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Musica da Camera records

 Collection
Identifier: LaRC-836

Scope and Contents

This collection includes programs, newsletters, concert schedules, broadsides, advertisements, correspondence, sheet music, performance descriptions, and other records of the New Orleans early-music ensemble that specializes in performing music of the Medieval and Early Baroque periods. The collection document's the group's founding in 1966, when it was originally called The Woodvine Recorder Consort.

Dates

  • 1966-1992

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to the public. No known restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Physical rights are retained by the Louisiana Research Collection. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.

Biographical / Historical

The Musica da Camera is a New Orleans early-music ensemble that specializes in performing music of the Medieval and Early Baroque periods. Group was founded in 1966 by director Milton G. Scheuermann, Jr , when it was originally called The Woodvine Recorder Consort. Researching and performing the music of the 10th through 16th centuries. Using historically informed performance techniques and reproductions of period instruments, they also use their own musical transcriptions from original manuscript sources.

Extent

3 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement

The collection is arranged into two series, Concert programs (Box 1) and Office files (Boxes (2-5). Concert programs are arranged chronologically. Office files (Boxes 2-5) are arranged as described here: the collection's creators generally devoted files to specific performances. Each file contains documents pertaining to that performance, including concert schedules, broadsides, programs, correspondence, sheet music, performance descriptions, et cetera. Files are arranged in chronological order by date of performance. Box 6 is an accretion of materials, which includes fliers and mailings that are arranged chronologically. The collection consists of 6 boxes and 1 oversize folder. It is 3 linear feet.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Milton G. Scheuermann, Jr. Date acquired: 01/06/1991.

Accruals and Additions

Additional material added to the collection in 1992.

Other Descriptive Information

OCLC Number: 247104067

Title
Archon Finding Aid Title
Author
Eira Tansey
Date
02/05/2013
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Tulane University Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Jones Hall Room 202
6801 Freret Street
New Orleans 70118 US