Christopher A. Reynolds, Professor of Music at the University of California, Davis, has identified and collected sheet music
written by women composers active in North America and England. This collection contains over 3000 songs and song publications
mostly published between 1850 and 1950. The collection is primarily made up of songs, but there are also many works for solo
piano as well as anthems and part songs. In addition there are books written by the women song composers, a letter written
by Virginia Gabriel in the 1860s, and four letters by Mrs. H.H.A. Beach to James Francis Cooke from the 1920s.
Christoper A. Reynolds received his PhD from Princeton University. He is Professor of Music at the University of Californa,
Davis and author of Papal Patronage and the Music of St. Peter's, 1380-1513 (1995) and Motives for Allusion: Context and Content in Nineteenth-Century Music (2003). He avidly began to research and collect women's songs in 1993.
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Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections, University of
California, Library, Davis as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply
permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.