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Guide to the James Monroe Deems Manuscript Musical Scores, undated

Summary

James Monroe Deems was a musician, composer, teacher and native of Baltimore, Maryland. Collection includes three manuscript musical scores for piano. One entitled "Glissando March, Jas. M. Deems" (3 pp.), may have been written by Deems. Another score entitled "Pas-de-deux" (7 pp.) bears the penciled notations "Auber, Performed by Mad. Celeste, Arranged by Jas. Deems." The third score (2 pp), untitled, is a march. It may or may not relate to Deems.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.11569
Title
James Monroe Deems manuscript musical scores
Date
undated
Creator
Deems, James M. (James Monroe), 1818-1901
Extent
1.2 Linear Feet, 3 items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

Collection includes three manuscript musical scores for piano. One entitled "Glissando March, Jas. M. Deems" (3 pp.), may have been written by Deems. Another score entitled "Pas-de-deux" (7 pp.) bears the penciled notations "Auber, Performed by Mad. Celeste, Arranged by Jas. Deems." The third score (2 pp), untitled, is a march. It may or may not relate to Deems.

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[Identification of item], James Monroe Deems Manuscript Musical Scores, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

Musical scores
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Historical Note

James Monroe Deems was a musician, composer, teacher and native of Baltimore, Maryland. He studied cello under Dotzauer in Dresden, taught and played in Baltimore, and was music instructor at the University of Virginia (1849-1858). He served in the Civil War (becoming a brigadier general), then resumed his musical work in Baltimore. He wrote and opera, a comic operetta, and the oratorio "Nebuchadnezzar."


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Processed by Alice L. Poffinberger, January, 2018

Accessions described in this collection guide: 11-10-82