Stanley R. Avery papers
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Collection includes letters, postcards, photographs, and other materials recieved by Avery from musciains, composers, and conductors, dating 1902-1960. Correspondence includes letters from Sergei Rachmaninoff, Edward MacDowell, Dimitri Mitropoulos, Leopold Stokowski, and Engelbert Humperdinck.
- circa 1902-1960
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Stanley R. Avery (1897–1967) was an American composer and organist born in Yonkers, New York. He studied organ, musical composition, and choir teaching in New York before continuing his studies in organ and composition in Berlin. He worked in New York and Berlin until he moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1910. Avery was the choirmaster and organist at St. Mark's Church, Minneapolis from 1910 to 1950. During this time he also directed the music program at the Blake School for Boys.
His compositions include one-act operas, operettas, oratorios, and comic operas, including "The Quartet, "Katrina," "The Merry Mexican," "Ichabod Crane," and "The Raising of Lazarus." Avery also frequently composed incidental music and other works for chamber piano and violin, and songs.
0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)
Includes letters to and photographs of American composer Stanley R. Avery. Notable correspondents include Sergei Rachmaninoff, Edward MacDowell, Dimitri Mitropoulos, Leopold Stokowski, and Engelbert Humperdinck.
Donated to the Performing Arts Archives in 1996.
Processed by Performing Arts Archives staff in 1996.
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