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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.


  • approximately 1976-2004


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

Biographical History

Murray Boren (born 1950) is an LDS composer and Brigham Young University School of Music faculty member.

Murray Boren earned his B.M. and M.A. in Composition from Brigham Young University in 1975 and 1977, respectively, followed by a D.M.A. in Composition from The City University of New York in 2002. From 1970 to 1980, he took the position of acting department head and Lecturer in Music at University of Nsukka College of Education in Nigeria, then returned to Utah to become professor of composition and theory at BYU from 1980 to 1984. From 1984 to 1994, he became administrator at The City University of New York and New York University before returning to teaching composition and theory at Brigham Young University once again until 2007. Boren then retired from teaching to become House Composer for Lyon & Healy West.


11 oversize boxes (16.5 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged into two series: 1. Murray Boren non-orchestral scores, circa 1976-2004. 2. Murray Boren full-size orchestral scores, circa 1976-2004.

Custodial History

Donated by Murray Boren in June 2002.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Murray Boren; 2002.


Prominent LDS composer (Section IV LDS Music Archives Collection Development Policy September 2010).

Processing Information

Processed; Lindsay A. Weaver; March 2011.

Register of Murray Boren scores
Lindsay A. Weaver
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