Collection CHC5316 - Music Scores Collection

Zone d'identification



Nom et localisation du dépôt

Niveau de description



Music Scores Collection


  • circa 1850s-2013 (Production)

Importance matérielle

3 Boxes

Zone du contenu et de la structure

Portée et contenu

The Music Scores Collection contains publications dating from the late nineteenth century to the present day. It includes art music and popular music scores for various combinations of instruments, from piano or guitar solo to symphonic works with choir. This collection continues to grow as more music scores are added, in alphabetical order of composer.

Most publications in the collection include music by Cuban composers or authors. Others feature Cuban subjects or genres. Some publications are kept in the collection because they were printed in Cuba. Supports range from handwritten staff paper to commercially edited volumes.

The collection is arranged in three series. Series 1 includes all publications with works by a single composer. Series 2 includes all publications with works by multiple composers. Series 3 includes all oversize scores. The collection is distributed in three boxes. Box 1 contains series 1, A-K. Box 2 contains series 1, L-Z and all of series 2. Box 3 contains series 3. Folders within boxes contain all available copies of a single publication. A .pdf file with detailed information (title, composer, author, composition date, copyright date, date of publication, number of pages, genre, instrumentation and comments) about each publication is provided within this finding aid.

Some items in the collection seem to be only surviving copies of certain compositions. The collection offers insights into the music printing process in Cuba, and into the editorial policies followed in music printing after 1959. Art music composed after 1959 is well represented in the collection, as well as an important amount of classical danzones and contradanzas by Cuban masters Cervantes, Romeu and Lecuona.

Mode de classement

Collection is arranged in three series: Series 1, single author; Series 2, multiple authors; and Series 3, oversize materials.

Zone des conditions d'accès et d'utilisation

Conditions d’accès

This collection is open for research.

Accès physique

Accès technique

Conditions de reproduction

Requests to publish or display materials from this collection require written permission from the rights owner.  Please, contact for more information.

Langue des documents

  • espagnol
  • anglais
  • yoruba

Écriture des documents

Notes sur la langue et l'écriture

Instruments de recherche

Générer l'instrument de recherche

Éléments d'acquisition et d'évaluation

Historique de la conservation

A group of materials given by family of Olga Prado (maiden name García Cruz). A group of scores was transferred to the University of Miami Music Library, July 2013.

Source immédiate d'acquisition

The materials in this collection have been acquired through numerous gifts and purchases over time.

Évaluation, élimination et calendrier de conservation


The repository continues to add materials to this collection.

Sources complémentaires

Existence et lieu de conservation des originaux

Existence et lieu de conservation des copies

Sources complémentaires

Duplicates and music scores outside of the scope of this collection have been separated.

Descriptions associées

Élément de notes

Notes spécialisées

Identifiant(s) alternatif(s)

Zone du contrôle de la description

Règles ou conventions

Sources utilisées


Mots-clés - Sujets

Mots-clés - Lieux

Mots-clés - Noms

Mots-clés - Genre

Zone des entrées

Sujets associés

Personnes et organismes associés

Genres associés

Lieux associés