Samuel Jepperson scores

Samuel Jepperson scores

Dates: 1904-1924

Contains band music published within the dates 1904 to 1924, and includes reduced scores and parts. Most of the collection consists of brass band music that had been used by the Provo Band, and owned by Samuel Jepperson who organized the band and conducted it himself for thirty-five years.

  • Extent: 1 carton (1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Jepperson, Samuel Hans, 1855-1931
  • Call Number: MSS 7922
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; Music Special Collections; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
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 Samuel Jepperson 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 7922; Samuel Jepperson scores; Music Special Collections; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 7922, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Glen Mehr in 1990.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Glen Mehr; 1990.
Subject Terms
Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Band music--Scores and parts; Music
Processing Information
Processed; Melissa James; July 2011.
Appraisal Information
Opera, ballet, and dance music from the early 20th century, (Section IV.a.i.2 Music Special Collections Development Policy September 2010).
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Finding Aid Title
Jepperson (Samuel) scores
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Melissa James
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-01-26T04:23-0700
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Biographical History

Samuel Hans Jepperson (1855-1931) was a highly regarded painter and talented musician.

Born in Denmark, Samuel Hans Jepperson's family came to Utah in the Christian Christiansen Handcart Company after joining The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. His artwork focused on the history of Utah and the beauty of nature, creating many astounding landscapes. Because tubes of coloring were unavailable in Provo at the time, Jepperson used nature to paint, making pigments from berries, roots and leaves. Jepperson has painted over one thousand paintings of Utah's pioneer past and its landscape.

Jepperson was also an avid music lover, and fashioned his first musical instrument, a violin, from a cigar box and a thick piece of wood. Later Jepperson organized Utah's first brass band that became known as the Provo band, which he conducted for more than thirty-five years.

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