Distinguished American conductors donate their collection of scores

These collections, donated by Don V Moses and the late Joseph Flummerfelt, will be housed as part of the Sousa Archives and Center for American Music.

 

We are thrilled to announce that two of the leading American choral conductors of the 20th century, Don V Moses and the late Joseph Flummerfelt (FAA ’71), have given their extensive collection of scores to the University of Illinois School of Music. Both Moses, who served as director of the School of Music and director of Choral Activities for the University of Illinois, and Flummerfelt, who earned his doctorate at Illinois, wanted their scores to be available for study by our graduate choral students and outside scholars.

These collections, which will be housed as part of the Sousa Archives and Center for American Music, contain hundreds of scores, many with valuable and insightful markings. Some include personal dedications by composers such as Stephen Paulus. Highlights of the collections include analyses of most of the great classical choral-orchestral works of Mozart, Haydn, and Beethoven; scores used for world premieres by John Adams and Gian-Carlo Menotti; and recordings (including Grammy winners) with the New York Philharmonic and other great orchestras.

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