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Weight, Newell


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Ussachevsky, V. Electronic and acoustic works, 1957-1972, c1999: container (Newell Weight, conductor)

A study of the motivic development of the sixth symphony by Beethoven, 1946: title page (Newell B. Weight)

A music box of Christmas carols, 1999: container (Dr. Newell B. Weight)

Deseret News, via WWW, December 5, 2011 (July 15, 2009 edition; Newell Bryan Weight; born August 1, 1916 in Springville, Utah; son of Ralph Weight and Minerva Bryan; graduated from Brigham Young University with a Masters Degree in Music Education; earned his Doctorate in Music from USC; worked at Brigham Young University from 1949 to 1962; while there he founded the BYU Acapella Choir; in 1962 he moved to the University of Utah where he expanded and refined their Acapella Choir and served as the Chairman of the Music Department; was known throughout the Music community for his achievements in conducting choirs; he retired in 1984 from the University of Utah; died July 12, 2009 in Orem, Utah)

UPB files, accessed January 8, 2014 (Provo High School choir, 1948; BYU choir, 1949-1962; University of Utah choir, 1962-1984; events and tours)

FamilySearch, via www, accessed January 8, 2014 (born August 1, 1916 in Springville, Utah; parents were Ralph and Minerva Bryan Weight; married to Dorothy Hill on July 20, 1936 in Springville, Utah; died on August 1, 2009 in Orem, Utah)

Deseret news, July 15, 2009 (worked at Brigham Young University from 1949 to 1962, and University of Utah from 1962 to 1984; two Grammy nominations; University of Utah chairman of Music Dept.; retirement in 1984)

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Newell Weight papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8226
Scope and Contents Collection contains materials that were collected during Weight's years of teaching music at Provo High School, Brigham Young University, and University of Utah. It includes audiotapes, photographs, programs, newspaper clippings, and tour information. Materials dated 1948-1984.
Dates: 1948-1984