Bob D. Litterell works

Bob D. Litterell works

Dates: approximately 1900-2013

Series contains Bob D. Litterell's compositions, arrangements, reductions, transcriptions and scores associated with the transcriptions and reductions of various works. Litterell completed and published a number of his trascriptions. Others were completed but not published and some remain incomplete. Litterell also composed an original work. The transcribed works are intended for harp ensemples, quintets, quartets, other chamber groups and solos. There are reductions for harp and piano, harp and orchestra, harp and string quartet and other chamber groups. The works are in handwritten manuscript form and computerized. Some of the works have been spiral bound. Litterell worked on these pieces during his professional and student years. The works cover a large variety of classical composers and genres including music from films, ballets, concertos, orchetral works, chamber works and solo works. Materials dated approximately 1900-2013. Bulk of material dated approximately 1970-2013.

  • Extent: 4 boxes. -- 4 oversize boxes
  • Creator: Litterell, Bob D. , 1946-2013
  • Call Number: MSS 8403 Series 1
  • 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
Arranged into two subseries: 1. Bob D.Litterell complete works, approximately 1900-2013. 2. Bob D. Litterell incomplete works, approximately 1900-2013.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Bob D. Litterell collection on the harp must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Bob D. Litterell works; MSS 8403; Bob D. Litterell collection on the harp; L. Tom Perry Special Collections; Music Special Collections; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
Subject Terms
Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Harp; Orchestral music--Scores
Genre / Form
Instrumentation and orchestration; Music--Manuscripts; Music--Scores.; Photocopies
Finding Aid Title
Litterell (Bob D.) collection on the harp
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Jenna Faulkner and Laura Bennion
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-05-23T09:56-0600
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Biographical Info:

Biographical/Historical note

Bob D. Litterell (1946-2013) was a Colorado harpist, arranger and composer.

Bob D. Litterell was born on September 10, 1946 in La Junta, Colorado. He studied the harp with Mary Bickford at Wichita State and Susann McDonald in California. Litterell was a soloist with the Kern Philharmonic. He was especially interested in rare harps and harp music, Egyptology and Egyptian culture. He traveled to Egypt to research harp music and visit the Cairo Conservatory. Litterell prepared editions of works by Parish Alvars, Eichner, Holst, Tchaikovsky and many other composers. He was a member a quintet and arranged music for the group. He performed at the Seventh World Harp Congress is Prague in 1999. In 2010 Bob Litterell was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor and died as a result of the tumor on January 30, 2013.

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