John Mitcheltree papers
John Mitcheltree papers
Collection include his manuscripts and other public scores, his personal papers, music catalogues, and slides ranging in the years 1950-1993.
- Extent: 8 cartons (8 linear ft.)
- Creator: Mitcheltree, John Russell
- Call Number: MSS 7864
- Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; Music Special Collections; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
- Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
- Languages and Scripts
- Materials are in English.
- The original order of the collection has been retained.
- Conditions of Use
- It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the John Mitcheltree papers 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 7864; John Mitcheltree papers; Music Special Collections; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 7864, LTPSC.
- Custodial History
- Donated by Helen Mitcheltree, John's widow, in 2001.
- Acquisition Information
- Donated; Helen Mitcheltree; 2001.
- Subject Terms
- Mitcheltree, John Russell; Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Music
- Genre / Form
- Catalogs; Music--Manuscripts; Scores; Slides (Photography)
- Processing Information
- Processed; Sara Stout; June 2011.
- Appraisal Information
- Archives of local organizations with working relations with Brigham Young University, (Section IV.a.i.5 Music Special Collections Development Policy September 2010).
- Finding Aid ID Number
- Finding Aid Title
- Mitcheltree (John) papers
- Finding Aid Author
- Finding aid prepared by Sara Stout
- Finding Aid Creator
- This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2012-03-20T10:35-0600
- Finding Aid Language
- Biographical Info:
John Russell Mitcheltree (1928-1997) was an organist and choir master all over the world and arranged and composed religious music.
John Mitcheltree married Helen Banzhaf on June 9, 1952 in Denver, Colorado. After attending a school that was located in Shaker Heights, Ohio, and serving in the military, he went to the University of Colorado and received a BA in Philoshopy. He then furthered his education by going to New York University to get an MA in Musicology, and then to the University of Utah to get his PhD in Composition.
His composition for carillon was played at the Vatican Pavilion of the Brussels Worlds Fair. At the time of his death he had just finished composing a group of hymn tune settings for the Anglican Church in South Australia.
In Salt Lake City, he served at All Saints Episcopal Church, Community of Grace Presbyterian, and Christ Lutheran as organist or choir master.
He was a member of the Royal School of Church Music. He founded and directed a Jr. Choir Camp while he was the organist/choir master at the Church of St. Stephen the Martyr-Edina, Minnesota.
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