Eleanor Fell set lists, Approximately 2010-2012
Scope and Contents
This series contains manuscripts, photocopied manuscripts, sheet music, and photocopied sheet music for the harp. Includes set lists for funerals, weddings, and Christmas. These set lists could have been performed by Eleanor Fell at any venue, or time. However, event programs included suggest that these were performed approximately between 2010-2012, and in her Methodist church in Bloomington, Indiana.
- Approximately 2010-2012
- Fell, Eleanor (musician, Person)
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It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Eleanor Fell scores, manuscripts, and other materials must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Eleanor Fell (1944-2013) was a famous harpist, and one of the first to play “pop” music on the harp.
Eleanor was born to Irving and Rose Fell in Chicago on July 1944. She attended pre-school through high school at University School in Bloomington, Indiana. After a year at Stephens College, she graduated in Harp Performance from Indiana University, where she trained with Susan McDonald. Her professional life as a harpist took her to South Africa, where Eleanor moved away from classical repertoire and became one of the first “pop” harpists. She began transcribing and arranging music from the Beatles to Broadway. She married Lamar Peterson, and together they formed Vanderbilt Music Company, that has served to employ young harpists, and publish harp music – including many of her own arrangements. Eleanor was a star, taking harp outside of the realm of classical music, sharing top billings with Frank Sinatra Jr. and Dave Burbeck (among others). She passed away from leukemia on June 16, 2013.
Language of Materials
Arranged in three series: 1. Eleanor Fell funeral set list, 2010-2012. 2. Eleanor Fell wedding set list, 2010-2012. 3. Eleanor Fell Christmas set list, 2010-2012.