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University Archives and History

Composer Collections

These collections contain hundred of music scores of music written or annotated by Harold Schiffman, Egon Wellesz, Peter Paul Fuchs, and other composers. They include orchestral works, ensemble works, piano, harp, and harpsichord pieces, vocal works and songs, and chamber works.

The Harold Schiffman Archive

Dr, Harold Schiffman has composed in virtually all media. His commissions include those from such diverse groups as the Tallahassee Symphony, the International Trombone Association, the Apple Trio, the Concertino String Quartet, the Mallarmé Chamber Players, and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro School of Music, as well as from a number of individuals including conductor Richard Burgin, flutist Albert Tipton, soprano Janice Harsanyi, pianist Jane Perry-Camp, and pianist/conductor Max Lifchitz (for North/South Consonance). The North Carolina Symphony and the ARTEA Chamber Orchestra of San Francisco, among others, have premièred his music.


The collection contains approximately one hundred scores of music written by Harold Schiffman from 1944 to 2009. They include orchestral works, ensemble works, piano, harp, and harpsichord pieces, vocal works and songs, and chamber works.

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Oral history interview with Dr. Schiffman: Transcript | Audio

The Egon Wellesz Contemporary Sheet Music Collection

The Egon Wellesz Contemporary Music Collection consists of music scores, books, programs, correspondence, and other documents originally owned by composer Egon Wellesz (1885-1974). The collection was donated to UNCG University Libraries' Martha Blakeney Hodges University Archives and Special Collections by Dr. Harold Schiffman in 2009 along with a collection of his own work and by Jane Perry-Camp. Additional materials were donated by Julia Rosenthal.


The sheet music has been digitized and placed online with the exception of several works that are not currently in the public domain. Some materials are available only within the United States or within the confines of UNCG University Libraries, and some are not currently available online at all. These materials may be made publicly available online at the expiration of their copyright terms, subject to U.S. and European Union copyright law. Information about the works in question is available for all items, even those to which online access is restricted.


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Peter Paul Fuchs Papers

Peter Paul Fuchs (1916-2007) was a conductor, composer, teacher, and a significant figure in the performing arts history of Greensboro. He authored the book, The Psychology of Conducting, which has become required reading in many universities. He served as conductor with the Metropolitan Opera, the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra and a number of other ensembles throughout the United States and Europe. In 1976, he moved to Greensboro, North Carolina, where he became the Music Director and Conductor of the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra. He worked part time as a visiting professor and guest conductor at UNCG beginning in the 1970s. In 1981, he became the Artistic Director and Conductor of the newly-founded Greensboro Opera Company.


Fuchs’ compositions are a robust resource for SMTD students, as he composed for multiple instruments and voice. He is an undiscovered composer in terms of research, though his works have been performed on BBC radio, Tonkünstler Orchestra, the Aachen, the North German Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Komische Oper in Berlin, and the Romanian National Opera, Bucharest. The digital collection includes 74 pieces of music scores plus parts, totaling more than 1600 pages, and will be fully available in early 2017.


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