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Finding aid of the Howard Brubeck Papers
MSS 43  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Biography / Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Howard Brubeck papers
    Dates: 1948-1987
    Collection number: MSS 43
    Creator: Brubeck, Howard, 1916-1993
    Repository: University of the Pacific. Library. Holt-Atherton Dept. of Special Collections
    Stockton, California 95211
    Abstract: The collection consists primarily of musical scores by Howard Brubeck. Several files of documents are also in the collection, including letters from Howard Brubeck to Dave and Iola Brubeck concerning various projects in 1961 and 1962.
    Physical location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

    Access

    Collection open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections 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.

    Preferred Citation

    Howard Brubeck papers. MSS 43. Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library.

    Biography / Administrative History

    Howard Brubeck was a noted composer of classical and jazz works. He was the older brother of Dave Brubeck, one of the most well known musicians of the 20th century. Howard was born in Concord, California on July 11, 1916. He graduated from San Francisco State College in 1938, and went on to study composition at Mills College with Darius Milhaud, Domenico Brescia, and Margaret Pall. Howard received a master's degree from Mills College in 1941. He held a variety of academic positions throughout the 1950s, including assistant to Professor Milhaud at Mills College, Head of the Composition Department at San Diego State College, and Chairman of the Music Department at Palomar College. Howard continued to write a broad range of compositions throughout his adult life, including the California Suite and Dialogues for Jazz Combo and Symphony Orchestra. He was also the official transcriber of Dave Brubeck's works. Howard Brubeck died in Escondido, California on February 16, 1993.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection consists primarily of musical scores by Howard Brubeck. Compositions include California Suite, Dialogues for Jazz Combo and Symphony Orchestra, Centenary Overture, and Symphonic Movement. Several files of documents are also in the collection, including letters from Howard Brubeck to Dave and Iola Brubeck concerning various projects in 1961 and 1962.

    Arrangement

    The collection is organized into two series: I. Miscellaneous Documents and Audio Tapes; II. Musical Scores.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Brubeck, Dave
    Brubeck family
    Composers - United States
    Jazz music - United States
    Classical music |- United States