Lex De Azevedo music scores and sketches

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Lex De Azevedo music scores and sketches

Dates: approximately 1960-1980

Includes original, photocopied, and published music scores by De Azevedo, composed for musical and film productions with Latter-day Saint (LDS) themes. Also includes recordings of music scores in the following formats: audiocassette, audiotape, videotape, compact disc, and phonograph record. The collection sheds significant light on the development of the LDS popular music genre.

  • Extent: 20 cartons (20 linear ft.). -- 43 oversize boxes (43 linear ft.)
  • Creator: De Azevedo, Lex, 1943
  • Call Number: MSS 2150
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; BYU Film Music Archives; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research. No copying except by written permission of Curator of Arts & Communications Archives.
Languages and Scripts
Scores and music sketches by Lex De Azevedo.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Lex De Azevedo music collection must be obtained from the Permissions & Licensing Office of the University and the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial Citation: MSS 2150; Lex De Azevedo music collection; Film Music Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following Citations: MSS 2150, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by the creator, 1980-1997.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Lex De Azevedo; 1980-1997.
Other Finding Aids
Item-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/MSS2150.xml
Subject Terms
De Azevedo, Lex, 1943---Archives; Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Mormons--Songs and music; Music
Genre / Form
Audiocassettes; Compact discs; Photocopies; Scores; Sound recordings; Videotapes
Processing Information
Processed; James V. D'Arc and John N. Gillespie; 1997.
Appraisal Information
Film Music Archives.
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
De Azevedo (Lex) music collection
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by James V. D'Arc and John N. Gillespie
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-08-05T10:49-0600
Finding Aid Language
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Lex De Azevedo (b. 1943) was a Latter-day Saint composer.

Lex De Azevedo, daughter of singer Alyce King, was born in California and began his career in Hollywood as a musical director for programs such as The Sonny & Cher Show, Michael Jackson & the Jackson Five, and The Osmonds. Perhaps most well known in the LDS community for his musical Saturday's Warriors, De Azevedo also composed the music score for the films Where the Red Fern Grows and The Swan Princess. De Azevedo's accomplishments also include several other Broadway-style musicals, scoring numerous episodes of Bible Stories and American Hero Classics, compositions for pop singers (including other members of his family), and appearances as a guest conductor with orchestras and symphonies such as the London National Philharmonic.

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