Scope and arrangement
The Horace Wadham Nicholl Papers document the career of the composer from 1872 to 1902, mainly through newspaper and magazine clippings, but also through concert programs, some promotional material, and the complete parts to one of his symphonies. This time period encompasses Nicholl’s career in Pittsburgh and his early years in New York, a time when Nicholl was simultaneously establishing himself as an organist, a composer, and an author of analytical and general music articles. Concert programs, press reviews, promotional material and general clippings illustrate his musical activities, while Nicholl’s articles in the music press document his writing career.
The Horace Wadham Nicholl papers are arranged in two series:
- 1872 - 1902, undated1 box 11 folders
This series provides a detailed documentation of Nicholl’s career, mainly through newspaper clippings, but also through concert programs and articles Nicholl authored. The material is in two sub-series: scrapbooks and other material. Nicholl assembled the two scrapbooks; the material in the second sub-series was not found in any order.
- 18821 box 21 folders
This series consists of the parts for Nicholl’s Second Symphony for Grand Orchestra in C minor and major, Op. 12.