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Bob D. Litterell repertoire for the harp, approximately 1900-2013

Identifier: MSS 8403 Series 2

Scope and Contents

Contains the personal repertoire of Bob D. Litterell. The pieces are photocopies of popular, Christmas, and classical songs. The music was used for playing at events. Some portions of the content is numerically tabbed by Litterell. There is music from Broadway musicals, pop songs, jazz repertoire, films, rock and roll, and Christmas songs. The music is originally arranged for piano, harp, voice and other instruments. Materials dated approximately 1900-2013.


  • approximately 1900-2013


Language of Materials

Materials in English with some scores in Russian.

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.

Biographical History

From the Collection:

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.


2 boxes


Arranged in three subseries: 1. Bob D. Litterell pop music, approximately 1900-2013. 2. Bob D. Litterell Christmas music, approximately 1900-2013. 3. Bob D. Litterell miscellaneous music, approximately 1900-2013.

The scores are arranged as they were found in the personal binders of Litterell. The popular music includes set lists and tabs.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States