Finding Aid for the John Biggs Collection of Musical Scores

Collection processed and machine-readable finding aid created by UCLA Performing Arts Special Collections staff.
UCLA Library, Performing Arts Special Collections
University of California, Los Angeles, Library
Performing Arts Special Collections, Room A1713
Charles E. Young Research Library, Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
Phone: (310) 825-4988
Fax: (310) 206-1864
Email: speccoll-paging@library.ucla.edu
http://www2.library.ucla.edu/specialcollections/performingarts/index.cfm
© 2002
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

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Arts and Humanities--Music

Finding Aid of the John Biggs Collection of Musical Scores

Collection number: 194

UCLA Library, Performing Arts Special Collections



University of California, Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • University of California, Los Angeles, Library
  • Performing Arts Special Collections, Room A1713
  • Charles E. Young Research Library, Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Phone: (310) 825-4988
  • Fax: (310) 206-1864
  • Email: speccoll-paging@library.ucla.edu
  • URL: http://www2.library.ucla.edu/specialcollections/performingarts/index.cfm
Processed by:
UCLA Performing Arts Special Collections staff
Date Completed:
3/20/01
Encoded by:
Bryan Griest
© 2002 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: John Biggs Collection of Musical Scores
Collection number: 194
Creator: Biggs, John, 1932-
Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Performing Arts Special Collections
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: This collection consists of musical scores of compositions by John Biggs
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Performing Arts Special Collections for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the UCLA Performing Arts Special Collections. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Librarian for Performing Arts Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Performing Arts Special Collectionsas the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained.

Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

John Biggs; gift; 2001.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], John Biggs Collection of Musical Scores, 194, Performing Arts Special Collections, University of California, Los Angeles.

Biography

Born in Los Angeles on October 18, 1932; received his Masters degree in composition from the University of California, Los Angeles; studied at the University of Southern California and the Royal Flemish Conservatory, Antwerp, Belgium; his teachers included Roy Harris, Lukas Foss, Ingolf Dahl, Flor Peeters, Halsey Stevens, and Leonard Stein; taught at Los Angeles City College, UCLA, UC Berkeley, and served as composer-in-residence to six colleges in Kansas; founded the John Biggs Consort, which toured internationally under Columbia Artists Management, specializing in medieval, renaissance, and 20th century music; awards for his compositions include a Rockefeller Grant, Fulbright Grant, Atwater-Kent Award, ASCAP Serious Music Awards, and Meet the Composer grants.

Scope and Content

Musical scores of compositions by John Biggs

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Biggs, John, 1932- --Archives.
Composers--Archival resources.


Collection Contents

Box 1, Folder 1

John Biggs. Ernest Worthing. Consort Press, CP 317.

Scope and Content Note

Full score. 136p. Compact disc sound recording ("20 musical numbers from the 3 act musical play")
Box 1, Folder 2

John Biggs. Hobson's Choice. Consort Press, CP 320.

Scope and Content Note

Full score. 207p. Vocal score. 184p. Parts for flute (31p.), clarinet (34p.), bassoon (31p.), violin (34p.), viola (37.), cello (36p.), bass (30p.). Compact disc sound recording (2 discs)