Manookin, Robert P., 1918-1997
- Existence: 1918 - 1997
Robert P. Manookin (1918-1997) was a prominent composer and Brigham Young University faculty emeritus who contributed hymns to the 1985 church hymnbook and Children's Songbook.
Robert Park Manookin was born on April 12, 1918, in Salt Lake City, Utah. He graduated from East High School in 1936, shortly after which he was called to serve in the German Austria Mission from 1937 to 1939. Upon arriving home, he married Edna Lucile Burningham in 1940 but that marriage ultimately culminated in a divorce. He later married Helen Adele Haugen in 1965. In terms of his educational history, he received a BA from Brigham Young University in 1955, a Master's in Music from the University of Illinois in 1959, and a doctorate from the University of Utah in 1967. Throughout all this, he studied with some of the greatest LDS composers: Frank W. Asper, Alexander Schreiner, J. Spencer Cornwall, and B. Cecil Gates. Manookin taught at BYU as a professor of theory and composition until 1980, when he was called to serve a mission in the New Zealand Temple with his wife, Helen. They served three additional missions after: Manilla Philippines Temple in 1984, the Sydney Australia Temple in 1989, and England, Leeds in 1993. He was also a member of the General Church Music Committee. Manookin died in Orem in 1997.
Citation:"Composer of LDS hymns touches audience with a special quality" by Laurie William Sowby, Desert News, March 21, 1984, viewed May 6th, 2011 (Studied with Frank W. Asper, Alexander Schreiner, J. Spencer Cornwall, and B. Cecil Gates; Former professor of theory and composition at BYU)
Robert Park Manookin Obituary, Desert News, 16 November 1997, website viewed May 6th, 2011. (B. Apr. 12th, 1918 in SLC; d. Nov. 12th, 1997 in Orem, Utah; M. twice: Edna Lucile Burningham in 1940, culminating in a divorce, and then to Helen Adele Haugen in 1965; graduated from East High School in 1936; LDS mission to German Austria Mission, 1937-39; BA from BYU 1955; MM from University of Illinois 1959; PhD from U of U in 1967; Retired from teaching at BYU in 1980 in order to serve a mission in the New Zealand Temple with his wife. Served three additional missions: Manila Philippines Temple, 1984; Sydney Australia Temple, 1989; England, Leeds, 1993; served on the General Church Music Committee.)
Found in 16 Collections and/or Records:
Robert P. Manookin
Materials consist of manuscript scores written and arranged by Robert P. Manookin. The music is primarily vocal music, both sacred and secular, instrumental arrangements primarily for organ or keyboard, with occasional other orchestrations, and large scale ensemble works. Dated approximately 1935-1997.
Psalm 23, date of production not identified
Robert P. Manookin catagorized manuscripts, scores and other materials, approximately 1951-1997
This series consists of music for chorus, solo vocal, vocal duet, piano, organ, and other instrumental works primarily in the form of photocopies of potentially unpublished performance manuscripts, and the occasional original manuscript and translucent copy. Dates range approximately 1951-1997.
Robert P. Manookin children's music manuscripts, approximately 1972-1978
The subseries contains manuscripts of spiritual children's music, for voice with piano accompaniment. Manookin collaborated with several lyricists, and also wrote some text himself. Dates range from approximately 1972-1978.
Robert P. Manookin Christmas music manuscripts and pageant script, approximately 1974-1995
The series contains manuscripts of spiritual Christmas music, including original works as well as arrangements. The pieces are mostly vocal, particularly choir, with piano accompaniment. Other manuscripts include organ accompaniment as well as other instruments. Present is also a script for a Christmas program, as a presentation that could be performed along with the songs. Dates range from approximately 1974-1995.
Robert P. Manookin dated manuscripts, scores and other materials, approximately 1953-1996
Robert P. Manookin instrumental manuscripts, approximately 1973-1989
The series contains instumental manuscripts, written or arranged by Robert P. Manookin. Comprised of pieces both spiritual and secular in style. Some pieces are written for piano and violin, flute, or other wind and string instruments. A few of his manuscriptes have been copywrited. Dates range approximately 1973-1989.
Robert P. Manookin manuscript for men's chorus, approximately 1972-1984
The series contains manuscripts arranged or written by Robert P. Manookin for men's chorus. The pieces are all spiritual in nature. Some arrangements of Latter-day Saint hymns are included. Dates range approximately 1972-1984.
Robert P. Manookin manuscripts and scores for mixed chorus, approximately 1951-1996
The subseries contains manuscripts and scores written or arranged by Robert P. Manookin, both spiritual and secular songs. Also included are accompaniments for the piano and organ, as well as the harp and other string instruments. Occasionally present are manuscripts for brass and wind instruments. Dates range approximately 1951-1996.
Robert P. Manookin manuscripts for women's chorus, approximately 1985-1989
The subseries contains spiritual manuscripts written or arranged by Robert P. Manookin for women's vocals with piano or organ accompaniment. Dates range approximately 1985-1989.
- Archival Object 15
- Collection 1
- Music -- Manuscripts 15
- Obituaries -- United States 15
- Scores 15
- Arrangement (Music) 2
- Composition (Music) 2
- Letters 2
- Notebooks 2
- Photocopies 2
- Sketches 2
- Arrangers (Musicians) 1
- Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences 1
- CD-ROMs 1
- Choral music 1
- Christmas 1
- Church music -- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 1
- Composers 1
- Music 1
- Notes 1
- Orchestral music -- Parts 1
- Orchestral music -- Scores 1 + ∧ less