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Charles Jones papers

Title
Charles Jones papers, 1900-1997.
Author
Jones, Charles, 1910-1997.
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Description
18 linear feet (23 boxes )
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Clippings.
  • Correspondence.
  • Photographs.
  • Programs.
  • Scores.
Source (note)
  • Jones, Sally
Biography (note)
  • Despite his prolific output, Canadian-born American composer and music teacher, Charles Jones (1910-1997), perhaps is best known for his long association with the Juilliard School and the Mannes College of Music in New York City.
Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
  • Collection guide available in repository and on internet.
Call Number
JPB 06-74
OCLC
123237561
Author
Jones, Charles, 1910-1997.
Title
Charles Jones papers, 1900-1997.
Summary
The majority of the Charles Jones papers consists of scores encompassing more than a sixty-year period, from the 1930s to 1997. The collection contains several drafts of many of his compositions, including Cowboy Song (1942) Emblemata (1994), the oratorio, Piers the Plowman (1963), string quartets, and symphonies, as well as some early compositions appearing under Jones' nickname, Sandy Jones. Also included are a number of scores by other composers, including works by Darius Milhaud and Jones' grandson, Cameron. There is one box of correspondence, clippings, programs and photographs. Correspondents include Canadian music advocate John Adaskin, conductors Vladimir Golschmann and Richard Korn, music critic Alfred Frankenstein, and fellow composers Darius Milhaud and Igor Stravinsky.
Biography
Despite his prolific output, Canadian-born American composer and music teacher, Charles Jones (1910-1997), perhaps is best known for his long association with the Juilliard School and the Mannes College of Music in New York City. Born in Tamworth, Ontario, Jones moved to Toronto at the age of ten, where he studied the violin and theory. In 1928, he went to New York and studied violin at the Institute of Musical Art with Sascha Jacobson, graduating in 1932. In 1935, Jones entered the Juilliard School on a fellowship; he studied compostion with Bernard Wagenaar and graduated in 1939. He was sent by the Juilliard School to Oakland, California to teach at Mills College, where he met the French composer Darius Milhaud. The two men collaborated on several projects over the course of a long friendship, including residencies at the Aspen Music Festival. In 1946, Jones returned to New York. He began teaching composition at the Juilliard School in 1954, and later at the Mannes College of Music (from 1972). In spite of his dedication to teaching, Jones considered himself first and foremost a composer. He composed over ninety works, including four symphonies, several string quartets, and numerous vocal works.
Indexes
Collection guide available in repository and on internet.
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Occupation
Composers.
Music teachers.
Added Author
Adaskin, John.
Frankenstein, Alfred V. (Alfred Victor), 1906-1981.
Golschmann, Vladimir, 1893-1972.
Jones, Cameron.
Korn, Richard, 1908-1981.
Milhaud, Darius, 1892-1974.
Stravinsky, Igor, 1882-1971.
Jones, Charles, 1910-1997. Cowboy song.
Jones, Charles, 1910-1997. Emblemata.
Jones, Charles, 1910-1997. Piers the plowman.
Research Call Number
JPB 06-74
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