou, 1917-2003. person
correspondedWith Herzog, George, 1901-1983 person
associatedWith Hitchcock, H. Wiley (Hugh Wiley), 1923-2007. person
correspondedWith Hulme, Kathryn, 1900-1981 person
associatedWith Ives, Charles, 1874-1954. person
correspondedWith Karpeles, Maud, 1885-1976 person
associatedWith Kassler, Michael, 1941- person
correspondedWith Kirkpatrick, John, 1905-1991 person
correspondedWith Korson, Rae person
correspondedWith League of Composers (U.S.) corporateBody
correspondedWith Lichtenwanger, William, 1915-2000 person
correspondedWith Lomax, Alan, 1915-2002 person
correspondedWith Lomax, John A. (John Avery), 1867-1948 person
correspondedWith Lowens, Irving, 1916-1983 person
correspondedWith Maynor, Dorothy person
correspondedWith McPhee, Colin, 1900-1964 person
correspondedWith Mead, Margaret, 1901-1978 person
associatedWith Moldenhauer, Hans, collector. person
correspondedWith Payne, C. Robert person
correspondedWith Perlis, Vivian person
associatedWith Powell, John, 1882-1963. person
correspondedWith Powell, Laurence, 1899-1990 person
correspondedWith Radin, Paul, 1883-1959 person
correspondedWith Randolph, Vance, 1892-1980 person
associatedWith Riegger, Wallingford, 1885-1961. person
correspondedWith Saylor, Bruce person
correspondedWith Seeger, Charles, 1886-1979 person
correspondedWith Seeger, Peggy, 1935- person
correspondedWith Seeger, Pete, 1919- person
correspondedWith Slonimsky, Nicolas, 1894-1995 person
correspondedWith Spackman, Stephen person
correspondedWith Spackman, Stephen person
correspondedWith Spivacke, Harold, 1904-1977 person
correspondedWith Taylor, Archer, 1890-1973 person
correspondedWith Thomson, Virgil, 1896-1989 person
associatedWith United States. Farm Security Administration. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Resettlement Administration. corporateBody
correspondedWith Valiant, Margaret person
correspondedWith Van Hyning, Robert person
correspondedWith Weisgall, Hugo person
correspondedWith Weisgall, Hugo person
correspondedWith Weston, Edward, 1886-1958 person
associatedWith Wigglesworth, Frank, 1918-1996. person
associatedWith W.P.A. California Folk Music Project Collection, 1938-1940 (Library of Congress) corporateBody
correspondedWith Wyner, Yehudi, 1929- person
associatedWith Yuize, Shin'ichi. person
correspondedWith Yuize, Shinʼichi person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Canada
Asia
California
Appalachian Region
Middle East
Middle West
Ireland
Southern States
United States
Subject
Folk music--California
Folk songs--California
Folk songs--United States
Folk dance music
Folk music
Folk music--Canada
Ballads, English
Ethnomusicologists--Correspondence
Ethnomusicologists--United States--Correspondence
Field recordings--United States
Protest songs
Folk songs, English
Folk songs, English--Middle West
Folk music--United States
Folk songs, English--United States
Folk songs
Folk music--Middle East
Folk music--United States--History and criticism
Music--Bibliography
Ballads, English--United States
Folk songs, English--Southern States
Folk songs, English--California
Political ballads and songs
Folk music--Middle West
Folk music--Ireland
Folk music--Southern States
Folk music--History and criticism
Field recordings
Folk dance music--United States
Folk songs, English--Appalachian Region
Folk music--Asia
Folk music--Appalachian Region
Occupation
Composers
Function

Person

Birth 1903

Death 1995

English

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