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Guide to the Sholom Secunda Papers
Ca. 1926-1971

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Collection processed by Doris Cohen and Neil J. Bindelglass, August 1998-March 2000

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on June 28, 2017
Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Secunda, Sholom, 1894-1974
Title: Sholom Secunda Papers
Dates [inclusive]: ca. 1926-1971
Abstract: Sholom Secunda was a composer, arranger, director and critic who came to New York in 1907, and entered the Institute of Musical Art (later renamed the Juilliard School) where he trained with composer Ernest Bloch. Secunda's first love was classical music, but he first supported himself while a young student working as an extra in the Yiddish theater. In Yiddish theater, he found considerable success as a composer and director until the early 1970's. His compositions have been successful both inside and outside the Yiddish theater with hit songs sung by such artists as: the Andrews Sisters and Joan Baez. The bulk of the Sholom Secunda Collection is comprised of music manuscripts for Yiddish Theatre productions, Cantorial music, Liturgical music, Art Songs, Secular Songs and Folk Songs.
Quantity: 64 Linear Feet (111 boxes)
Call Phrase: MSS.054