Robert Cundick scores and other material

Robert Cundick scores and other material

Dates: 1948-2013

Collection contains scores and other material contain multiple computer-printed scores and sets of parts, manuscript scores and sets of parts, photocopies of published scores, and onionskin copies of Cundick's musical works. Multiple, variable copies exist for a single piece. Also included are correspondence and select CD and DVD recordings of his music, of both professionally-recorded and non-commercial varieties. The materials in this collection span from 1948 to 2013.

  • Extent: 10 boxes (5.0 linear ft.). -- 5 oversize boxes (7.5 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Cundick, Robert, 1926
  • Call Number: MSS 7780
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; Music Special Collections; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Open to public research.
Languages and Scripts
The collection is arranged into three series: 1. Robert Cundick oversize music scores, 1948-2013. 2. Robert Cundick music scores, 1948-2013. 3. Robert Cundick papers and sound recordings, 1986-2013.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Robert Cundick scores and other material 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 7780; Robert Cundick scores and other material; LDS Music Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following Citations: MSS 7780, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Robert Cundick in March 2010. . Donated by Robert Cundick in November 2012.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Robert Cundick; March 2010. Donated; Robert Cundick; November 2012.
Subject Terms
Cundick, Robert, 1926-; Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Music; Music--20th century; Musicians--Utah; Organists; Organists--Utah
Genre / Form
Compact discs; DVDs; Music--Manuscripts; Scores
Processing Information
Processed; Lindsay A. Weaver; March 2011. Processed; Melissa James; December 2012. Processed; Jenna Faulkner; February 2014.
Appraisal Information
Prominent LDS composer, (Section IV LDS Music Archives Collection Policy September 2010).
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Finding Aid Title
Cundick (Robert) scores and other material
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Lindsay A. Weaver
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-03-23T04:19-0600
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Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Robert Cundick (1926- ) is a Latter-day Saint composer and musician, and a well-known organist for the Mormon Tabernacle.

Robert Cundick was born in 1926 in Salt Lake City, Utah. His talent for the organ manifested itself at an early age. At twelve years old, he was ward organist. After serving in World War II, Cundick attended the University of Utah where he studied composition with Leroy Robertson and organ with Alexander Schreiner. He acquired his B.F.A and M.F.A there (MST) and ultimately received a doctorate in musical composition in 1955. In 1957, Cundick was on the Brigham Young University faculty until called to serve as an organist at the Hyde Park Chapel in England from 1962 to 1964. Upon his return to the United States, Cundick became the Mormon Tabernacle organist in 1965, finally retiring in 1991. Cundick continues to compose today and recently earned the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Pearl Awards in 2004.

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