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Gordon Childs papers on Joseph Ceo, approximately 1900-2014

 Sub-Series — oversize: 6, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 8507 Series 2 Sub-Series Sub- 1

Scope and Contents

This subseries includes music scores that are in the form of manuscript photocopies. They are arranged/edited by Ceo who gave them to Gordon Childs. Includes a message to Childs written and signed by Ceo. Dated circa 1900-2014.


  • Publication: approximately 1900-2014


Language of Materials

Materials in English and Italian.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Gordon Childs papers on the Viola d'Amore must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical / Historical

Joseph Ceo (born 1933) is a prominent viola d'amore player who received his doctorate in viola d'amore performance and has been on the music faculty at numerous Universities throughout the U.S.

Joseph Ceo, more commonly known as Joe Ceo, was born in 1933 in Wheeling, West Virginia. He studied the viola d’amore with Renzo Sabatini in Italy as a Fulbright scholar. He received a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in viola d’amore performance. Ceo has been on the music faculties of Kentucky University, Rhode Island College, Berea College, Centre College, and Rhode Island University.


1 folder


The original order of the manuscripts, scores, and other materials has been maintained.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States