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David H. Sargent papers and musical works

Identifier: MSS 8294

Scope and Contents

This collection contains the musical compositions and arrangements as well as a few papers of David H. Sargent. The Musical compositions are a combination of completed works and school assignments. The compositions are in the form of manuscripts, photocopies, final editions, published copies, scores and parts. There is a variety of genres and orchestrations. The resulting collection include programs and recordings in the form of compact discs. Dates range 1964-2012.


  • 1964-2012


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 David H. Sargent papers and musical works must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical / Historical

Dr. David H. Sargent (1941-) is a composer and educator, with compositions performed throughout the United States, and abroad.

Sargent was born in Springville, Utah on February 11, 1941. His education was carried out at Brigham Young University and the University of Illinois. During his education he studied under composers Dr. Merrill K. Bradshaw and Professor Gordon W. Binkerd. Post education he held visiting professor positions at the Eastman School of Music and The Ohio University. In 1998 he was awarded the Harold R. Laycock Professorship in Music Composition at BYU. He held the position for 32 years, and retired in September 2008. His compositions have been commissioned and performed throughout the United States as well as internationally in Germany, France, denmark, Switzerland, Hungary, Wales, England, Bolivia, and Canada.


2 box (1 linear ft.)

2 oversize (3.32 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Collection is arranged 3 series: 1. David H. Sargent collection of programs, 1979-2012. 2. David H. Sargent collection of compact discs, 1993-2009. 3. David H. Sargent musical works, Approximately 1964-2010.

Custodial History

Donated by David H. Sargent in July 2014.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; David H. Sargent; July 2014.


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

Processing Information

Processed; Jenna Faulkner, student processor, and David A. Day, curator; 2014.

  • A piece by Crawford Gates, and a published book of piano solos from operas.
Register of David H. Sargent papers and musical works
processed by Jenna Faulkner
July 2014
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