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Boren, Murray



  • Existence: 1950-

biographical statement

Harris Fine Arts Center Faculty Directory, viewed Mar. 17, 2011 (earned B.M. and M.A. in Composition from BYU in 1975 and 1977; received D.M.A. in Composition from The City University of New York in 2002; Lecturer in Music at University of Nsukka; Professor of composition and theory at BYU from 1980 to 1984; administrator at City University from 1984 to 1994)

Murray Boren's LinkedIn Profile, viewed Mar. 17, 2011 (became House Composer for Lyon & Healy West in 2007 to the present)

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

The book of gold

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7590
Scope and Contents

Contains the music and lyrics for the 2-act opera "The Book of Gold," written for the 2005 celebration of Joseph Smith Jr.'s birth. The opera lyrics were written by Glen Nelson, and the music was written by Murray Boren. It was performed at Brigham Young University, and tells part of the story of Joseph Smith.

Dates: 2005

Murray Boren scores

Identifier: MSS 7772
Scope and Contents

The collection contains primarily computer-printed scores written by Murray Boren with a small number of manuscripts and onionskin copies, circa 1976-2004.

Dates: approximately 1976-2004

Murray Boren full-size orchestral scores, circa 1976-2004

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7772 Series 2
Scope and Contents

Primarily contains large-scale works such as operas, symphonic works, and cantatas composed over the course of Boren's lifetime, including his Masters' Thesis and works comissioned by the Brigham Young University Philharmonic and Chamber Orchestra. Items are primarily computer-printed scores, with some manuscripts and onion skin copies. Some solo works (specifically sonatas) have been included in this series, having been printed on large-sized paper.

Dates: circa 1976-2004

Murray Boren non-orchestral scores, circa 1976-2004

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7772 Series 1
Scope and Contents

Contains primarily smaller ensemble or solo instrumental works, particularly for the harp, composed over the course of Murray Boren's career. Many of these works have been commissioned by the Barlow Endowment of Brigham Young University's School of Music and the American Harp Society. Items typically consist of computer print-outs of scores.

Dates: circa 1976-2004

Additional filters:

Archival Object 2
Collection 2
Music -- 20th century 3
Orchestral music -- Scores 3
Manuscripts 2
Operas 1
Scores 1