Samuel P. Warren collection, 1840-1950 (bulk 1880-1910).


Warren, Samuel P. (Samuel Prowse), 1841-1915. Samuel P. Warren collection, 1840-1950 (bulk 1880-1910).

Samuel P. Warren collection, 1840-1950 (bulk 1880-1910).

The collection consists of correspondence, concert and recital programs, church service programs, and related materials that were either collected by Warren himself or given to him by his students, colleagues and others in the New York City and throughout the United States. The letters in the collection, all addressed to Warren, are from a variety of sources, including Warren's pupils who later received some fame in their own right, for example William Crane Carl, Gerrit Smith, William C. Macfarlane, Frederick T. Steinway, and W.C. Hammond, and from colleagues and friends such as Dudley Buck, H. Clarence Eddy, H.E. Krehbiel, and Horatio Parker, Gustave Schirmer, and C. M. Widor. Among the programs in the collection are a chronological series (1874-1914) of church service bulletins that outline Warren's work at Holy Trinity Church and Grace Church in New York and First Presbyterian Church in East Orange, New Jersey; many of these items are annotated. The collection also contains important concert and recital programs from New York's major concert halls of the period. Noteworthy programs include those from: Carnegie Hall, featuring concerts of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Manuscript Society of New York, the Musical Art Society of New York, the Russian Symphony Society, and recitals by Paderewski; Chickering Hall, with programs featuring Hans von Bülow, Vladimir de Pachmann, the Mendelssohn Glee Club, and the New York Vocal Union; and the Metropolitan Opera House, with performances by the Philharmonic Society of New York and the Damrosch Opera Company. Various other items are cataloged and classified separately: ML96.M97; ML96.L465; ML96.W36; and ML44.N3W17.

around 14,000 items (50 containers, 19 linear feet).

Related Entities

There are 12 Entities related to this resource.

Eddy, Clarence (person)

Hammond, William Churchill, 1860-1949 (person)

Organist, choir director, professor. Born in Rockville, Conn. Nov. 25, 1860, son of Joseph Churchill Hammond, Jr. and Katharine Isham Burr. Organist Second Congregational Church in Rockville, 1876-84; Second Congregational Church in Holyoke, Massachusetts, 1885-1949 and formed the choir at that church. Founder of the American Guild of Organists. On music faculty at Smith College, 1889-99; Mount Holyoke College 1899-1937. Married Fanny Bliss Reed in 1898; had two sons, William Churchill Hammond, ...

Krehbiel, Henry Edward, 1854-1923 (person)

American critic and writer on music. From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : New York, 18 April [n.y., 1915 or later], to Mr. [Harry Harkness] Flagler, 1928 July 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270578972 ...

Parker, Horatio W. (person)

Text is the German poem by Count Friedrich Leopold, Graf zu Stolberg, translated into English by the composer's mother, Isabella Parker. Composed 1884. First performance Munich, 1884. Dedicated to Jules Jordan.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Ballade von Friedrich Leopold, Graf zu Stolberg / komponirt von H.W. Parker. [18--?] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 53114434 Text is the poem by J. de Beaufort, in French with English translatio...

Carl, William Crane (person)

Macfarlane, Will C. (person)

Buck, Dudley, 1839-1909 (person)

Composed c. 1879. First performed Music Teachers' National Assoc., Indianapolis. This work is not connected to Buck's 1868 organ work, "Concert variation on The Star-Spangled Banner".--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Festival overture : on the American national air, the star spangled banner / Dudley Buck. [19--] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 43310428 American composer and organist. From the description of Autograph letter...

Steinway, Frederick T., 1860-1927 (person)

Warren, Samuel P. (Samuel Prowse), 1841-1915 (person)

Samuel Prowse Warren was born in Montreal on Feb. 18, 1841, the son of organ builder Samuel Russell Warren (1809-1882). At the age of 12, he had shown enough musical ability to give his first organ recital at St. Stephen's Chapel in Quebec and to be appointed as organist at the American Presbyterian Church, a position that he held until he went to Berlin at age 20 to study organ and theory with Karl August Haupt, piano with Gustav Schumann, and instrumentation with Wilhelm Wieprecht. After retur...

Schirmer, G. (Gustav), 1829-1893 (person)

Importer and published of music. From the description of Autograph letter signed : [New York], to Perabo, 1874 Feb. 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270935580 ...

Widor, Charles-Marie (person)

Libretto by M. Léna, after F. Mistral; first performed at the Paris Opéra, 27 October 1924. Cf. New Grove online. From the description of Nerto : manuscript, [1924?] / Ch. M. Widor. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 778968808 French organist and composer. From the description of Autograph letter signed : 6 Hamilton Place, Piccadilly, W., [London], to Arthur Sullivan, 1888 04 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270126256 French organist, composer...

Smith, Gerrit, 1859-1912 (person)