Reginald Beales scores
Scope and Contents
Collection contains original manuscripts by Reginald Beales, and a collection of published scores for various composers, 1916-1969.
- Beales, Reginald (composer, Person)
Language of Materials
Materials are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
Open to public research.
Conditions Governing Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Reginald Beales scores must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Reginald Beales (1898-1988) was a prominent Utah violonist.
Reginald Beales was born October 10, 1898 in Bradford, Yorkshire, England. In 1915, he emigrated to Utah with his parents and two sisters after joining The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They settled in Lewiston, Cache County, Utah.
He began playing the violin when he was eight and performed background music for silent movies in England when he was 14. After coming to Utah, he went on a church mission to the Eastern states, then studied violin in New York City and came back to Salt Lake City to conduct the orchestra at the American Theater on Main Street.
He taught violin at the McCune School of Music for 25 years, until the school closed. In the aftermath of the Great Depression of the 1930's, he organized and conducted the Federal Music Project Symphony Orchestra, which traveled throughout Utah during the late 1930's and early 1940's, and was the forerunner and nucleus of the Utah Symphony.
After World War II, Mr. Beales played in concerts and on radio programs for many years and taught the violin. From 1966 to 1968 he and his wife, Artimesia Jensen, went on a church mission to Scotland. In 1973, he was honored by Governor Calvin L. Rampton and the University of Utah for his outstanding service to music in Utah.
Reginald Beales died on July 1, 1988.
8 cartons (8 linear ft.)
Arranged into two series: 1. Reginald Beales original manuscripts, 1969; and 2. Reginald Beales collection of published scores, 1916-1962.
Donated by J. Landon Beales in May 1989.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated; J. Landon Beales; May 1989.
Noteworthy LDS composer (Section IV. LDS Music Archives Collection Development Policy January 2011).
Processed; Elizabeth West; May 2011.
- Register of the Reginald Beales scores
- Elizabeth West
- 2011 May 18
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.