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Lex De Azevedo music scores and sketches

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2150

Scope and Contents note

Includes original, photocopied, and published music scores by De Azevedo, composed for musical and film productions with Latter-day Saint (LDS) themes. Also includes recordings of music scores in the following formats: audiocassette, audiotape, videotape, compact disc, and phonograph record. The collection sheds significant light on the development of the LDS popular music genre.

Dates

  • approximately 1960-1980

Creator

Conditions Governing Access note

Open for public research.

No copying except by written permission of Curator of Arts & Communications Archives.

Conditions Governing Use note

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Lex De Azevedo music collection must be obtained from the Permissions & Licensing Office of the University and the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Lex De Azevedo (b. 1943) was a Latter-day Saint composer.

Lex De Azevedo, daughter of singer Alyce King, was born in California and began his career in Hollywood as a musical director for programs such as The Sonny & Cher Show, Michael Jackson & the Jackson Five, and The Osmonds. Perhaps most well known in the LDS community for his musical Saturday's Warriors, De Azevedo also composed the music score for the films Where the Red Fern Grows and The Swan Princess. De Azevedo's accomplishments also include several other Broadway-style musicals, scoring numerous episodes of Bible Stories and American Hero Classics, compositions for pop singers (including other members of his family), and appearances as a guest conductor with orchestras and symphonies such as the London National Philharmonic.

Extent

43 oversize boxes (43 linear ft.)

20 cartons (20 linear ft.)

Language

English

Abstract

Includes original, photocopied, and published music scores by De Azevedo, composed for musical and film productions with Latter-day Saint (LDS) themes. Also includes recordings of music scores in the following formats: audiocassette, audiotape, videotape, compact disc, and phonograph record. The collection sheds significant light on the development of the LDS popular music genre.

Arrangement note

Scores and music sketches by Lex De Azevedo.

Other Finding Aids note

A more detailed finding aid is available in print in the repository.

Other Finding Aids

Item-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/MSS2150.xml

Custodial History note

Donated by the creator, 1980-1997.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donated; Lex De Azevedo; 1980-1997.

Appraisal note

Film Music Archives.

Processing Information note

Processed; James V. D'Arc and John N. Gillespie; 1997.
Title
Register of Lex De Azevedo music collection
Status
Completed
Author
James V. D'Arc and John N. Gillespie
Date
1997
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Sponsor
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

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