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Edward H. Margetson Music Manuscripts, 1917-1962

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: Ms Coll\Margetson
Bib ID 4079562 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Margetson, Edward, 1891-1962
Title Edward H. Margetson Music Manuscripts, 1917-1962
Physical Description 1 linear feet (135 items in 2 boxes)
Language(s) English .
Access

This collection is located on-site.

Arrangement

Description

Summary

Manuscripts of musical scores, memorabilia and photograph. Folder 1 of the collection includes a general index (d. March 1945), photograph, awards, 5 citations, and a biographical sketch. His musical compositions (folders 2-26) are divided in three major categories: sacred and non-sacred vocal music, and musical compositions for instruments. His sacred choruses for mixed voices has been highly praised. His non-sacred vocal music seems to deal with children, nature, and poetic topics; also included are arrangements of Stephen Foster's songs for choruses. Among his musical compositions for instruments are some with Caribbean or West Indian themes

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

This collection is located on-site.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Readers must use microfilm.

No material may be photocopied without the written permission of Desmond Margetson or Barbara Margetson Watson.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Edward H. Margetson Music Manuscripts; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Alternate Form Available

The entire collection has been: microfilmed.

Ownership and Custodial History

Gift of Desmond W. Margetson via the Music Library, 1990.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Processed 05/11/90.

Revision Description

4/5/2020 PDF converted to EAD by PTL

Subject Headings

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Photographs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Scores (documents for music) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

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Foster, Stephen Collins, 1826-1864 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
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Music -- Caribbean Area Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Music -- West Indies Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Musicians Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Songs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Vocal music Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Black composer and conductor; church organist; choral music specialist; choirmaster. Born in St. Kitts, British West Indies, Margetson came to the Unites States in 1919 and soon became organist and choirmaster of the church of the Crucifixion in Harlem where Dr. Egerton E. Hall was rector. In 1927 he founded the Schubert Music Society "to quietly work through it among his people.".

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Series I: Manuscripts, Photograph, Citations, and Memorials



Box 1 Folder 1 Manuscripts:


Box 1 Folder 1 The Works of Edward H. Margetson: general index, March 1945


Box 1 Folder 1 Photographs:


Box 1 Folder 1 Photograph of Mr. Margetson receiving an award


Box 1 Folder 1 Articles:


Box 1 Folder 1 New York Times article by Daniel Gregory Mason concerning Mr. Margetson's works and awards.


Box 1 Folder 1 Citations:


Box 1 Folder 1 5 citations of service from various organizations


Box 1 Folder 1 Memorials:


Box 1 Folder 1 Invitation to and program for the memorial service tor Rose W. Margetson (1904-1998), 24 April 1999

Series II: Sacred Solos


Box 1 Folder 2 Angels from the realms of glory, 1917

(2 copies)


Box 1 Folder 2 Brightest and the best of the sons of the morning, December 1933


Box 1 Folder 2 Father who keepest the stars, 1931

(2 copies)


Box 1 Folder 2 God keep a clean wind blowing

(5 copies: 1 ms., F minor; 2 ms. E-flat minor; 1 photocopy E flat minor; 1 pencil sketch of acc., E-flat minor)


Box 1 Folder 2 God who madest earth and heaven, 1932

(2 copies, including 1 pencil sketch)


Box 1 Folder 2 The hour of sleep, 1917

(2 copies)


Box 1 Folder 2 I will lift up mine eyes, 1944


Box 1 Folder 2 Kyrie Elesion

(4 copies incl. pencil sketch, photocopy & part)


Box 1 Folder 2 Lord and heavenly Father


Box 1 Folder 2 Let mine eyes see Thee

(2 copies, 1 lacking words)


Box 1 Folder 2 Lord, for tomorrow and its needs


Box 1 Folder 2 Lord in my heart a little child (2 copies)

(2 copies)

Series III: Sacred Duets


Box 1 Folder 3 Tomorrow

(2 copies, incl. 1 photocopy)


Box 1 Folder 3 Through the day

(2 copies, incl. 1 part)

Series IV: Sacred Choruses (mixed voices)


Box 1 Folder 4 Breakforth

(pencil sketch fragment)


Box 1 Folder 4 David (King)

(pencil sketch fragment)


Box 1 Folder 4 The day is past and over, 1919


Box 1 Folder 4 A few more years shall roll, 1947

(2 copies., incl. 1 pencil sketch)


Box 1 Folder 4 Hark, hark my soul

(2 copies)


Box 1 Folder 4 How long will Thou forget me?

(pencil sketch)


Box 1 Folder 4 Hosana, by C. Gregor, 1765; arranged for double chorus of mixed voices by E. H. Margetson

(2 copies)


Box 1 Folder 4 In Thee be all glory

(pencil sketch)


Box 1 Folder 4 Jesus, the very thought


Box 1 Folder 4 Magnificat and Nunc dimittis in F major; for use in the Episcopal church.

(2 copies)


Box 1 Folder 4 My heart is resting, O my God

(2 copies., incl. 1 pencil sketch)


Box 1 Folder 4 O Lord, suppot us, 1932

(2 copies., incl. 1 pencil sketch and 1 fragment)


Box 1 Folder 5 Praise the Lord, O my soul : motet, Pslam 103

(3 copies; imcluding 1 pencil sketch)


Box 1 Folder 5 Preserve me, O God


Box 1 Folder 5 Psalm 39


Box 1 Folder 5 Psalm 103

(pencil sketch)


Box 1 Folder 5 Savior! breathe an evening blessing


Box 1 Folder 5 Soft shines the starlight in eastern sky

(pencil sketch)


Box 1 Folder 5 Still, still with thee

(3 parts; tenor lacking}


Box 1 Folder 5 Story of the cross, 1922

(2 copies)


Box 1 Folder 5 Te Deum

(pencil fragment)


Box 1 Folder 5 Vouchsafe O Lord, to keep us

Series V: Sacred Choruses (mixed voices--junior choir)


Box 1 Folder 6 Introit: Deal with thy servant, O God


Box 1 Folder 6 Introit: Hide not thy face


Box 1 Folder 6 Introit: O Come in this sweet morning hour

Series VI: Series V: Sacred Choruses (mixed voices--women's voices)


Box 1 Folder 7 All things bright and beautiful

(2 copies, including 1 pencil sketch)


Box 1 Folder 7 Lord I hear of show'rs of blessing

(7 copies, including 1 pencil sketch)

Series VII: Non Sacred Solos


Box 1 Folder 8 At Nightfall


Box 1 Folder 8 At the Mid Hour of Night

(pencil sketch)


Box 1 Folder 8 Bird of My Lady's Bower


Box 1 Folder 8 Compensation


Box 1 Folder 8 Daisies

(2 copies)


Box 1 Folder 8 Dear Eyes by Dreams Caressed, 31 Jan 1922

(2 copies)


Box 1 Folder 8 Dear Little Home of Mine

(4 copies)


Box 1 Folder 8 L'Envoi, 1917


Box 1 Folder 8 Ere I Slumber, 2 June 1919


Box 1 Folder 8 Ere the Sun goes down, 1919


Box 1 Folder 8 Fisher Child's Lullaby

(2 copies)


Box 1 Folder 8 Flow down Cold Rivulet.


Box 1 Folder 8 For You and For Me

(2 copies)


Box 1 Folder 8 A Golden Day, 1917


Box 1 Folder 8 Goodnight, 5 January 1922


Box 1 Folder 8 I Tnink, O My Love

(2 copies)


Box 1 Folder 8 Is it Rainy, Little Flower?, 1921

(2 copies)


Box 1 Folder 8 Is My Lover on the Sea?, 16 April 1919


Box 1 Folder 9 Little girl

(3 copies)


Box 1 Folder 9 Little maid of rnine

(pencil sketch)


Box 1 Folder 9 The little shadow; op. 4. no. l, 1917

(2 copies)


Box 1 Folder 9 Longing, 1925

(3 copies, incl. 1 pencil sketch)


Box 1 Folder 9 Love ship


Box 1 Folder 9 The night has a thousand eyes


Box 1 Folder 9 Now the day is over


Box 1 Folder 9 O could' st thou look within my heart

(2 copies, including 1 pencil sketch)


Box 1 Folder 9 O listen, little dear soul


Box 1 Folder 9 O linger, pray, thou radiant day


Box 1 Folder 9 O my love is like a red, red rose

(pencil sketch)


Box 1 Folder 9 Queen rose of a garden


Box 1 Folder 9 Resignation, 1922


Box 1 Folder 9 A sailor's song

(2 copies)


Box 1 Folder 10 To one in paradise

(5 copies., including 3 photocopies)


Box 1 Folder 10 Two Songs:


Box 1 Folder 10 On a summer's day


Box 1 Folder 10 Over the hills and valleys of dreaming, 1916


Box 1 Folder 10 What shall I give my love?

(2 copies)


Box 1 Folder 10 When you are singing, 1920

(2 copies)

Seris VIII: Non-Sacred Dutets


Box 1 Folder 11 Parted

Series IX: Non-Sacred Choruses (mixed voices)


Box 1 Folder 12 Adagiettc, from L 'Arlesienne suite, by G. Bizet; arranged by E.. H. Margetson

(2 copies , incl. photocctpy)


Box 1 Folder 12 Down Vauxhall, by Herbert Oliver; arranged by E. H. Margetson


Box 1 Folder 12 Drink me only; arranged by E. H. Margetson

(photocopy)


Box 1 Folder 12 I've something sweet to tell you, Eaton Faning; arranged for mixed voices by E. H. Margetson


Box 1 Folder 12 Jeanie with the light brown hair, by Stephen Forster; arranged for solo voice, mixed chorus and piano by E. H. Margetson


Box 1 Folder 12 Jock of Hazeldean, 1932

(pencil sketch)


Box 1 Folder 12 Massa's in the cold, cold ground, by Stephen Foster; arranged for solo voice and mixed chorus by E. H. Margetson

(3 copies, 1 pencil sketch & 2 photocopies)


Box 1 Folder 12 My lovely Ceclia; arranged for mixed voices by E. H. Margetson

(3 copies, incl.1 photocopy; for 3rd, ms. copy see sketchbook containing arrangement of Ravel 's Pavane (Folder 19)


Box 1 Folder 12 O mistress mine

(pencil sketch)


Box 1 Folder 12 Summons to love

(pencil sketch)

Series X: Non-Sacred Song Cycles



Box 2 Folder 13 Echoes fram the Caribees: West Indian scenes:

(2 copies, including 1 photocopy)


Box 2 Folder 13 1. Sings, Black beauty


Box 2 Folder 13 2. Smiling country maiden


Box 2 Folder 13 3. A songs of hope


Box 2 Folder 13 4 Sunday in my homeland


Box 2 Folder 13 Songs cycle:


Box 2 Folder 13 1 . Absence


Box 2 Folder 13 2. On a plain gold ring


Box 2 Folder 13 3 I told my love to the roses


Box 2 Folder 13 4. A memory

Series XI: Non-Sacred Song Cycles (women's voices)


Box 2 Folder 14 Boats of mine

(3 copies, including 1 pencil sketch)

Series XII: Piano Music


Box 2 Folder 15 The joy ride: etude, op. 4 no. 2


Box 2 Folder 15 Idyll

(2 copies, imcluding 1 pencil sketch and 1 photocopy)


Box 2 Folder 15 Rivulets in April

(2 copies)


Box 2 Folder 15 Scherzo, op· 10, no 1, 1925


Box 2 Folder 15 Tender thoughts, 1942

(2 copies, including 1 photocopy)


Box 2 Folder 15 Three part invention

(2 copies)


Box 2 Folder 15 Wanderlust

(pencil sketch)

Series XIII: Organ Music


Box 2 Folder 16 Confession

(pencil sketch)


Box 2 Folder 16 Marche de Fete


Box 2 Folder 16 Pastorale


Box 2 Folder 16 Postlude

Series XIV: Violin and Piano Music


Box 2 Folder 17 Danse antique


Box 2 Folder 17 Larghetto


Box 2 Folder 17 Rhapsody on Negro themes

(4 copies, including 3 photocc1pies)

Series XV: Violocelllo and Piano Music


Box 2 Folder 18 Valse serenade, 1927

(score 8 part)

Series XVI: Organ and Piano Music


Box 2 Folder 19 Sunday in the long ago

(4 cop., incl. 1 pencil sketch & 2 photocopies)


Box 2 Folder 19 Pavane pour une infante defunte, Maurice Ravel; arranged for organ and piano by E. H. Margetson

(pencil sketch; in mauscript book which also contains arrangements for mixed chorus of My lovely Cecelia, I've something sweet to tell you, and Drink to me only)

Series XVII: String Quartet


Box 2 Folder 20 Caribbean string quartet

(4 parts; 1 close score pencil sketch, 2nd mvt; 1 close score sketch, 3rd mvt.)


Box 2 Folder 20 Second string quartet, D major

(in manuscript book with other unidentified fragments)

Series XVIII: String Quintet


Box 2 Folder 21 Andante sostenuto

Series XIX: Woodwinds


Box 2 Folder 22 Sonatina for woodwinds

Series XX: Orchestra


Box 2 Folder 23 Rondo caprice, 1925

(score & parts}


Box 2 Folder 23 Arrangement from R. Schumann piano work

Series XXI: Brass and Percussion


Box 2 Folder 24 Fanfare, for brass and percussion

(2 copies, including 1 pencil sketch)

Series XXII: Sketchbooks and Fragments


Box 2 Folder 25 4 sketchbooks


Box 2 Folder 26 Unidentifiecl fragments