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Gordon Childs papers on Geoffrey Gibbs, 1989

 Sub-Series — oversize: 6, oversize-folder: 2
Identifier: MSS 8507 Series 2 Sub-Series Sub- 2

Scope and Contents

This subseries contains a printed piece of music that Gibbs composed for Joe Ceo and Gordon Childs who premiered this piece at the Vermillion International Viola d’Amore Congress. Includes added personal notes and annotations by Childs. Dated 1989.


  • Publication: 1989


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 the Gordon Childs papers on the Viola d'Amore must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical / Historical

Geoffrey Gibbs (born 1940) is an accomplished composer whose works have been performed throughout the world, including the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., throughout New England, Russia, and South America.

Geoffrey Gibbs was born in 1940 in New York. During his high school years he studied composition with Elie Siegmeister. Later, at Eastman School of Music, he studied composition with Bernard Rogers and Howard Hanson. He also studied voice with Yi-Kwei Sze and Julius Huehn. In 1974 he received his doctorate in composition and voice from Eastman. Prior to that, in 1965, Gibbs began teaching composition at the University of Rhode Island.

Gibbs retired in 2001 but continues to compose and give yearly concerts at the University of Rhode Island.


1 oversize folder




The original order of the manuscripts, scores, and other materials has been maintained.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States