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|Size||2.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 1350 items)|
|Abstract||Jan Philip Schinhan, composer, conductor, musician and musicologist, was born in Vienna, Austria, in 1887. He was head of the organ department at the San Fransisco Conservatory in the 1920s and early 1930s, and a member of the faculty of the Music Dept., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1935-1958. Musical compositions, biographical material, correspondence, lyric materials, music workbooks, and other items documenting Schinhan's life. Materials include more than 100 songs written or arranged by Schinhan; words and melodies of folk songs collected by Schinhan and used by him in editing volumes of "The Frank C. Brown Collection of N.C. Folklore" (1957, 1962); and material relating to composer Joseph Carl Uibellein (Carl Stein), his maternal grandfather. Of the songs written by Schinhan, some have English lyrics and some have German lyrics. Included in the collection is "Songs of Jan Philip Schinhan," performed in 1999 by Grace Johnson, soprano, and Andrew Mock, piano, recorded by Stan Gilliam.|
|Creator||Schinhan, Jan Philip, 1887-1975.|
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Jan Philip Schinhan
1887 Born in Vienna, Austria
1913 Came to the United States as an opera conductor and remained to become head of the organ department at the San Francisco Conservatory where he taught for nine years. He was also organ soloist with the San Francisco Symphony.
1933-1934 Returned to Vienna, studied for a year, and received his Ph.D. from the University of Vienna.
1935 Joined the University of North Carolina music faculty and taught organ, piano, composition, and graduate courses in folk music until his retirement in 1958.
1958 Retired as a full professor from UNC.
1975 Died March 26th in North Carolina Memorial Hospital following a long period of declining health.Back to Top
Musical compositions, biographical material, correspondence, lyric materials, music workbooks, and other items documenting Schinhan's life. Materials include more than 100 songs written or arranged by Schinhan; words and melodies of folk songs collected by Schinhan and used by him in editing volumes of "The Frank C. Brown Collection of N.C. Folklore" (1957, 1962); and material relating to composer Joseph Carl Uibellein (Carl Stein), his maternal grandfather. Of the songs written by Schinhan, some have English lyrics and some have German lyrics. Included in the collection is "Songs of Jan Philip Schinhan," performed in 1999 by Grace Johnson, soprano, and Andrew Mock, piano, recorded by Stan Gilliam.Back to Top
Arrangement: by language, then alphabetically by title.
Drafts, working copies, and printed copies of music arranged or written by Jan Philip Schinhan. Works with English lyrics, arranged alphabetically, appear first; they are followed by musical pieces with lyrics written in German. Also included is Songs of Jan Philip Schinhan, performed in 1999 by Grace Johnson, soprano, and Andrew Mock, piano. The disc includes a selection of Schinhan's songs in English and German.
German Lyrics CD-4454/1. Songs of Jan Philip Schinhan. Grace Johnson, soprano, and Andrew Mock, piano. Compact disc, recorded by Stan Gilliam at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, High Point, N.C., on 24 January, 23 April, and 30 April 1999. Includes insert with biographical information, notes about songs, and texts of song. #04454, Subseries: "1.1. JPS's Music, 1908-1962, 1999, and undated." Folder 110
Chiefly musical works collected by Schinhan. These materials reflect his interest in folk music, sacred music, and his great interest in Joseph Carl Uibellein, his maternal grandfather.
|Folder FT 1226|
Arrangement: by type.
Letters, a speech, biographical material, lyric material, music, a photograph, and other material relating to Schinhan. Correspondence relates chiefly to Schinhan's music; however, there is one personal letter to Schinhan from his brother (written in German), 1897. Musical items consist chiefly of autograph presentation copies of music to Schinhan from various composers. Music compositions are also included in the folder entitled Bohemian Club. Schinhan was a member of this San Francisco club and apparently wrote a few musical compositions for its 1923 meeting.
The miscellaneous material includes a photographed copy of a charcoal sketch of Schinhan, circa 1960s, an evaluation of JPS's dissertation, and an award certificate for the North Carolina Folklore Society's Brown-Hudson Folklore Award, 1970.
Notebooks that were apparently working materials JPS used with his editing of Volume IV, Music of the Ballads (1957) and V, Music of the Folk Songs (1962) of The Frank C. Brown Collection of North Carolina Folklore, in 7 volumes (Durham: Duke University Press). The notebooks contain miscellaneous melodies of ballads and folk songs. #04454, Series: "3. Volumes, 1937 and undated." 17-28
Processed by: Connie Cartledge, with processing assistance from Jane Odom, November 1986 with subsequent additions October 1985 and September 1986 and additions
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