Murray Boren scores

Murray Boren scores

Dates: approximately 1976-2004

The collection contains primarily computer-printed scores written by Murray Boren with a small number of manuscripts and onionskin copies, circa 1976-2004.

  • Extent: 11 oversize boxes (16.5 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Boren, Murray
  • Call Number: MSS 7772
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; Music Special Collections; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
Materials are in English.
This collection is arranged into two series: 1. Murray Boren non-orchestral scores, circa 1976-2004. 2. Murray Boren full-size orchestral scores, circa 1976-2004.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Murray Boren scores must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 7772; Murray Boren scores; LDS Music Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following Citations: MSS 7772, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Murray Boren in June 2002.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Murray Boren; 2002.
Subject Terms
Boren, Murray; Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Music; Music--20th century; Orchestral music--Scores
Genre / Form
Processing Information
Processed; Lindsay A. Weaver; March 2011.
Appraisal Information
Prominent LDS composer (Section IV LDS Music Archives Collection Development Policy September 2010).
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Boren (Murray) scores
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Lindsay A. Weaver
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2012-01-26T14:35-0700
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Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Murray Boren (born 1950) is an LDS composer and Brigham Young University School of Music faculty member.

Murray Boren earned his B.M. and M.A. in Composition from Brigham Young University in 1975 and 1977, respectively, followed by a D.M.A. in Composition from The City University of New York in 2002. From 1970 to 1980, he took the position of acting department head and Lecturer in Music at University of Nsukka College of Education in Nigeria, then returned to Utah to become professor of composition and theory at BYU from 1980 to 1984. From 1984 to 1994, he became administrator at The City University of New York and New York University before returning to teaching composition and theory at Brigham Young University once again until 2007. Boren then retired from teaching to become House Composer for Lyon & Healy West.

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