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Rowan Taylor scores

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7771

Scope and Contents

Collection contains Rowan Taylor music scores including series 1-40, concertos, and symphonies, approximately 1964-2002.


  • approximately 1964-2002


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 Rowan Taylor scores must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Rowan Taylor (1927-2005) was a prolific composer of classical music. He taught at Pierce College in Los Angeles for thirty-nine years.

Rowan Taylor studied composition at Brigham Young University with notable composers such as Crawford Gates, Leroy Robertson, Lucas Foss and Carl Fuerstner. He received his bachelor's and master's degrees from Brigham Young University. He taught at Pierce College in Los Angeles for thirty-nine years, where he was voted best teacher and fifth across the whole country on the site Throughout his career he composed 256 symphonies, 46 concertos, 2,502 songs, and 250 chamber works. Other compositions include operas, choral works, ballets and solo works. He conducted many symphonies, choirs, bands, and orchestras. His works have been performed on six continents. He has also received many honors such as international man of the year, outstanding man of the century, Who's Who of the Year, and is known as the most prolific symphonist.


7 cartons (7 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



This collection has retained its original order.

Custodial History

Donated by Priscilla Taylor, wife of Rowan Taylor, in December 2007.

Donated by Priscilla Taylor in January 2012.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Priscilla Taylor; December 2007.

Donated; Priscilla Taylor; January 2012


Prominent LDS Composers, (Section IV International Harp Collection Development Policy January 2011).

Processing Information

Processed; Brian Fletcher; March 2011.

Processed; Melissa James; January 2012

Register of Rowan Taylor scores
Brian Fletcher
2011 March 10
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.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States