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Bob D. Litterell complete works, approximately 1900-2013

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 8403 Series 1 Sub-Series 1
Contains the completed transcriptions, arrangements, reductions and compositions of Bob D. Litterell. Litterell transcribed works for solo harp, harp ensembles, chamber groups with harp and harp and orchestra. Litterell has multiple arrangements for the composers Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev. Shostakovich and many others. Included are the scores, manuscipts, photocopies and publications for individual works. Materials dated approximately 1900-2013. Bulk of the material dated approximately 1970-2013.

Dates

  • approximately 1900-2013

Language of Materials

Materials in English with some scores in Russian, Hebrew and Arabic.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Bob D. Litterell collection on the harp must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Extent

4 boxes

4 oversize boxes

Biographical / Historical

Bob D. Litterell (1946-2013) was a Colorado harpist, arranger and composer.

Bob D. Litterell was born on September 10, 1946 in La Junta, Colorado. He studied the harp with Mary Bickford at Wichita State and Susann McDonald in California. Litterell was a soloist with the Kern Philharmonic. He was especially interested in rare harps and harp music, Egyptology and Egyptian culture. He traveled to Egypt to research harp music and visit the Cairo Conservatory. Litterell prepared editions of works by Parish Alvars, Eichner, Holst, Tchaikovsky and many other composers. He was a member a quintet and arranged music for the group. He performed at the Seventh World Harp Congress is Prague in 1999. In 2010 Bob Litterell was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor and died as a result of the tumor on January 30, 2013.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by the last name of the original composer.

Creator

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

Contact:
1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States